This program is being phased out. Students who are interested in enrolling in nursing programs at USF St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses are encouraged to explore the Accelerated Second Degree major.
Earn a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of science in nursing in just five years through our Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Pathway (SNAP) program.
This program is available to students majoring in biology at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Students apply for the SNAP program in the fall of their second year and can even take an online nursing class from USF Tampa during their third year as a biology major. After graduating with a biology degree admission to the College of Nursing at USF Tampa is guaranteed. The nursing classes must be taken at USF Tampa but students will have clinical rotations locally (Pinellas, Sarasota and Manatee counties).
Combining a strong biology foundation with USF’s acclaimed nursing degree and local clinical rotations gives students the foundation to build an amazing nursing career, not to mention the chance to work close to home.
To learn more about the USF College of Nursing, check out the USF College of Nursing overview.