The College of Nursing offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Students may choose from several concentrations that include nurse practitioner in primary care and other specialties, clinical nurse leader, and nursing education. The required hours vary and students that are admitted are encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor to ensure timely progression through the program. Additionally, some of these concentrations are quite competitive and admission requirements may be higher than the minimum requirements.
Although the College of Nursing offers some of its courses on-line, it will be necessary for students to attend many classes on campus throughout their academic career. In addition, students are restricted from completing their clinical hours at a site further than one hour away from the Tampa campus.
Students may select from among the following concentrations: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) Nursing Education Dual Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Dual Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (on hold)
The USF College of Nursing strives to provide a dynamic curriculum, top-notch clinical experiences, and overall superior education for our students. In order to ensure successful progression through the graduate program, it is important that you commit to your concentration of choice upon admission to the College. If you would like to change your concentration at any point in your program of study, there is a process (and a form) that requires you to obtain signature from your current director to drop, and your desired director to accept. The decision is made by the accepting director depending upon space availability, interview, and evaluation of progress that meets admission criteria. All information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.