The Second Degree sequence allows students who have already received a bachelor's degree in another field to receive a bachelor’s of science degree with a major in nursing. This sequence offers courses at the Tampa campus and is typically completed in four consecutive semesters (after pre-requisites). Graduates may then take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
The Second Degree sequence is limited access, and admission is competitive. Applicants must meet the following requirements before applying for the Second Degree Sequence:
Acceptance at the USF Tampa Undergraduate admissions office as a pre-nursing student. (Students must have USF Tampa Campus as the home campus.) An overall GPA of 3.00 or higher on all undergraduate work
Bachelor's Degree completed from an accredited institution (Regionally). Degree must be conferred prior to the application deadline and intended term of entry to USF
Completion of pre-requisite courses by the application deadline for the intended term of entry (listed below, with USF equivalencies). A grade of ‘C’ or better is required:
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4) BSC 2085/L
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) BSC 2086/L
- Any three credit class in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or Physics (3) - (CHMXXXX, BCHXXXX, BSCXXXX, PHYXXXX, or PCBXXXX)
- Life Span (Human Growth and Development) (3) - DEP 2004
- Human Nutrition (3) - HUN 2201
- Microbiology with lab (4) - MCB 2000/L
- Statistics (3) STA 2122
- Psychology (3) (PSYXXXX, SYGXXXX, or SOPXXXX)
Students will be considered only if all of the above criteria is met. Admission is based on cumulative GPA, first-attempt grades in pre-requisites, and a writing sample identifying students motivations for nursing, plans for academic success, and relevant leadership, volunteer, or work experience to nursing.
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