Nursing Pathways | BS & BSN Program


Edward Waters University has signed a memorandum of understanding for post-baccalaureate admissions to the University of Florida’s College of Nursing. The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate outreach, marketing, and recruitment of highly qualified biology majors into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Florida’s SACSCOC approved Jacksonville off-campus instructional site.  This partnership program will promote access to a baccalaureate nursing education to highly qualified, underrepresented students, and increase the nursing workforce in the State of Florida by providing the opportunity to recruit diverse students that reflect the populations to be served.   

Academic Resources

(This is a special program with University of Florida. The advisor will provide additional needed information):

High School Graduates (First Time in College) Application Requirements

  • Completed admissions application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official College transcripts where dual enrolled classes were attempted
  • Official ACT and or SAT scores

Edward Waters University ACT code: 0724
Edward Waters University SAT code: 5182

High School Transcript

  • Admission consideration is given to applicants with standard high school diplomas from an accredited high school.
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript showing work through the completion of your junior year.
  • Transcripts are considered official when received directly from the issuing institution electronically or in a sealed envelope with the school’s seal and/or official signature. Your enrollment for the application term and year is based upon review of your final high school transcript with graduation date listed.

Minimum Requirements

  • GPA: High school applicants who have earned at least a 5 cumulative grade point average and have taken the ACT or SAT with a composite score of at least 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for regular admissions to the college.
  • High school applicants who have earned at least a 0 – 2.49 cumulative grade point average and have under 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for Provisional admissions for the Charles H. Pearce Institute (Summer term). Scores reported on high school transcripts can be used to evaluate applicant admissibility. 

High School Curriculum
Admission consideration is given to applicants who have earned a standard high school diploma and completed a minimum of the following:

English – 4 years or units
Mathematics – 3 years or units, including Algebra and higher.
Social Science – 3 years or units
Natural Science – 3 years or units

Foreign Language – 2 years or units Optional (If a student has not taken two years of a sequential language, they are still admissible to the college, but they will be required to take 6 credit hours of a foreign language.) 

Advance Standing Credit
You can earn a maximum of 30 combined credit hours in advanced standing credits.

Advanced Placement (AP): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “3” or better on the Advanced Placement examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.

International Baccalaureate (IB): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “5” or above on the International Baccalaureate examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.

Transfer students who wish to enter into the nursing bridge major, must have earned at least 30 credits, have an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and a math and science GPA of 3.0 or higher in major courses in order to qualify for admission. Additionally, students must have successfully completed biology courses appropriate to their class standing upon transferring. Students who transfer with less than 30 credits must meet the admission standards listed above.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021), nurses are employed in a variety of settings. Overall employment of nurses is projected to grow 6 percent between 2021 and 2031. This is about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 203,200 openings for registered nurses are projected each year, on average, over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. The median annual wage for registered nurses varies from each state, but the average was $77,000 in 2021 and the mean annual wage is listed as $82,750.  

DEGREE PLAN (All nursing courses will be offered through the University of Florida College of Nursing at UF’s Jacksonville off-campus instructional site):

SEMESTER 1:

SUMMER

NUR 3066C Clinical Reasoning Health Assessment  ………………………..….    3 Credits 

NUR 3106  Lead and Inspire I: Professional Nursing Practice  …………….    2 Credits 

NUR 3737C   Principles of Personalized Nursing Care …………………………….    6 Credit

NUR 3196   Pathophysiology / Pharmacology in Nursing I  …………………….  4 Credits

ESC 1000    Earth Science (G) ………………………………………………………………..    3 Credits   

                                                                                                                            TOTAL = 18 Credits

SEMESTER 2:

FALL

NUR 3168   Lead and Inspire 2: Research & Evidence-Based Nursing Practice …………..….    2 Credit

NUR 3128   Pathophysiology / Pharmacology in Nursing 2 ……………………………….……..……   3 Credits

NUR 33227C   Principles of Reasoning & Personalized Nursing Care 2 …………………….………   2 Credits

NUR 33219C    Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Acute Conditions …… 4 Credits

NUR 3535C      Clinical Reasoning & Personalized Nursing Care: Mental Health ………………. 4 Credit

                                                                                                                           TOTAL = 15 Credits

SEMESTER 3:

SPRING

NUR 4108   Lead and Inspire: Policy Change in Nursing Practice …………………………….    3 Credit

NUR 4467  Clinical Reasoning & Personalized Care: Women, Children and Families …….  6 Credits

NUR 4768   Clinical Reasoning & Personalized Care: Adult Chronic Conditions …….   6 Credits

                                                                                                                         TOTAL = 15 Credits

SEMESTER 4

SUMMER

NUR 4827   Lead & Inspire 4: Leadership & Innovation in Nursing Practice …….………….    2 Credit

NUR 4636C   Clinical Reasoning & Personalized Nursing Care: Population Health ………   4 Credits

NUR 4766    Clinical Reasoning & Personalized Nursing Care: Adult with Complex Conditions …   6 Credits

NUR 4815    Professional Nursing Transformation ………………………………..…  3 Credits

                                                                                                                           TOTAL = 15 Credits

After successful completion of this program, more than 70% of the students will be able to successfully:

  1. Using clear and concise communication to convey relevant nursing information so that decision makers can formulate informed decisions
  2. Utilizing technology (such as computers, accounting software, information databases) to facilitate and enhance nursing reporting processes
  3. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  5. Using analytical and some research tools to monitor evolving nursing standards and practices and to maintain professional skills in a changing nursing environment.

The mission of the University of Florida’s College of Nursing is to provide students with an excellent personalized nursing care experience, generate research and scholarship that have an impact on practice, and prepare graduates with the medical expertise to treat and care for patients while leading and inspiring others in the nursing field of study. Consistent with the University of Florida’s core values of caring, diversity, engagement, excellence in learning and service, this partnership with Edward Waters University will provide an innovative, high quality academic nursing programs to meet the growing workforce needs for baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the state of Florida.   

  1. An exceptional academic that reflects the breadth of thought essential for preeminence, achieved by a community of students, faculty, and staff who have diverse experiences and backgrounds.
  2. Educate innovative and effective nursing researchers, educators and practitioners.
  3. Acquire broad fundamental principles in nursing.
  4. Advance knowledge in nursing through research and discovery.
  5. A strengthened public engagement of the university’s program with local, national, and international communities.
  6. Enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and the application of knowledge.   
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