Nursing Admission Requirements
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING AS A FRESHMAN
Students who meet the following criteria may be considered for admission in the freshman year:
- Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Two years of high school math, including algebra
- Three years of high school science, including biology and chemistry
PROGRESSION TO THE SOPHOMORE YEAR
Requirements for admission/progression into the sophomore year:
- Grade of C or above in PSYC 2000, BIOL 2410, and BIOL 2420
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Additional consideration for admission will be evaluated by the dean of the School of Nursing.
- Evidence of current CPR certification for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association, a criminal background check, documentation of current immunizations, and a physical exam. The student must also provide documentation that he or she is free from tuberculosis, and must submit to a urine drug screen (upon entrance to the sophomore year clinical courses).
- Students must maintain a minimum of a C average in nursing, science, and psychology courses to continue.
- Only one nursing course may be repeated.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to continue and to graduate.
Clinical experiences may include day, evening, and weekend hours. Students must receive a capable evaluation in the clinical component to successfully complete any clinical course. An accumulation of two failures in nursing courses will result in dismissal from the program. Students with extended progression times in the nursing major will meet nursing requirements of the class with which they graduate. A national comprehensive examination is given during second semester of the senior year. Examination requirements must be fulfilled to complete the program.