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College of Nursing  > Prospective Student Advising


Information Session Schedule

What is an Information Session?  An information session provides prospective USF nursing students with helpful details about our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, admission criteria and the application process. Undergraduate programs information sessions are generally one hour long. Graduate programs information sessions are generally one to two hours long.

Who should attend?  All prospective students to USF's undergraduate or graduate nursing programs.  


Please Note the Following:

 

 HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SESSION
Veteran to BS (V-CARE)

Upper Division

Second Degree

RN-BSN

Master's Degree

Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)

> Doctorate of Nursing Practice

> PhD Program in Nursing Science

Have medic or corpsman training -- service members/veterans

Don't have a bachelor's degree

Have a prior bachelor's degree in any fieldHave an ASN

Have a BSN, BA or BS

Have a BSNHave a BSN or MSN

If you are a current military service member or veteran interested in receiving your bachelor's degree in nursing, please attend the Veteran to BS (V-CARE) information session. This session covers information specific to the Veteran to BS program (aka V-CARE) for service members and veterans with medical training experience as medics or corpsmen.

If you are interested in receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing and you meet the following criteria:

  • don't have a bachelor's degree
  • not a nurse, medic or corpsman

Please attend the information session for the Upper Division Program. The Upper Division Nursing program is meant for students achieving their first bachelor's degree and desire a BS.

If you are interested in receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing and you meet the following criteria:

  • have a bachelor’s degree in another field
  • not a nurse, medic or corpsman

Please attend the information session for the Second Degree Program. The Second Degree Nursing program is meant for students achieving their second bachelors degree and desire a BS.

If you currently hold a RN license (associate degree) only and are interested in receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing, please attend the RN Information Session. Information on the RN to BS program will be covered in these sessions.If you are interested in receiving your master’s degree in nursing and currently have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field, please attend the information session titled Graduate Programs Information Session. This session covers information on all master’s programs.If you are interested in information about our Nurse Anesthesia Concentration (aka CRNA), please attend the Graduate Programs Information Session. Information on the CRNA program will be covered in these sessions.

If you are interested in receiving a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) and currently have your bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing, please attend the Graduate Programs Information Session. During the session we will review admission requirements, application procedures, and program information. There will also be a Q & A session afterwards for more specific questions.

(info) If you're unsure about which session to attend, please feel free to contact the College of Nursing Student Affairs Office at 813-974-2191 prior to arriving.

(info) In case of inclement weather, the College of Nursing will adhere to the University of South Florida’s schedule. If the university closes due to inclement weather, the information will be publicly available on the university's website and various local media outlets.


 SELECT A SESSION
 Upper Division Information Session

For students who are interested in receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing, don't have a degree, and are not a nurse, medic or corpsman.

DateTimeRoom
Monday, August 1210 a.m.MDN 2005
Wednesday, August 283 p.m.MDN 2002
Tuesday, September 109 a.m.MDN 2005
Thursday, September 262 p.m.*Online Webinar
Monday, October 710 a.m.MDN 2002
Tuesday, October 293 p.m.MDN 2007
Friday, November 151 p.mMDN 2008
Wednesday, November 279 a.m.*Online Webinar
Monday, December 169 a.m.MDN 2005

*Online Webinar: Click Here

Log-in Instructions: Click Here

Please Note: Allow additional time prior to the session for setup with audio.


(info) Don't see a date or time that works with your schedule? More dates will be scheduled throughout the year.

 

 Accelerated Second Degree Information Session

For students who are interested in receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing, have a degree in another field, and are not a nurse, medic or corpsman.

DateTimeRoom
Friday, April 263 p.m.MDN 2005
Tuesday, May 710 a.m.MDN 2002
Friday, May 2410 a.m.MDN 2002
Thursday, June 62 p.m.
MDN 2002
Monday, June 179 a.m.*Online Webinar
Wednesday, July 109 a.m.MDN 2007
Monday, July 226 p.m.MDN 2002
Tuesday, August 62 p.m.MDN 2002
Monday, August 1912 p.m.*Online Webinar
Friday, September 63 p.m.MDN 2002
Wednesday, September 1810 a.m.MDN 2005
Friday, October 42 p.m.*Online Webinar
Tuesday, October 89 a.m.MDN 2005
Monday, November 410 a.m.MDN 2002
Thursday, November 213 p.m.MDN 2002
Wednesday, December 46 p.m.MDN 2008
Friday, December 209 a.m.*Online Webinar

*Online Webinar: Click Here

Log-in Instructions: Click Here

Please Note: Allow additional time prior to the session for setup with audio.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Spring 2020 Information Session

The Accelerated Second Degree nursing program will be hosted on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus in Spring 2020! Come to the information session on site and learn more about this incredible opportunity!

DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, July 96-7 p.m.USFSM Campus

RSVP HERE

Additional details, including directions and location information, will be sent in a confirmation email shortly after the RSVP is received. 


(info) Don't see a date or time that works with your schedule? More dates will be scheduled throughout the year.


 Veteran to BS (V-CARE) Information Session

This information session is for current service members or veterans who have medical training experience as a military medic or corpsmen and are interested in earning a bachelor's degree in nursing.

The information session has been pre-recorded for your convenience. We understand that military personnel are stationed all over the world and might have trouble meeting at a particular time for an information session.

You can access the information session by clicking here.

Please contact Ashley Ros, the undergraduate admissions advisor, at ashleyros@usf.edu if you have any questions about the program after viewing the information session.


 RN-BS Information Session

This information session is for RNs who have associate degrees and are interested in earning bachelor's degrees in nursing. This information session will focus only on RN to BS programming.

The information session has been pre-recorded for your convenience. We understand that RNs have shifts that cycle throughout the day and might have trouble meeting at a particular time for an information session.

You can access the information session by clicking here.

Please contact Ashley Ros, the undergraduate admissions advisor, at ashleyros@usf.edu if you have any questions about the program after viewing the information session.


 Graduate Programs Information Session

The Graduate Programs Information Session is for students who are interested in the Master of Science in nursing (MS), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), including Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), or Doctorate of Philosophy in nursing science (PhD). It is designed for those who currently hold or are in progress of bachelor’s or master’s degrees in nursing. We will discuss admission criteria, program curricula and the application process for each graduate program and concentration. Prior to attending an information session, please review the Graduate area of the USF College of Nursing website.

Additional details, including directions and location information, will be sent in a confirmation email shortly after the RSVP is received. If you are no longer able to attend the session after submitting a RSVP, please respond to the confirmation email so the space can be made available for a new attendee. Space is limited.

DateTimeRoomRSVP

Monday, April 22

10 a.m.MDA 1122

RSVP Here

Thursday, May 96 p.m.MDA 1209CRSVP Here
Tuesday, June 18*
(CRNA Only)

2 p.m.
(CRNA Only)

Webinar
(CRNA Only)
RSVP Here
(CRNA Only)
Thursday, June 20*2 p.m.WebinarRSVP Here
Thursday, July 11*10 a.m.WebinarRSVP Here
Thursday, August 1512 p.m.MDN 1096-BRSVP Here
Monday, September 96 p.m.MDN 1096-BRSVP Here
Wednesday, September 18**10 a.m.MDN 2008RSVP Here
Monday, September 30*2 p.m.WebinarRSVP Here
Tuesday, October 15*6 p.m.WebinarRSVP Here
Wednesday, October 30**12 p.m.MDA 1122RSVP Here
Friday, November 15**10 a.m.MDA 1122RSVP Here
Monday, December 912 p.m.MDA 1122RSVP Here


*
Online/Live webinar information session. Log-in details will be provided via email shortly after the RSVP is received.

**Includes brief tour of the Center for Advanced Clinical Learning simulation lab.

 

(info) Don't see a date or time that works with your schedule? More dates will be scheduled throughout the year.


 PRIOR TO ARRIVING (Important Information)
Time Allotment:Allow 20-30 minutes to find a parking space and walk to the College of Nursing building.
Parking Pass Required:You must obtain a Visitor/Daily Permit to park. The Parking Services website has a variety of options available; click here to purchase online and see other available options.
Where to Park:Park in any visitor parking lot close to the College of Nursing building.  There is a Self-Pay hourly parking lot adjacent to parking Lot 33, see the section highlighted in yellow and marked by a purple asterisk on the USF Visitor Map.
MDN Building Location:Click here for maps and directions to the College of Nursing. 
Finding the Room Location:Look for College of Nursing's posted signs with arrows pointing to the room location to assist you in finding the room location.
Arrive on Time:Undergraduate information sessions do not require an appointment, but they do begin promptly at the posted time. Graduate information sessions require RSVP.
Please Note:In case of inclement weather or another emerging situation, the College of Nursing will adhere to the University of South Florida’s schedule. If the university closes due to inclement weather or another emerging situation, the information will be publicly available on the university's website and various local media outlets. 
 PRE-ADMISSION WALK-IN ADVISING

Walk-in Advising for Undergraduates Only

Our undergraduate admissions advisor is now available to help students with questions regarding the admissions and application process via walk-in appointments.  

Note: Appointments will not include course advising, please schedule an appointment with your major academic advisor for help planning courses for future semesters at USF.

Appointment Info:
  • First-come first-served
  • 20 minutes per appointment
    • Appointments can last longer if there is no one waiting
  • Review the website first
Dates Available:
August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019
Monday, August 5Wednesday, September 4Tuesday, October 1Wednesday, November 6Wednesday, December 4
Tuesday, August 13Thursday, September 12Wednesday, October 9Thursday, November 14Wednesday, December 11
Thursday, August 22Tuesday, September 17Wednesday, October 30Tuesday, November 19Thursday, December 19
Tuesday, August 27Monday, September 23
Tuesday, November 26

Note: dates are subject to change.

Times Available:
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • 1 - 4 p.m.

Note: Arrive early to ensure that you will be seen.

**June 18th walk-ins will only be available from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location:College of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs, MDA 1002, in *The WELL
Parking:See "PRIOR TO ARRIVING" for more information
Contact Us:At (813) 974-2191 for directional assistance

 

(info)  If you would like more information in addition to your appointment, please see our Information Session Schedule for your program of interest.



 

 

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