USF applicants 2013 - page 3

by Cookie.Cruz

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Anyone applying to USF's (University of South Florida) nursing program?. I feel discouraged because I heard how competitive and rigorous it is.I have a 3.7 gpa. finished about half of my pre reqs, got A's in all of my science... Read More


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    Hi guys
    I am a transfer student in the process of applying for the Fall 2013 program. My overall GPA is a 3.8 with a prereqs GPA of 3.8 (The B in Micro and Psy). I took every course once. I have over 300 community service hours, and I read on the website that they value service hours. What are my chances of getting in?
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    ?? Actually there's a ton of apartments across the street
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    @PalmHarborMom What do you do at orientation/match day? Does it really last until 5pm? My cousin's wedding just happens to be that day at 4:30 and I am her maid of honor... The person I spoke to on the phone wasn't much help as to if I could leave early or not.
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    Awesome, thanks alot!!!
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    @PalmHarborMom What do you do at orientation/match day? Does it really last until 5pm? My cousin's wedding just happens to be that day at 4:30 and I am her maid of honor... The person I spoke to on the phone wasn't much help as to if I could leave early or not.
    Yes, you will be there all day. On that day, you find get matched up with your clinical group AND learn all about the program... its expectations, requirements and everything that you need to do before the program starts. Leaving early might be hard depending on your clinical site but I would have it worked out beforehand. I do clinicals at the VA and we went to the hospital (its across the street) for a tour in addition to everything else.

    There was also a uniform representative on site for my Match Day to take uniform orders, so either bring cash or a credit card. I do suggest trying on the uniforms and I found the mens to fit better (they are smaller and have a smaller waist), also make sure that they are long enough if you are tall, mine shrunk in length. Scrubs cost $100 per set. You'll wear them for Lab and for clinicals so unless you like doing laundry multiple times a week, get more than one set if you can.
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    Wow, all of this is intense. I applied for the school in general and still haven't heard from them...I guess they're waiting for me to finish all my credits in my community college.. I wonder what's the best outline for making a great essay for USF would be? Like making three major points...what did you talk about in yours @PalmHarborMom? also have you made any new friends..is everyone friendly..like you guys get to go out for fun once in a while?
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    CookieCruz- There are instructions for the essay with 3 questions that you have to answer in the essay. Here were the instructions for the essay for my semester. Keep in mind that they may change the questions or format at any time, so be sure to check the instructions applicable to the semester that you are applying for.



    Please provide an original writing sample to be used in the admission decision process. Limit writing sample to two (2) pages, single spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font. Standard one inch margins are required. Writing samples that do not follow these guidelines will not be reviewed.
    Please read the sample curriculum and philosophy statement available here. Then, respond to the following questions in a careful and thoughtful manner.
    • What motivates you to pursue nursing as a profession?
    • Given the rigor of this program, what plans have you made to ensure your success?
    • Describe how your leadership, service, and volunteer experiences will contribute to the nursing profession.

    In answering the questions, be sincere about your motivation. Also, ensure that all grammar and spelling is correct. The essay is 40% of the total points calculated for admission.

    And, yes! The people at USF are all friendly that I have met. I've made lots of new friends since I started attending there. Even though our class has over 100 people, it is like a big family. You will love it.
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    Thank you I hope I get in!
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    Hello everyone,
    I applied to USF about a week ago and I read on their nursing website that one needs to be admitted to the University first before applying to the nursing program. How long did it take to hear about a decision from the University?


    The application deadline is approaching quickly so I'm worried about finding out last minute.
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    Reading this gets me so excited! A hundred dollars a scrub! Wow! I'm plan to get a summer job so I can save up money for things such as uniforms and supplies.


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