Admission Criteria

Applicants are required to show evidence of the following:

  • A score of 500 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. In the current version of the GRE a minimum score of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section. Completion of the GRE Analytical Writing Measure is optional.
  • Current licensure (or eligibility) as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.
  • Applicants must have graduated from a college of nursing that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education¬†National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. The list of current agencies is found here:¬†
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the upper division nursing major.
  • International students or students whose native language is not English are required to pass one of the following tests with a satisfactory score of:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
      • Computer-based: 213
      • Paper-based: 550
      • Web-based: 80
      • iBT Speaking Component: 26
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
      • Overall score: 6.5
      • Speaking Component: 7
    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB):
      • Overall score: 79
    • Successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute Program. International students or students whose native language is not English with unsatisfactory scores on the TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Speaking Component, IELTS, or MELAB; unsuccessful completion of the UF English Language Institute Program; or an unacceptable score on the verbal part of the GRE must achieve an acceptable score on an essay administered by the Academic Written English Program at UF.
  • Demonstrated ability in (or potential for) clinical excellence and leadership.
  • Students must be either a U.S. citizen, legal U.S. resident, or hold a valid visa.