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Attention—Admission Requirements Revision: Starting with the Summer 2021 admission cycle, anyone applying to the Accelerated Second Degree will be required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to the SOAR application deadline. This means transcript with proof of degree must have been received and processed by the Office of Admission.
for students who already have a bachelor’s degree, USF’s Accelerated Second Degree pathway offers a nursing degree through a four-semester/16-month program. For those who
have the right balance of intellectual ability, time management skills and
emotional fortitude, the Accelerated Second Degree can be the ideal entry into
The Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in another field and wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This is a full-time limited-access program, as mandated by the state, and is structured sequentially. Admission is competitive.
Criteria for Accelerated Second Bachelor's Degree
To learn more about admissions requirements and prerequisites, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.
All admitted nursing students are required to complete a background check, immunization verification, and drug screening. Additionally, students will be required to provide proof of current health insurance. Admitted students will be provided with the steps to complete this process.
Please refer to the catalog for your academic year. Visit the online Undergraduate Catalog, select the appropriate catalog year, choose the College of Nursing, and select Admissions Requirements for more information.
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Note: The College of Nursing will evaluate prerequisite coursework after the USF Office of Admissions has determined course transferability to the university and posted the official results in DegreeWorks, which requires all official transcripts to be processed by the USF Office of Admissions. For questions regarding the status of your university application and transcript processing please call (813) 974-3350 or email at email@example.com.
Note: To be considered for admission to the desired nursing pathway, applicants must meet all minimum admission criteria, be officially admitted to USF for the correct term of entry, and have a Verified NursingCAS application, by the nursing application deadline. Any deviation from the posted criteria will cause the applicant to be ineligible for admission.
|Program Start||Campus||Apply to USF by||Submit all transcripts, test scores and required documents to USF by||NursingCAS application opens||NursingCAS application closes|
|Fall 2022||USF St. Petersburg
||March 1, 2022
||April 12, 2022
January 10, 2022
March 4, 2022
|Spring 2022||USF Sarasota-Manatee||July 1, 2021||August 16, 2021||August 23, 2021||October 1, 2021|
|Summer 2022||USF Tampa||December 1, 2021||January 10, 2022||January 10, 2022||March 4, 2022|
File Completion: All transcripts, scores, and required documents received by the Office of Admissions
PLEASE NOTE: Please read the Application Process section carefully. Applicants will be deemed ineligible for admission to the nursing program if any portion of the process is not satisfied by the posted deadlines. Please contact USF Undergraduate Admissions regarding your university application. USF Undergraduate Admissions cannot expedite processing for any student for any reason. Applicants seeking admission to the St. Petersburg or Sarasota-Manatee campus MUST select “USF Tampa” as the Campus on the university application. The specific campus can be selected in the NursingCAS application.
Due to federal reporting regulations, international students on an I-20/F-1 visa are not eligible for the Accelerated Second Degree program at St. Petersburg.
Nursing Mandatory Orientation Dates
All undergraduate students must attend the mandatory College of Nursing orientation and pre-immersion orientation. Please note the orientation dates and plan activities accordingly. Students who cannot attend the orientation will forfeit their seat in the program.
|Fall 2022 Admits (St. Petersburg)
|Spring 2022 Admits (Sarasota-Manatee)
|Summer 2022 Admits (Tampa)
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