Information Sessions


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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.  

 How to Choose the Right Session

Veteran to BS (V-CARE)

Upper Division

Second Degree

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 field

Have a BSN

Have a BSN

Have 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 are interested in receiving your master’s degree in nursing and currently have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, please attend the information session titled Graduate Programs Information Session. The session covers admission requirements, application procedures, program curricula, and Q&A.

If you are interested in information about our DNP Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), please attend the session titled Graduate Programs Information Session

The session covers admission requirements, application procedures, program curricula, and Q&A.

If you are interested in 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 session titled Graduate Programs Information Session. The session covers admission requirements, application procedures, program curricula, and Q&A.

(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
 Freshmen Nursing Pathway Information Session

Freshman Nursing Pathway Information Session Recording

  • Designed for prospective nursing students who are interested in the Nursing major upon admission to USF as First Time in College (FTIC) freshman.

  • Transfer students are not eligible for the Freshmen Nursing Pathway.

 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.

Upper Division Nursing Pathway Live Sessions (RSVP Required)

  • Designed for prospective Upper Division nursing pathway prospective students who are exploring the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), and wanting to know more information about what can be expected in the program if selected for admission.

  • Each session covers the student experience, time management, clinicals, NCLEX, simulation experiences, cost, and current nursing student insight (pending availability).

  • Scheduled for one hour with additional time allowed based on participation.

  • Teams Meeting links and a calendar invitation will be sent with a confirmation email before the scheduled session. 

  • Please click here to watch the pre-recorded Upper Division information session which covers admissions requirements and steps to apply prior to the live session.


Date

Time

Location

RSVP

Friday, January 76:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Wednesday, February 212:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Thursday, March 36:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Tuesday, April 2612:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Monday, May 236:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here

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

 Accelerated Second Degree Information Session

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

Accelerated Second Degree nursing pathway Live Sessions (RSVP Required)

  • Designed for prospective Accelerated Second Degree nursing pathway prospective students who are exploring the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), and wanting to know more information about what can be expected in the program if selected for admission.

  • Each session covers the student experience, time management, clinicals, NCLEX, simulation experiences, cost, and current nursing student insight (pending availability).

  • Scheduled for one hour with additional time allowed based on participation.

  • Teams Meeting links and a calendar invitation will be sent with a confirmation email before the scheduled session. 

  • Please click here to watch the pre-recorded Accelerated Second Degree information session which covers admissions requirements and steps to apply prior to the live session.


Date

Time

Location

RSVP

Tuesday, January 186:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Monday, February 1412:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Friday, March 186:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Wednesday, April 1312:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here
Thursday, May 126:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick Here

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

 Veteran to BS (V-CARE) Information Session

V-CARE Nursing Pathway Information Session Recording

  • 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 and the video can be accessed by clicking the link above. We understand that military personnel are stationed all over the world and might have trouble meeting at a particular time for an information session.
  • Please contact Justine Leigh, a College of Nursing admissions advisor, at justinen@usf.edu if you have any questions about the program after viewing the information session.

Attention NECP applicants: Students will receive an official letter of admission after a formal decision has been made by the College of Nursing. A signed program plan, tuition and fees statement, and signed Form 48 will be created for applicants once they have been admitted to USF through the Office of Admissions and reach the verified status in NursingCAS. 

Attention MECP applicants: Students interested in submitting a packet to MECP should apply for the V-CARE nursing pathway a year in advance. Students who go through the formal admission process and are selected will receive a deferred admission decision for the following fall or spring semester. This will allow applicants to receive all required documentation necessary to complete the MECP packet before the military deadlines.  

Attention AECP applicants: The USF College of Nursing does not currently meet the online course requirements for this commissioning program. V-CARE has 5 courses coded as online in the curriculum. Please connect with your AECP representative to inquire about the possibility of a waiver for this requirement. Students must apply for the pathway a year in advance if a waiver is awarded by AECP. 

 Graduate Program Information Sessions

Graduate Program Information Session Recording

  • Designed for prospective graduate nursing students who are exploring the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), including Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), or Doctorate of Philosophy in nursing science (PhD), and in the process of deciding the ideal degree level and concentration for their educational and career goals.

  • This session covers admission requirements, program curricula, unique attributes between degrees and concentrations, and ways to make faculty connections.

  • Click here to download the presentation slides from the information session.

Graduate Faculty Panel

  • Watch the recording of our Virtual Graduate Faculty Panel event here.

Learn more about the USF College of Nursing Ph.D. in Nursing Science!

  • Watch the recording of our Virtual Ph.D. Open House event here.
 Graduate Program Application Workshop

Graduate Program Application Workshop (On-Demand Video)

  • Designed for prospective graduate nursing students (MSN, DNP, PhD), who are in progress with their application in the current admission cycle or preparing to apply in the next consecutive admission cycle. 

  • Applicants will learn how to navigate the application systems, check the application status, upload documents, request references and more!

 Prior to Arriving On Campus (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 W.E.L.L. 

Finding the Room Location:

Don't hesitate to call the W.E.L.L. front desk at 813-974-6383 if lost.

Arrive on Time:

Both Undergraduate and Graduate live 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. 

 Virtual Undergraduate Admissions Advising

Virtual Meetings with the Admission Advisors are currently for undergraduates only.

Our undergraduate admissions advisors are available to help students one-on-one with questions regarding the admissions and application process via virtual meetings on specific dates.  

Note: Appointments will not include course advising outside of the state-mandated nursing prerequisites, please schedule an appointment with your major academic advisor for help planning courses for future semesters at USF.

Appointment Info:

  • Meetings must be booked 1 hour in advance.

  • 30 minutes per appointment maximum.

  • Please review the website first.

Appointment Schedule:

Please schedule your virtual meeting through Microsoft Bookings

Students can schedule their meeting 14 days in advance.

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022July 2022August 2022
Friday, April 1Tuesday, May 3Wednesday, June 1Monday, July 11Monday, August 1
Monday, April 4Friday, May 6Monday, June 6Wednesday, July 13Thursday, August 4
Thursday, April 7Monday, May 9Thursday, June 9Tuesday, July 19Tuesday, August 9
Tuesday, April 12Wednesday, May 11Wednesday, June 15Thursday, July 21Thursday, August 11
Thursday, April 14Tuesday, May 17Friday, June 17Monday, July 25Monday, August 15
Monday, April 18Thursday, May 19Wednesday, June 22Thursday, July 28Wednesday, August 17
Wednesday, April 20Monday, May 23Friday, June 24
Tuesday, August 23

Friday, May 27Monday, June 27
Friday, August 26

Note: dates are subject to change.

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