Below are admission requirements for the Nursing program at the University of Saint Francis.
Associate and Bachelor Degree
Your application will be evaluated based on a point system to determine whether you will be accepted as a pre-nursing or nursing student. The point system used by the Nursing Admissions Committee is available upon request.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
To apply to the RN-BSN program at USF, you must submit:
- Proof of a current, active RN license.
- An official transcript from an associate or diploma degree nursing program.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale is required.
Clinical Sequence Entry
Entry into the first clinical course is based on the availability of enrollment openings. Entrance into the clinical sequence is prioritized based on:
- The GPA you’ve earned at USF.
- Your date of entry into the Nursing program.
- The number of credit hours you’ve completed toward the degree, including transfer credits.
Your grades in non-nursing courses, especially science and math courses.
To earn an ASN from USF, you must complete a minimum of 26 credit hours in Nursing courses at USF. To earn a BSN from USF, you must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours in Nursing courses at USF.
Once you are admitted to a Nursing program at USF, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7, achieve a “B-” or better in all nursing theory courses, achieve a “P” in all nursing clinical courses and earn a grade of “C” or better in all required non-nursing courses.
Graduate Admissions – Nursing
Specific admission requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing and Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN) programs are provided by the University of Saint Francis Graduate School.
Specific admission requirements for the the BSN-DNP and Post MSN-DNP programs are provided by the University of Saint Francis Graduate School.