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RN to Bachelor's Sequence (NRN)
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 the following: 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.

    We strongly recommend that students apply for general admission to USF Undergraduate Admissions (step 1) about two to three months before you plan to apply to the College of Nursing (step 2). It can take Undergraduate Admissions up to eight weeks to determine admission decisions. You must be accepted to USF first in order to apply directly to the College of Nursing.

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
Spring 2016 September 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2015 5pm
Summer 2016 February 1, 2016 April 1, 2016 5pm
Fall 2016 May 2, 2016 July 1, 2016 5pm

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.