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If you already hold a bachelor's degree and want to pursue a career in nursing, Jacksonville University’s School of Nursing offers you the opportunity to complete your nursing degree in 16 months with our Second Degree Program.

To apply, you must complete the JU online undergraduate application and the separate nursing application by December 1. Applicants may apply to the School of Nursing without all admission requirements complete; however, all requirements must be met by the start of the nursing program. You will be scored on your cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, interview, essay and recommendations.  


Admission Requirements:

• A $15 nonrefundable application fee
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Complete, prior to enrollment, the following prerequisites*:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • A General Chemistry (must include a lab)
  • Microbiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Statistics

* Prerequisite courses with less than a “C” grade may be repeated once, and no more than two courses may be repeated. Letters to the School of Nursing Admissions, Progression, and Retention Committee may request an exception to this requirement.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu or 904.256.7286


Recommended Curriculum Plan:

Sophomore - Summer I


 Course  Title  Credits
 NUR 212SI  Foundations of Professional Nursing  3
 NUR 222  Nursing Assessment  3
   Total  6


Sophomore - Summer II


 Course  Title  Credits
 NUR 220  Essentials of Nursing  3
 NUR 221  Essentials of Nursing Practice  2
 NUR 202  Intro to Pharmacology  1
   Total  6


Junior Year - Fall


 Course  Title  Credits
 NUR 310  Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Theory  3
 NUR 311  Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice  2
 NUR 312  Adult Health Theory  3
 NUR 313  Adult Heath Practice  2
 NUR 302  Pharmacology I  1
 NUR 316WI  Research  3
   Total  14


Junior Year - Spring


 Course  Title  Credits
 NUR 320  Advanced Adult Health Theory  4
 NUR 321  Advanced Adult Health Practice  2
 NUR 304  Pharmacology II  1
 NUR 328  Child-Rearing Family Theory  3
 NUR 329  Child-Rearing Family Practice  2
 NUR xxx  Nursing Elective  2
   Total  14


Senior Year - Summer I


 Course  Title  Credits
 NUR 410 Critical Care Nursing Theory  2
 NUR 411 Critical Care Nursing Practice  3
 NUR 454 A Conceptual Approach to Pathophysiology  3
 NUR 434 Care of the Child-Bearing Family Theory  3
 NUR 435 Care of the Child-Bearing Family Practice  2
   Total  13


Senior Year - Summer II


 Course  Title  Credits
 NUR 436SI  Community Health Nursing Theory  2
 NUR 437  Community Health Nursing Practice  2
 NUR 422WI  Nursing Leadership & Management  3
 NUR 423  Nursing Synthesis  5
   Total  12


Total Hours: 123
Total Nursing Hours: 65​​