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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
Wednesday, January 910 a.m.MDN 2005
Friday, January 252 p.m.MDN 2002
Monday, February 410 a.m.
*Online Webinar
Tuesday, February 193 p.m.
MDN 2005
Wednesday, March 69 a.m.
MDN 2005
Monday, April 19 a.m.
*Online Webinar
Thursday, April 182 p.m.MDN 2002
Tuesday, April 3010 a.m.MDN 2005

*Online Webinar: Click Here

Log-in Instructions: Click Here

Please Note: Allow time to download the free app or program to your computer. (First Session? Complete at least 24 hours prior)


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

 

 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
Tuesday, December 113 p.m.*Online Webinar
Tuesday, January 1510 a.m.MDN 2005
Thursday, January 312 p.m.MDN 2002
Monday, February 112 p.m.
*Online Webinar
Thursday, February 289 a.m.MDN 2002
Wednesday, March 279 a.m.
MDN 2008
Monday, April 810 a.m.*Online Webinar
Friday, April 263 p.m.MDN 2005
Tuesday, May 710 a.m.MDN 2002

*Online Webinar: Click Here

Log-in Instructions: Click Here

Please Note: Allow time to download the free app or program to your computer. (First Session? Complete at least 24 hours prior)


(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)

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@health.usf.edu if you have any questions about the program after viewing the information session.

 RN Information Sessions

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.

DateTimeRoom
Thursday, July 199 a.m.MDN 2002
Tuesday, August 73 p.m.*Online Webinar
Friday, August 319 a.m.MDN 2002
Thursday, September 202 p.m.MDN 2007
Monday, October 89 a.m.MDN 2007
Friday, November 23 p.m.*Online Webinar
Wednesday, November 2110 a.m.MDN 2002
Wednesday, December 192 p.m.MDN 2002

*Online Webinar: click here

Please Note: Allow time to download the free app or program to your computer. (First Session? Complete at least 24 hours prior)

 

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


 Graduate Programs Information Session

For students who are already nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing (or another field), and are interested in a Master of Science in nursing (MS), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), including CRNA, or Doctorate of Philosophy in nursing science (PhD). 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 via 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
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 201912 p.m. MDA 1122 RSVP Here

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

6 p.m.

MDA 1209C

Coming Soon

Friday, Mar. 8, 2019*12 p.m.Online/LiveComing Soon

Monday, Apr 22, 2019

10 a.m.MDA 1122

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 9, 20196 p.m.MDA 1209CComing Soon

*Online/Live information session. Log-in details will be provided via 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.


 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 the posted arrow signs to the room location or see the touch screen kiosks located at two of our main entrances. See also our building maps for the first floor and second floor to assist you to find 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:
December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019
Tuesday, December 4Friday, January 11Tuesday, February 5Friday, March 1Tuesday, April 2
Wednesday, December 12Friday, January 18Thursday, February 14Monday, March 4Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, December 20Tuesday, January 22Friday, February 22Tuesday, March 26Friday, April 19

Monday, January 28
  Thursday, April 25

 
  Monday, April 29

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.

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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