The RN to BS option allows an RN with a diploma or an associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited school to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Students who are off plan for the USF/HCC Concurrent program will no longer be able to remain in the Concurrent Program but can apply for the RN to BSN program at USF through Undergraduate Admissions and the College of Nursing.The Accelerated Second Bachelor’s Degree major (SBN) is for students who have a Baccalaureate degree in another field and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00. An overall GPA of 2.50 or higher on all undergraduate work (excluding Associate of Science Nursing courses). Admission is competitive.Upon successful completion of the program requirements and upon recommendation by the Dean, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) leading to the registered nurse (RN) license to practice nursing.The RN to Bachelor’s major (NRN) is for students currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse. The following programs are designated as Global Pathway Programs:At the College of Nursing, the faculty and staff strive to assist students in excelling in a high-impact, innovative research and entrepreneurial environment.
Graduates may then take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to earn their RN license. In addition, if a student does not meet the minimum GPA requirement to be eligible to apply for admission following 60 completed hours and all prerequisite courses attempted, the student will be required to select another major at the University of South Florida.The College of Nursing cannot guarantee that the Board of Nursing will authorize students with criminal or substance abuse histories to complete NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Students admitted to all nursing majors at The College of Nursing are required to earn a minimum grade of C in didactic courses and an S in lab/clinical courses. After graduating from HCC’S ASN program, students will be eligible to sit for the national licensure exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).All USF College of Nursing students are required to have a laptop/notebook computer with wireless internet connection. Prerequisites can be completed at an institution accredited by either the Higher Learning Commission, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the New England Commission of Higher Education, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or the WASC Senior College and University Commission with completion of nursing coursework at the Tampa campus.