Admission Requirements

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.

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.

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:

  1. The GPA you’ve earned at USF.
  2. Your date of entry into the Nursing program.
  3. 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.

Additional Requirements

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.