University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32224
The University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville is a public institution with both undergrad and graduate degree programs. It is also part of the 10-campus State University System of Florida. The main campus is on 1,300 acres of land and surrounded by a large nature preserve. There are 28 main buildings and 6 student housing facilities on campus. UNF was founded in 1972 and is organized into five separate colleges offering over 80 different degree programs and areas of study for undergraduates and graduates, including several paths to becoming a nurse. The nursing programs are offered through the UNF Brooks College of Health, which has an enrollment of 2,420 students.
Students who are interested in nursing can choose from BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP nursing programs. The RN to BSN bridge can be completed online or on-campus, while the other programs are offered on-campus. Enrollment in these programs is competitive. The university only admits 36 students to the BSN program each semester. The programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, while the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
02/01/2001 - 06/30/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
04/01/1985 - 06/30/2009
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - 12/10/2016
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
06/03/2006 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1090 to 1280|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$213/credit|
|In State Students||$213/credit|
|Out of State Students||$693/credit|
|In District Students||$494/credit|
|In State Students||$494/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,044/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of University of North Florida's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$2,535|
|State Grant & Scholarships||47%||$2,533|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||49%||$5,028|
|Federal Student Loans||43%||$5,527|
$13,524Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,079|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,651|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,516|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,374|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.