Admission Requirements

Nursing students in one of the simulation labs

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Standard Admission

Nursing applications are due no later than February 15 of the calendar year in which the student desires to begin upper-division nursing courses. Criteria for standard admission to the post-baccalaureate Accelerated Nursing Program of the nursing major includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • A final cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from your degree institution
  • Achieve a GPA of 2.70 or higher in all prerequisite courses
  • Successfully complete all required prerequisite courses
    • A grade of C- or higher is required in all prerequisite courses. These courses include: BIOL 150, BIOL 225, BIOL 250, CHEM 116, CHEM 145, MATH 140, HLTH 222, HLTH 289, SOC 110 and PSYC 210
    • Successfully complete NURS 228 Pathophysiology¬†with a grade of C or higher
    • A student is allowed to repeat a maximum of two required prerequisite courses one time

Essential Functional Abilities

  • Certain sensory, psychomotor, cognitive, communication and behavioral/social abilities are essential for generalists to competently and safely practice nursing. For admission to and progression in the nursing program, a student must meet and maintain satisfactory demonstration of standards in these functional areas.
  • Course syllabi include the following statement: Any students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation in this course are encouraged to speak with the instructor as soon as possible. The role of the faculty member will be to refer the student to the Student Success Center.