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RN to BS

Application Process and Deadlines

Application Process:

Interested students who meet the minimum published criteria are encouraged to apply by deadline for each term. Follow the steps below to successfully apply for the RN-BS sequence (current USF students may skip steps one and two):

  1. Submit a USF Admissions Application

    Submit a degree-seeking application to Undergraduate Admissions. For questions regarding undergraduate admissions (including USF deadlines), please call (813) 974-3350 or check the website.

  2. Submit required documentation

    Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended directly to the USF Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC1036, Tampa, FL 33620-6900. Transcripts will not be considered until they are received, opened, and processed in the system by the Undergraduate Admissions office.

  3. Submit a College of Nursing Application

    Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, and have been admitted as an undergraduate pre-nursing student at USF, complete the on-line College of Nursing application. The SOAR application requires a university identification number (UID) to apply. All students receive their UID after admission to the university.

    Please note: If you are still completing your pre-requisite coursework, have not yet graduated with your ASN degree, or have not yet received your RN license, please wait to apply through SOAR. The College of Nursing can only consider applicants who meet all the minimum criteria.

Application Deadlines:

All three steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00 pm on the deadline for the application term.

Term SOAR Application Open Deadline to Apply
Fall 2014 May 1, 2014 July 1, 2014
Spring 2015 September 1, 2014 November 2, 2014
Summer 2015 February 2, 2015 April 1, 2015
Fall 2015 May 1, 2015 July 1, 2015

Important: The RN-BS curriculum is designed for application to nursing practice. Core courses include a required practicum for service learning projects. To facilitate the application of the project for practice, students admitted to the RN-BS program are expected to complete their practicums at their place of employment.

A student who is not employed as an RN may either:

  1. Complete their practicum at a site in the Tampa Bay region assigned by the College of Nursing
  2. Self-identify an appropriate venue (with agreement by the College of Nursing).
    USF will attempt to secure an Affiliation Agreement with that identified site, however, if this agreement cannot be procured, the student will not be able to register for classes.

All information contained in this document is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.