Information Sessions


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.

Who should attend?  All prospective students to USF's undergraduate or graduate nursing programs.  

 Nursing Information Sessions
 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

Monday, September 1212:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick here
Wednesday, October 56:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick here
Monday, November 712:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick here
Wednesday, December 76:00 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

Monday, September 1912:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick here
Wednesday, October 196:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick here
Monday, November 1412:00 p.m. ETVirtualClick here
Wednesday, December 146:00 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 tinadinh@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 

  • Watch the recording of our Graduate Program Information Session here.
  • 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.

  • Faculty are highlighted throughout the session and share their expertise and insights on the different pathways you can pursue as a nursing professional.
  • 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.

Ph.D. in Nursing Science Open House

  • Watch the recording of our Virtual Ph.D. Open House event here.

DNP Nurse Anesthesia Open House

  • Watch the recording of our Virtual CRNA Open House event here.

Graduate NursingCAS Application Workshop

  • Watch the recording of our Virtual Graduate NursingCAS Application Workshop here.
  • 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 "P" on the USF Visitor Map.

MDN Building Location:

GPS Friendly Address: 12912 USF Health Drive, Tampa FL 33612

USF Parking Map: Click Here

Finding the Room Location:

In-person appointments should check in with the Office of Student Success (MDN 1002) front desk located in the Gathering Space of the College of Nursing Building. The front desk will alert your nursing admissions advisor and they will come out to greet you. The College of Nursing Office of Admissions is located in MDN 1010.

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. 

 Undergraduate Admissions Advising

Meetings with the Admission Advisors are currently for undergraduates only.

Our nursing admission advisors are available to help students one-on-one with questions regarding the admissions and application process via virtual or in-person 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:

  • Students can schedule their meeting no more than 14 days in advance.

  • Meetings must be booked at least 2 hours in advance.

  • 30 minutes per appointment maximum.

  • Please review the website first.

Book Appointment:

                                                   

Tina Dinh Admissions Recruiter Advisor           Alaina Boudreau Admissions Recruiter Advisor

   Upper Division + V-CARE Pathways                        Accelerated Second Degree Pathway

        Book In Person Appointment                                     Book In Person Appointment

          Book Phone Appointment                                           Book Phone Appointment

               tinadinh@usf.edu                                                        aboudreau@usf.edu 

Appointment Schedule:

Note: Dates are subject to change.

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

Monday, August 1

Thursday, September 1Thursday, October 6Tuesday, November 1Thursday, December 1

Thursday, August 4

Tuesday, September 6Thursday, October 11Thursday, November 3Tuesday, December 6

Tuesday, August 9

Thursday, September 8Tuesday, October 13Tuesday, November 8Thursday, December 8

Thursday, August 11

Tuesday, September 13Thursday, October 18Thursday, November 10Tuesday, December 13

Monday, August 15

Thursday, September 15Tuesday, October 20Tuesday, November 15Thursday, December 15

Wednesday, August 17

Tuesday, September 20Thursday, October 25Thursday, November 17Tuesday, December 20

Tuesday, August 23

Thursday, September 22Tuesday, October 27Tuesday, November 22Thursday, December, 22

Friday, August 26

Tuesday, September 27
Thursday, November 29

Tuesday, August 30

Thursday, September 29


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