College of Nursing

USF/HCC Concurrent

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The University of South Florida (USF) & Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Concurrent Program allows students to enroll in select RN to BS courses at USF as non-degree-seeking students while completing the ASN degree at HCC. Students will remain in non-degree status at USF until awarded the ASN. After graduating from HCC’s ASN program, students will be eligible to sit for the national licensure exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).

A nationwide nursing shortage means an abundance of career choices are available to students pursuing a nursing degree. HCC students who qualify have the opportunity to transfer into the BS program at the USF College of Nursing. The collaboration between HCC and USF provides expanded clinical opportunities for students, enabling them to gain valuable work experience and fills the gap of nurses with baccalaureate degrees vitally needed by the community, state and country. 

About This Degree

The USF/HCC Concurrent program prepares current registered nurses, educated through an associate’s degree in nursing, to maximize effective patient care, to provide career mobility and advancement, and to provide the foundation for potential advanced education. Guided by the Institute of Medicine’s Report on The Future of Nursing (2013), many hospitals are increasing the emphasis and/or placing full emphasis on hiring baccalaureate prepared nurses. The USF/HCC Concurrent option provides a high-quality online education for nurses to advance their practice within clinical areas, nursing management, and beyond. The degree also opens doors for the pursuit of graduate studies in nursing – Master’s, DNP and PhD.


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  • Admission Requirements

    Progression Requirements

    Criteria for Admissions
    • Complete of the steps for admission as a degree-seeking student at HCC prior to being considered for the concurrent program
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
    • Meet the definition of residency at each institution to qualify for in-state tuition
    • Must be admitted into HCC’s nursing program
    • Must be admitted as a non-degree-seeking student into USF and be eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student into USF’s College of Nursing upon completion of the ASN portion of the concurrent program
    Progression Requirements
    • Maintain active enrollment status at both institutions
    • Comply with the designated plan of study*
    • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for admissions into the concurrent program
    • Comply with each institution’s policy regarding progression and compliance
    • Acquire a valid RN license within three months of completion of the ASN**

    * If students are not successful in following the plan of study, they can no longer remain in the concurrent program.

    ** Students who are not able to obtain a valid RN license within three months of completing the ASN will be unable to take the remaining RN to BS courses at USF until they have successfully passed. Students who are off plan for the USF/HCC Concurrent program will no longer be able to remain in the concurrent program but can apply for the RN to BS program at USF through Undergraduate Admissions and the College of Nursing.

    • The state-mandated nursing common prerequisites are required to be completed before the published application deadline for the intended term of entry. A grade of C or better is required. The USF courses listed are for planning purposes only.
      • BSC 2085/L Human Anatomy & Physiology I or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I course, 4 semester hours
      • BSC 2086/L Human Anatomy & Physiology II or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II course, 4 semester hours
      • CHM, BSC, PHY, PCB, BCH (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Biochemistry) course, 3 semester hours
      • DEP 2004 Human Growth & Development course, 3 semester hours
      • HUN 2201 Human Nutrition or any human nutrition course OR NUR 1192, 3 semester hours
      • MCB 2000/L Microbiology or any Microbiology course, 4 semester hours 
      • Any PSY, SYG, or SOP (Psychology, Sociology, or Social Psychology) course, 3 semester hours
      • STA 2014 or 2023 Statistics or any Statistics course, 3 semester hours 

    Important Notification:

    All admitted nursing students are required to complete a Background Check, Immunization Verification, and Drug Screening. Admitted students will be provided with the steps to complete this process.

    Complete By: First week of class
    Required Immunizations: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap Booster (Documentation), TB Skin Test, CPR Certification (American Heart Association), Flu Shot

    Note: This requirement is not the same as the USF Student Health Services (USF Health Form) and cannot be submitted as a substitute.

    USF Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) and Enhanced General Education Requirements 

    The university has general education requirements for every program. Learn more from the academic catalog.

    These requirement listings are for informational purposes only and are superseded by the academic catalog for your intended term of entry. Be sure to reference the catalog for more information.

  • Curriculum

    Courses listed are published for information purposes only.

    Fall Cohort Curriculum Plan

    Semester HCC and USF Courses
    Credit Hours
    Institution
    1 (Fall) NUR 1020 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Practice
    4 HCC
    NUR 1020L Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Practice Clinical 2 HCC
    NUR 1023C Essential Concepts of Patient Management
    3 HCC
    NUR 1024 Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    2 HCC
    ENC 1102 English Composition II (if needed)
    • Attend concurrent information session and orientation
    • Apply to USF as non-degree-seeking student**
    (3)




    = 11-14
    HCC
    2 (Spring)
    NUR 1310C Concepts of Pediatric Nursing
    3 HCC
    NUR 1421C Concepts of Nursing Care for Women and Infants
    3 HCC
    NUR 1520C Concepts of Mental Health Nursing
    4 HCC
    NUR 3078 Information Technology for Nurses
    1 USF
    NUR 3805 Nursing as a Profession
    2

    = 13
    USF
    3 (Summer) HCC Specified Electives (if needed)
    (3) HCC
    Humanities General Education (if needed)
    (3) HCC
    NUR 3826 Ethical/Legal
     3 USF
    USF State Mandates/General Education/FKL Courses (if needed)
    (varies)

    = 3
    USF/HCC
    4 (Fall)
    NUR 2205C Complex Simulation
    2 HCC
    NUR 2210 Concepts of Adult Health I
    5 HCC
    NUR 2210L Concepts of Adult Health I Clinical
    3 HCC
    NUR 4285 Healthy Aging: Nursing Care of Older Adults
    3

    = 13
    USF
    5 (Spring)
    NUR 2211 Concepts of Adult Health II
    5 HCC
    NUR 2211L Concepts of Adult Health II Clinical
    3 HCC
    NUR 2811C Role Transformation
    • Apply to USF as degree-seeking student**
    • ASN is completed in May
    2



    = 10
    HCC
    6 (Summer)
    NUR 4888 Coordination of Care
    3 USF
    USF State Mandates/General Education/FKL Courses (if needed)
    • Take and pass NCLEX
    • Complete SOAR application for USF College of Nursing during Fall RN-BS timeline
    3





    = 6
    USF
    7 (Fall)
    NUR 4895 Educational Role of the Nurse in Healthcare
    3 USF 
    NUR 4828C Foundations of Nursing Healthcare Leadership & Management
    3 USF
    NUR 4069 Health Assessment
    3 USF
    USF State Mandates/General Education/FKL Courses (if needed)
    (varies)

    = 9
    USF
    8 (Spring)  NUR 4169C Evidence Based Practice for the Baccalaureate Prepared Nurse
    3 USF 
    NUR 4634C Population Health
    3 USF
    NUR ELECTIVE
    3

    = 9
    USF

    Spring Cohort Curriculum Plan

    Semester HCC and USF Courses
    Credit Hours
    Institution
    1 (Spring) NUR 1020 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Practice
    4 HCC
    NUR 1020L Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Practice Clinical 2 HCC
    NUR 1023C Essential Concepts of Patient Management
    3 HCC
    NUR 1024 Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    2 HCC
    ENC 1102 English Composition II (if needed)
    • Attend concurrent information session and orientation
    • Apply to USF as non-degree-seeking student**
    (3)




    = 11-14
    HCC
    2 (Summer)
    Humanities General Education (if needed)
    (3) HCC
    NUR 3078 Information Technology for Nurses
    1 USF
    NUR 3805 Nursing as a Profession
    2

    = 3-6
    USF
    3 (Fall) NUR 1310C Concepts of Pediatric Nursing
    3 HCC
    NUR 1421C Concepts of Nursing Care for Women and Infants
    3 HCC
    NUR 1520C Concepts of Mental Health Nursing
    4 HCC
    NUR 3826 Ethical/Legal
    3

    = 13
    USF
    4 (Spring)
    NUR 2205C Complex Simulation
    2 HCC
    NUR 2210 Concepts of Adult Health I
    5 HCC
    NUR 2210L Concepts of Adult Health I Clinical
    3 HCC
    NUR 4285 Healthy Aging: Nursing Care of Older Adults
    3

    = 13
    USF
    5 (Summer) HCC Specified Electives (if needed)
    (3) HCC
    NUR 4888 Coordination of Care
    3 USF
    USF State Mandates/General Education/FKL Courses (if needed)
    (varies)

    = 3-6

    6 (Fall)
    NUR 2211 Concepts of Adult Health II
    5 HCC
    NUR 2211L Concepts of Adult Health II Clinical
    3 HCC
    NUR 2811C Role Transformation
    • Apply to USF as degree-seeking student**
    • ASN is completed in May
    2



    = 10
    HCC
    7 (Spring)
    NUR 4069 Health Assessment
    3 USF
    USF State Mandates/General Education/FKL Courses (if needed)
    • Take and pass NCLEX
    • Complete SOAR application for USF College of Nursing during Fall RN-BS timeline
    (varies)





    = 3
    USF
    8 (Summer)
    NUR 4895 Educational Role of the Nurse in Healthcare
    3 USF 
    NUR 4828C Foundations of Nursing Healthcare Leadership & Management
    3 USF
    USF State Mandates/General Education/FKL Courses (if needed)
    (varies)

    = 6
    USF
    9 (Fall) NUR 4169C Evidence Based Practice for the Baccalaureate Prepared Nurse
    3 USF
    NUR 4634C Population Health
    3 USF
    NUR ELECTIVE
    • Apply for graduation
    • Graduation expected this term
    3



    = 9
    USF
  • Apply

    Application Process

    Qualified applicants, once admitted into HCC's ASN program, will be contacted by HCC regarding to the application process for the USF/HCC Concurrent Program. 

    Please review HCC's Nursing Program requirements and deadlines for admission into the ASN program. This information can be found on HCC's website

    If admitted to the USF/HCC Concurrent Program, additional steps may be required to progress. This may include applications, medical documentation, transcripts, residency documentation, background check, etc.

    The program is only available to students admitted to HCC's ASN Program for the upcoming Fall or Spring semester.

  • FAQs

    1. How do I apply to the USF/HCC Concurrent Program?
      Students are only considered for the concurrent program if they are admitted to HCC's AS program for either the Fall or Spring. Once admitted to HCC's AS program during an appropriate semester, students will be invited to an Information Session held on the HCC's campus where complete details about the program structure and progression policies will be shared. After the Information Session, the USF undergraduate admissions advisor will submit the list of students who attended the Information Session to HCC Advisors for evaluation. HCC determines who is eligible for the concurrent program based on their GPA calculations. Once HCC identifies the students who are eligible, the USF undergraduate admissions advisor will reach out to those students and invite them to an orientation at USF where they will complete their non-degree seeking applications to USF.

    2. When do I apply to USF as a degree seeking student to finish my BS?
      Students will apply to USF as degree-seeking students during their last semester at HCC. After graduation, HCC sends all of the concurrent students' AS transcripts to USF Undergraduate Admissions for evaluation. Once the concurrent students are admitted to USF, they will be required to complete a USF College of Nursing SOAR application.