The College of Nursing is an integral part of USF Health and the University of South Florida. We strive to live by our mission to employ the core values of excellence, innovation, inclusion, and respect to educate future nurses, advance nursing science, and implement evidence-based clinical practice to improve health and wellness.
Founded in 1973, the College of Nursing is one of 14 colleges that comprise the University of South Florida (USF). USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Together these campuses serve more than 50,000 students and offer undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral degrees. The students are a diverse group, coming from every state, every U.S. territory, and more than 145 countries around the world. Student diversity is growing with 18% Hispanic students, 11% African American, and 7% Asian. Our newly appointed Chief Officer of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity will continue to grow our diversity plan.
The College of Nursing boasts National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates that exceed both the state and national averages (2020):
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