College of Nursing

Print Friendly
Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Veteran to BSApplication Process & Deadlines

Application Process:

The V-CARE program is a two-step process, follow the steps below to successfully apply first to the university and separately the V-CARE program. At this time current USF students may skip steps one and two. Make sure you check the military/veteran status AND select pre-nursing as your major.

  1. Submit a USF Tampa Admissions Application

    Interested students who meet the minimum published criteria are encouraged to apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Submit a degree-seeking transfer application to Undergraduate Admissions. For questions regarding undergraduate admissions (including USF deadlines), please call (813) 974-3350 or check the website. Students must be admitted to The USF Tampa Campus.

  2. Submit required documentation

    Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended, including any ACE and/or SMART transcripts directly to the USF Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC1036, Tampa, FL 33620-6900. Transcripts will not be considered until they are received, opened, and processed in the system by the Undergraduate Admissions office. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will decide what course work is transferable to the University.

  3. Submit a College of Nursing Application

    Once you have completed steps 1and 2, and have been admitted as an undergraduate pre-nursing student at USF, complete the on-line College of Nursing application at https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/soar. The SOAR application requires a university identification number (UID) to apply. All students receive their UID after admission to the university.

    Applicants with completed pre-requisites may be eligible for admission to Fall V-CARE Sequence. Students who do not have all pre-requisite courses completed by Fall admission cycle, may be eligible for conditional admission to a later V-CARE Sequence.

Application Deadlines:

The College of Nursing typically accepts students into the V-CARE sequence once a year, for the Fall semester. At this time the V-CARE sequence does not admit students in the spring or summer semesters. All three steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00PM on the deadline for the application term.

N SOAR Application Open Deadline to Apply
Fall 2015 December 1, 2014 March 16, 2015

Important: While the College of Nursing will do its best to match students to clinical sites by their geographical location, we cannot guarantee placement. Students may be placed at a clinical facility within 2 hours driving distance from The USF Tampa Campus, and are expected to have proper transportation to and from clinical sites.

MECP/NECP Applicants

Military Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP or NECP) students may be given provisional admission up to one semester prior to nursing program entry provided they complete the pre-requisite requirements, apply and are admitted to the College of Nursing.

Application to the College of Nursing is a 2-step process that requires an application to USF and an application to the College of Nursing.

Students interested in provisional admission or a letter must have their application complete and reviewed during the Summer nursing application period (around January 1 – March 1). If admitted, you may defer admission up to one semester (Fall) to meet commissioning time requirements.

If you apply for the Summer term you will receive an admission decision mid - to - late March and we will allow you to defer admission to the Fall semester. If you are deployed or otherwise assigned and unable to attend in the Fall semester, you would be required to contact our Undergraduate Admission advisor, to assist you with any special arrangements for future attendance.

Please see the following website to successfully complete the application process: http://health.usf.edu/nursing/academics/upper-division/apply.html

Please be aware of the following:

We strongly recommend that students apply for general admission to USF Undergraduate Admissions (step 1) about two months before you plan to apply to the College of Nursing (step 2). It can take Undergraduate Admissions up to six weeks to determine admission decisions. You must be accepted to USF first in order to apply directly to the College of Nursing.

If a student is provisionally accepted, a letter stating this will be sent to the student along with a projected degree completion plan. These are to be submitted by the student as part of the application to the MECP Selection Board.

Nursing Mandatory Orientation Dates:

All undergraduate students must attend the mandatory College of Nursing Orientation & Pre-Immersion Orientation. Students should plan activities accordingly in regards to the Nursing Orientation Dates. Students who cannot attend the orientations will forfeit their seat in the program.

Summer 2015 Admits
Friday April 10, 2015 Nursing Student Orientation 7am – 5pm
Friday May 8, 2015 Pre-Immersion Program 8am – 4pm
Fall 2015 Admits
Friday July 10, 2015 Nursing Student Orientation 7am – 5pm
Friday August 14, 2015 Pre-Immersion Program 8am – 4pm