Which Point of Entry Is
Right for You?
Explore our undergraduate program offerings below to
discover which option is right for you.
What Are Your Next Steps?
refer to the catalog for your intended term of entry. Visit the online Undergraduate Catalog, select the appropriate catalog year and click go to view.
Accelerated Second Degree
The Accelerated Second Degree major is designed for students who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree (in any field) and are interested in pursuing a second degree and career in nursing. The curriculum is accelerated and completes in four consecutive semesters (including summers). The accelerated program is also highly competitive.
RN to Bachelor's (Online)
This major allows students with a completed Associate of Science in nursing and an RN license to receive a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing. Also known as RN to BS, this major bridges the content from an AS to a BS. Students will complete 30 hours of nursing coursework, as well as any remaining general education and state-mandated requirements.
The Upper Division major is designed for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is often referred to as a “traditional” program, intended for non-nurses without a prior bachelor’s degree. The program is five consecutive semesters (including summer), and admission is highly competitive.
Veteran to Bachelor's (V-CARE)
The V-CARE major offers service members and veterans who have medical training experience as medics or corpsmen the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing. The program is typically completed in four consecutive semesters, including summers with courses completed full-time on the Tampa campus, and admission is competitive.
This major designation at USF is designed for undergraduate students who plan to enroll in courses on a path to apply to one of the College of Nursing's undergraduate majors (Upper Division, Second Degree, V-CARE or RN to Bachelor's).
Also referred to as the AS to BS program, this is a special pathway within the RN to BS major. It allows students to enroll in select RN to BS courses at USF as a non-degree student while completing the AS at Hillsborough Community College. This program is by invitation only to students in the AS program at HCC.
Non-degree seeking student enrollment is on a space-available basis and has been established for those individuals who, while not interested in earning a degree, would like to enroll in university courses.
Students with undergraduate degrees in nursing have a world of opportunities ahead of them. One option is to continue their education with an advanced degree from the USF College of Nursing. Programs of study include Master’s (with six concentrations to choose from), DNP and PhD.