Admission to the nursing program is competitive and is not guaranteed. Students must be admitted to the university and to the nursing program.
Admissions decisions are based upon the following criteria:
- Overall academic achievement (GPA).
- Particular emphasis is given to achievement in laboratory science courses.
- Quality of written essay.
- Experience in the field including volunteer work in healthcare. Letters from any supervisors are welcomed.
- Personal character and professional references.
- A minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA in all prerequisite courses
- Students must obtain a final grade of a B- (80-82) or greater in all nursing theory courses and earn a PASS in all clinical nursing (NR) courses in order to progress to the next level of nursing courses
- Pre-licensure credits in the major: 56 credit hours.
- RN-BSN Completion Program: credits in the major: 31 credit hours.
- Graduation: 120 credit hours are required to complete the BS in Nursing.