The College is committed to recruiting a diverse pool of applicants who are highly motivated to achieve the doctoral program objectives. Admission to the program is based on a number of factors that measure a student's potential for academic success at the doctoral level.
Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to apply for the program:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program.*
- 3.0 GPA
- Scored competitively on the quantitative, verbal and analytic portions of the GRE.
- Demonstrated commitment to doctoral study and scholarly productivity.
- Potential research interests compatible with those of current faculty.
- Personal interview with the Assistant Dean for the PhD Program.
- Licensed as a Florida Registered Nurse prior to enrolling in clinical course work.
- Evidence of potential for leadership in nursing profession.
*Applicants with degrees in other fields may also be considered.
All admitted nursing students are required to complete a Background Check, Immunization Verification, and Drug Screening. Admitted students will be provided with the steps to complete this process.
First week of class
MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap Booster (Documentation), TB Skin Test, CPR Certification (American Heart Association), Flu Shot
Note: This requirement is not the same as the USF Student Health Services (USF Health Form) and cannot be submitted as a substitute.
* Applies only to those who are doing clinical coursework or collecting clinical data.
For More Information:
The College of Nursing offers prospective students a number of ways to obtain more information about Graduate programs: