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 prepare 21st-century nurses to address the health care needs of local and global communities through excellence in research, education, and clinical care.
Founded in 1973, the College of Nursing is one of 14 colleges that comprise the University of South Florida (USF). The USF system, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, enrolls more than 50,000 students. The students are a diverse group, coming from every state, every U.S. territory, and more than 141 countries around the world.
The College of Nursing boasts National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates that exceed both the state and national averages (2019):