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    Master's for Registered Nurses with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Admission Requirements | Application Process and Deadlines | Curriculum
Admission Requirements
This process applies to the Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Dual Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education and Dual Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentrations. Applicants interested in the Nurse Anesthesia concentration Application Process click here.

Admission to the Master's program is competitive and is based on a review of materials submitted and on the availability of adequate classroom, clinical facilities, and faculty. The applicant is responsible for compiling and submitting the complete set of materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applicants must meet the following requirements before applying for this program:
  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited program
  • Earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in all upper-level coursework while working on a baccalaureate degree.*
  • Evidence of current Florida RN license in good standing.
  • The Adult Nurse Practitioner/Occupational Health concentration has a dual degree with the College of Public Health (COPH) and thus additional COPH requirements may apply for that concentration.  Please email nurstudent@health.usf.edu for more information on Occupational Health.
*The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family concentrations are highly competitive. Thus, admission requirements may be higher for those concentrations.
For More Information:

The College of Nursing offers prospective students a number of ways to obtain more information about Graduate programs:
Please note: The College of Nursing offers the above resources for individuals to learn more about our masters program. In order to provide service to the large number of prospective applicants, the College of Nursing Graduate Office is unable to offer walk-in or individual appointments prior to a Masters student being admitted to the College.

All information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.