Living Learning Communities by Major

College of Nursing


The Nursing Trailblazers LLC is a unique opportunity for Freshmen Nursing Pathway students to live and study together. You will co-enroll in critical nursing prerequisite coursework, participate in special events and activities designed to immerse yourself into the culture of the nursing profession, and network with the College of Nursing faculty, administrators, and student leaders. You will also have the exclusive opportunity to engage in weekly in-hall tutoring with one of our current nursing students as well as experience monthly in-hall advising opportunities with the Freshmen Nursing Pathway advisor.

Located In: Poplar Hall

Open To: All nursing students with priority given to Freshmen Nursing Pathway students

Benefits of the College of Nursing LLC Program

  • Special programming designed to increase academic and career success
  • Opportunities to interact with current nursing faculty members, Program Directors, and Deans
  • Weekly in-hall tutoring for nursing prerequisites with a student in the nursing program
  • Co-enrolling in nursing prerequisites
  • Monthly in-hall advising to support progression in the major
  • College of Nursing simulation lab tours
  • Nursing student success resources to promote well-being, time management, and managing stress and anxiety in college

Students are also required to pay the College of Nursing LLC fee of $250.00 per semester, which is used to cover the cost of College of Nursing LLC activities and events.

Application Process

Apply to live in an LLC (Click "Living Learning Communities")

To live in the Nursing Trailblazers LLC, students must meet all of the following requirements and maintain the progression criteria outlined in the Freshmen Nursing Pathway contract. To remain active in the LLC, students must attend all events deemed mandatory for the year as well as at least one optional event.

To gain admission to an LLC, you will need to complete an online LLC program application (in addition to the general USF housing application) and be admitted into the LLC program.

When completing an LLC program application that requires longer responses, we recommend typing into a Microsoft Word document that you can save and refer back to if you have any complications. Once you submit an application, a confirmation page should appear. You will also receive a confirmation email in your USF email account. If you do not receive these confirmations, please contact, as your application was not received.

LLC Admission Decisions

Once received, your application will be reviewed by the appropriate LLC for a decision on admission. You will be notified via your USF email account regarding your LLC admission status. Each LLC has its own review timeline, but most programs will review applications and begin making application decisions by early March. Admission decisions are for one academic year. Students wishing to return to their LLC for an additional year should contact their program coordinator for specific instructions.

If you are admitted to an LLC, you will automatically be assigned into that community. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, or the LLC has reached capacity, your housing assignment will be based on the preferences in your general housing application.

If at any point you wish to withdraw an application, or for questions regarding the general housing application, meal plans, payment information, etc., please contact or 813-974-0001.