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Information Session Schedule

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, our office is currently offering all walk-in and information sessions virtually for the foreseeable future. Please review the schedule below for the session you are interested in and follow the directions for attending virtually.

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 an hour and a half long. Graduate programs information sessions are scheduled for one hour with additional time allowed based on participation.

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
Tuesday, August 4th10 a.m.*Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 18th12 p.m.*Online Webinar
Thursday, September 3rd9 a.m.*Online Webinar
Friday, September 18th3 p.m.*Online Webinar
Monday, September 28th2 p.m.*Online Webinar
Wednesday, October 14th10 a.m.*Online Webinar
Wednesday, November 11th12 p.m.*Online Webinar
Monday, November 23rd6 p.m*Online Webinar
Tuesday, December 8th2 p.m.*Online Webinar
Wednesday, December 23rd12 p.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.


(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
Monday, August 10th9 a.m.*Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 25th3 p.m.*Online Webinar
Tuesday, September 8th10 a.m.*Online Webinar
Thursday, September 24th2 p.m.*Online Webinar
Wednesday, October 7th9 a.m.*Online Webinar
Friday, November 6th3 p.m.*Online Webinar
Thursday, November 19th12 p.m.*Online Webinar
Tuesday, December 1st6 p.m.*Online Webinar
Monday, December 14th10 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.


(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.

**Please note that the V-CARE nursing major no longer qualifies under AECP guidelines. This change ocurred after this video was recorded and posted.


 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 Program Information Sessions and Application Workshops

Information Sessions

The Graduate Programs Information Session is for prospective graduate nursing students who are interested in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), 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 and are in the exploratory and decision-making stages of their interest. We will discuss admission criteria, program curricula and the general application process for each degree program and concentration. Most sessions include discussions with a current graduate nursing student and faculty. Prior to attending an information session, please review the Graduate area of the USF College of Nursing website. Information sessions are scheduled for one hour with additional time allowed based on participation.

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. All times are in the Eastern Time.

Application Workshops

Application workshops are designed for prospective graduate nursing students (MSN, DNP, PhD, Nurse Anesthesia), who are preparing to apply within the same calendar year or in progress with their application for the current admission cycle. Attendees will become familiar with application systems, understand application statuses and how to provide application materials successfully for their respective graduate program and desired term of entry. Application workshops are scheduled for one hour with additional time allowed based on participation.

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 workshop after submitting a RSVP, please respond to the confirmation email so the space can be made available for a new attendee. Space is limited. All times are in the Eastern Time.


DateTimeRoomRSVP

Wednesday, January 15*

10 a.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Friday, January 31*

12 p.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Tuesday, February 11

2 p.m.

MDA 1122

RSVP Here

Monday, March 9

6 p.m.

CON Gathering Space

RSVP Here

Thursday, April 23*

10 a.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Monday, May 4*

6 p.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Tuesday, May 19*

2 p.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Thursday, June 11*

12 p.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Tuesday, June 19*

CRNA Program Only

10 a.m.

CRNA Program Only

Live Webinar

CRNA Program Only

RSVP Here

CRNA Program Only

Monday, July 13*

2 p.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Friday, July 24*

12 p.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Wednesday, August 12*10 a.m.Live WebinarRSVP Here

Beginning in September:

SessionDateTimeLocationRSVP
September 2020
Information Session

Wednesday, Sept.16

10 a.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Application Workshop

Friday, Sept. 18

10 a.m.

Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Application WorkshopWednesday, Sept. 2310 a.m.Live Webinar

RSVP Here

Information SessionFriday, Sept. 2510 a.m.Live WebinarRSVP Here
October 2020
Information SessionWednesday, Oct. 142 p.m.Live WebinarRSVP Here
Information SessionFriday, Oct. 162 p.m.Live WebinarRSVP Here
Application WorkshopWednesday, Oct. 212 p.m.Live WebinarRSVP Here
Application WorkshopFriday, Oct. 232 p.m.Live WebinarRSVP Here
November 2020
Information SessionTuesday, Nov. 106 p.m.Live WebinarComing Soon
Information SessionThursday, Nov. 126 p.m.Live WebinarComing Soon
Application WorkshopTuesday, Nov. 176 p.m.Live Webinar

Coming Soon

Application WorkshopThursday, Nov. 196 p.m.Live WebinarComing Soon
December 2020
Application WorkshopTuesday, Dec. 810 a.m.Live WebinarComing Soon
Application WorkshopThursday, Dec. 1010 a.m.Live WebinarComing Soon
Information SessionTuesday, Dec. 1510 a.m.Live WebinarComing Soon
Information SessionThursday, Dec. 1710 a.m.Live WebinarComing Soon

All times are in the Eastern Time.


(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:Don't hesitate to call the College of Nursing Student Affairs Office at 813-974-2191 if lost.
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:

As of 4/6/2020 all walk-in advising will be delivered virtually until further notice as USF monitors COVID-19.

Please fill out this form to sign-in: WALK-IN SIGN-IN SHEET

The sign-in sheet will only be accessible the day walk-ins are scheduled to take place. The sign in form will only be available from 8:30am-12pm and 1pm-4pm on those days. Students will be called in the order they sign in.

August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020
Wednesday, August 5 (Virtual)Friday, September 4 (Virtual)Friday, October 2 (Virtual)Monday, November 2 (Virtual)Friday, December 4 (Virtual)
Tuesday, August 11 (Virtual)Tuesday, September 15 (Virtual)Tuesday, October 6 (Virtual)Thursday, November 12 (Virtual)Wednesday, December 9 (Virtual)
Thursday, August 20 (Virtual)Monday, September 21 (Virtual)Thursday, October 15 (Virtual)Tuesday, November 17 (Virtual)

Tuesday, December 15 (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 26 (Virtual)

Tuesday, November 24 (Virtual)Monday, December 21 (Virtual)

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.

**Please note that walk-ins on January 16th will only be from 1pm-4pm.

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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