Bachelor's Programs

RN to Bachelor's Sequence

Your Degree, Your Way!

This “first-of-its-kind” program developed for today’s Registered Nurses is truly a REVOLUTION in education, and it’s right here at the University of South Florida.

  • Allows you to build a degree focused on your unique career needs:
    • Leadership/Management or
    • Patient/Staff Education or
    • Clinical Excellence 

  • Fully web-based didactic - this online program allows you to attend class when it is convenient for you.
  • Part-time complete our nursing program in 5 semesters; Pull-time in 3 semesters with Program Director approval.
  • Service Learning Practicum Projects allow you to apply the knowledge and skills to clinical practice.
  • Prepares you for selected national certifications.
  • Seamless transition into USF Nursing Master’s, PhD and DNP programs..


"I have been a nurse for a long time and have seen nurses struggling to get a degree while working full-time and caring for a family. It requires an exceptional commitment that I can appreciate having been there myself. At USF we built our program by talking to nurses who desire to enhance their skills so that they can continue to practice in their current setting whether it’s clinical practice, patient and staff education, or leadership and management. I am so proud to have been part of creating this unique program."

Sandy Czerwinski, MS, RN
RN-BS Program Director


Our friendly admissions team is prepared to answer your questions and discuss with you the requirements for applying:
  • Acceptance at the USF undergraduate admissions office.
  • An overall GPA of 2.50 or higher on all undergraduate work (excluding Associate of Science Nursing courses).
  • Associates Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution. Nursing Diploma evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Evidence of current RN licensure in good standing from the state in which you work and will complete your Service Learning Practicum hours.
  • Completion of the following pre-requisite courses by the application deadline for the intended term of entry with a minimum grade of “C” in each:
    • English Composition I (3) – ENC 1101
    • English Composition II (3) – ENC 1102
  • Students must also fulfill University general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

What People are Saying:

"Tampa General Hospital is excited to have had the opportunity to be a vital part of the newly revised RN to BS program. TGH nurses were invited to focus groups where the needs of potential nursing students, who also work full-time, were discussed. After collaborating with community partners, the USF College of Nursing has developed a BS program that offers an innovative personalized approach."

Wendi Goodson-Celerin, MS, ARNP
Director, Nursing Education, Tampa General Hospital

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