R.N. to M.S.N. Program

In Short
  • Allows qualified registered nurses to complete both the B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees in less time
  • Designed for licensed registered nurses who have also completed an A.A. degree or meet UCF’s general education requirements
  • Offered completely online; select courses may also be available on regional campuses
  • Two distinct tracks: Nurse Educator and Nursing Leadership & Management
  • Admits in Fall and Spring
  • Up to 27 credits may awarded for prior coursework
  • Part-time or full-time study plans available

Program Description
The web-based dual bachelor’s and master’s degree completion program is designed for registered nurses who have also completed an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree or meet UCF’s general education requirements. While the program coursework is completed online, select courses may also be available at various regional campuses.

Students must meet all UCF general education requirements which can be met with an A.A. degree from a Florida public college. An above average performance in prior undergraduate coursework (3.0 GPA or above) and potential for success in graduate school must also be demonstrated. The College of Nursing will validate previous coursework and may award up to 27 credits for prior learning.

As a bridge program to the M.S.N. degree, students are admitted as undergraduate students for completion of the B.S.N. degree and allowed to complete graduate-level coursework as part of that curriculum. Up to nine credit hours of graduate coursework is completed prior to formal admission into the M.S.N. program.

Refer to the official undergraduate catalog to view specific program requirements and curriculum information. Prospective students are also encouraged to schedule a phone or face-to-face meeting with a nursing advisor to discuss the specifics of this unique program.

Registered Nurses without an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, or do not meet UCF’s general education requirements, should refer to our A.S. to B.S.N. program.

Please note: This program may not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. If you have questions, please contact the International Services Center at www.intl.ucf.edu or call 407-823-2337.


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Call 407.823.2744 to schedule an appointment or send your questions to: ucfnurse@ucf.edu.


See undergraduate catalog for course names & descriptions.