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									How to Apply for Graduate Programs at
     the USF College of Nursing




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                       Introduction
        This PowerPoint shows prospective students
        how to apply to graduate programs at the USF
        College of Nursing. It is designed to make the
        process as seamless as possible as well as
        answer many of the questions applicants
        encounter along the way.




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   Throughout this tutorial, you will see a number of “buttons” that are
    designed to help you navigate through the presentation. A guide to
    these “buttons” is below:
                                         (this button allows you to skip the
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                                         application process)

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        HINTS                           step in the process)


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     Step 1: Apply the Graduate School
     The first step in the process is to apply to the USF Graduate School. This
     application is $30 and can be accessed through the www.facts.org website.
     A screenshot of the FACTS.org website is below:




       HINTS
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Step 2: Apply to the College of Nursing
   The second step is to apply to the College of Nursing. The College of Nursing application
    is to referred to as the SOAR application. The SOAR application can be accessed at:
    https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/soar/. There is no charge for the SOAR application.




       HINTS
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                       Step 3: Submit Supporting
                             Documentation
      The third step in the application process is to submit your supporting documentation.

           –   For the Masters Program, this documentation includes:
                  •    3 Reference Forms – Click here for required format.
                  •    Resume – Click here for required format.
                  •    Sealed Transcripts from each institution from which a Bachelors or higher was earned.
                  •    Personal Statement – Click here for required format
                  •    For Masters only – these items must be submitted in one packet. See the HINTS for additional requirements
                       on Masters Documentation submission.

           –   For Doctoral Programs, this documentation includes:
                  •    3 Reference Forms – Click here for required PhD and DNP format.
                  •    Resume – Click here for required format.
                  •    Goal Statement
                  •    Sealed Transcripts from each institution from which a Bachelors or higher was earned.
                  •    Evidence of GRE Scores
                  •    See the HINTS for additional requirements on Doctoral Documentation submission.




       HINTS
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                                                  Deadlines
        The College of Nursing requires that ALL steps in the application process be
        completed and documents received by the College by 5pm on the deadline date. The
        deadlines are as follows:

           –   Masters
                  •    Summer Deadline: February 15
                  •    Fall Deadline: June 1
                  •    Spring Deadline: October 1
                  •    The Masters admit terms include:
                          –   Adult (Fall/Spring); Adult/Occupational (Fall/Spring); CNL (Spring/Summer); Family (Fall/Spring); Nurse
                              Anesthesia (Fall-deadline March 1); Nursing Education (All); Oncology (All); Pediatrics (All)
                  •    NOTE: Effective Spring 2011 the masters deadline dates will be changed to Spring: October 15;
                       Summer/Fall: February 15.

           –   Doctoral
                  •    The BS-PhD, MS-PhD, and DNP Programs admit students once per year for Fall semester entry
                  •    Application Deadline for Fall: February 1




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                                      Questions?
    If you have questions on the application process, there are several
     ways that you can find the answers:

       – Attend an Information Session – At the information session, staff review
         the admissions process and answer questions. The information session
         schedule can be found at:
            http://health.usf.edu/nocms/nursing/docs/student_services/InformationSessions.pdf.
            (Information Sessions pertain to Bachelors and Masters Programs only. For information on
            Doctoral Programs, email: nurstudent@health.usf.edu.)

       – Check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” on the Online Answer Center

       – Once you have completed the above steps, if you have additional
         questions, you may wish to email nurstudent@health.usf.edu.



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        HINTS for Step 1: Applying to the
               Graduate School
   •     START EARLY! You should start the application process at least one month prior to the
         application deadline (at least two months prior if you are applying for Doctoral Programs).

   •     Near the end of the application, FACTS.org will instruct you to mail your supporting documents
         (explained in step 3) to the Graduate School. PLEASE NOTE: The College of Nursing is a Direct
         Receipt Program. You should NOT mail the documents to the Graduate School. Instead you
         should mail the documents to:
           –   USF College of Nursing
               12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 22
               Attn: Nursing Graduate Admissions
               Tampa, FL 33612

   •     In order to complete the Graduate School application, you should have the following documents
         ready:
           –   Name and Phone Number of an Emergency Contact
           –   Documents to verify Florida Residency (if claiming Florida Residency) including:
                  •    Voter Registration Card
                  •    Driver’s License
                  •    Vehicle Registration Information




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        HINTS for Step 2: Applying to the
               College of Nursing
   • If you try step 2 immediately after completing step 1 it will not work.
     A U-number is required in order to submit the College of Nursing
     application. Individuals who have completed step 1 (applied to the
     Graduate School) will receive an email from USF on how to access
     their U-number within 48 hours. Once a U-number is established, it
     may take an additional 48 hours for the USF system to upload to
     the Nursing system. Therefore, individuals should allow up to 4
     days after applying to the Graduate School before attempting to
     login/apply to the College of Nursing.




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                HINTS for Step 3: Submitting
                 Supporting Documentation
   Hints for Masters applicants:
   •   Not all schools are willing to send official transcripts directly to the student. If this is the case, you must
       submit proof of transcript request in your packet.

   Hints for Doctoral applicants:
   •   If you have a copy of the test scores sent to you from ETS, this will serve as evidence of the GRE.
       Alternatively, if your GRE shows on your transcripts, this is also acceptable.

   Hints for International applicants:
   •   All coursework and degrees completed outside the United States require a course by course evaluation
       from an approved evaluating agency. The foreign transcript evaluation services approved by the USF
       Graduate School can be found at: http://www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions-Foreign-Transcript-
       Evaluation.asp. Please note that the Florida Board of Nursing maintains its own list of approved evaluating
       agencies. The Florida Board of Nursing approved agency list can be found at:
       http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_foreign.html. Transcript evaluations must be received at the
       College of Nursing in their original sealed envelopes by the deadline.
   •   International applicants must meet the Graduate School requirements for the TOEFL. For a list of
       Graduate School requirements for the TOEFL, see: http://www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions-
       checklist.asp.



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