Master's Programs

Accelerated Graduate Program                       (Associate Degree in Nursing to Master's Degree)

Admission Requirements

Important Announcement:

Effective Fall 2018 admissions, we are not admitting students who have an RN with an Associate of Science Degree in nursing. Please check back soon for an update.

Admission to the AS to MS Accelerated Graduate Program is competitive. Registered nurses who have earned an Associate of Science Degree in nursing are eligible for admission to the Master’s program.

Students complete 15 credit hours of coursework in the baccalaureate program before applying to the Graduate Program. Admission is based on a review of materials submitted and on the availability of adequate classroom, clinical facilities, and faculty.

Applicants must meet the following requirements by the application deadline for the intended term of entry:

  • Associate of Science Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program 
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on 4.00 scale on all undergraduate coursework (excluding Associate of Science Nursing courses)* 
  • Current license as a registered nurse in the State of Florida 
  • Completion of general education and state mandated prerequisites 
  • Application to the Master’s program upon completion of the necessary undergraduate transitional courses 
  • A letter grade of “B” or greater and overall 3.00 GPA* or more is required in all Nursing (NUR) courses to be considered for application to the master portion of this program 
  • Completion of 15 undergraduate nursing credits with 3.00 GPA or better* (see website for additional bridge coursework). Students must complete all undergraduate requirements in 3 semesters of study to start master’s courses in the 4th semester of study
All admitted nursing students are required to complete a Background Check, Immunization Verification, and Drug Screening.  Admitted students will be provided with the steps to complete this process. 
Complete By: First week of class
Required   Immunizations: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap Booster (Documentation), TB Skin Test, CPR Certification (American Heart Association), Flu Shot

Note: This requirement is not the same as the USF Student Health Services (USF Health Form) and cannot be submitted as a substitute.

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 may require nursing students at any level to complete a criminal background check. It is imperative for all applicants to the nursing program to disclose all prior criminal background on the University application (undergraduate or graduate) in order to avoid serious consequences if or when a background check is required.

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