College of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs

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? 

Note: Please 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.

Undergraduate Majors

USF College of Nursing Undergraduate Second Degree Program

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.

USF College of Nursing Undergraduate RN to BS Program

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.

USF College of Nursing Undergraduate Upper Division Program

Upper Division

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.

USF College of Nursing Undergraduate Veteran to BS Program

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.

Additional Pathways

USF College of Nursing Undergraduate Pre-Nursing Program


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).

USF/HCC Concurrent

USF/HCC Concurrent

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.

USF College of Nursing Undergraduate Program

Non-Degree Seeking

Non-Degree admission is limited to transient students attending another Florida public college or university, master's degree applicants who need additional courses, graduate certificate applicants and PhD/DNP prospective students interested in taking doctoral level courses.