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Pepin Family USF Nursing Pathway Summer Program

Two high school students smiling during pepin summer program

The second annual Pepin Family USF Nursing Pathway Summer Program is back this summer!

Current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning about the nursing field and how to get into nursing school are invited to apply. There are only 50 spots available.

The Pepin Family USF Nursing Pathway program is FREE, and students will receive a pair of nursing scrubs and a stethoscope. This program will conclude with a celebration on the final day to recognize the students.


  • Current 10th and 11th grade high-school students (as of Spring 2024)
  • Attend a high school in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco County
  • Must be able to attend all five days of the program
  • Fill out the Pepin Family USF Nursing Pathway application
  • Submission of report card showing an overall 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Submission of a short answer or personal statement of interest
  • No prior attendance in the USF Nursing Pathway Summer Program
  • You must be 16 years of age by the first day of USF NPSP; there are no exceptions to this requirement


June 10-14, 2024
Drop-off/Arrive by: 9:00 AM
Pick-up/Depart by: 4:00 PM

USF College of Nursing
12901 Bruce B. Downs Ave., Tampa, FL

Program Activities
The Pepin Family USF Nursing Pathway Summer Program consists of small didactic learning groups, hands-on practice in the simulation lab and Mo-Bull Health Unit, fostering relationships with current USF Bull Nurse faculty, students, and academic advisors, and other activities that provide them with experiential learning at the USF College of Nursing and with community and hospital partners across the Tampa Bay region. 

Note: All application materials (application and report card are due on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 5:00 PM (EST). Students who have been accepted to the program will be notified by May 1st via email.


For more information about the Pepin Family USF Nursing Pathway Program email

Support This Program

The program provides a unique educational opportunity for high school students, enabling them to delve into the multitude of pathways and career prospects available within the nursing profession. Your investment in this initiative not only nurtures the aspirations of future Bull Nurses dedicated to serving communities in need but also contributes to addressing the nursing shortage in Florida.   

Help sustain this program