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Requirements to Apply to the Nursing Program

Grade and GPA Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must earn a grade of C or above in all pre-nursing courses and have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5.

Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official course descriptions/degree requirements/admission standards/program learning outcomes/etc. are published on the Undergraduate Catalog site.

Courses to Complete Prior to Applying to the Nursing Program

The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better in each course. The courses with asterisks (**) must exceed a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or Higher. Excessive repeats of these courses may impact your acceptance.

ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing
ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research
PSYC 101General Psychology
BIOL 227**Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL 228**Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 101/101L**
CHEM 111/111L**
Essentials of Chemistry and Lab
General Chemistry and Lab
HLTH 207**Nutrition
MATH 153**
MATH 254**
Statistical Reasoning
Introduction to Statistics

Courses that may be In Progress Upon Applying

BIOL 205 Introductory Microbiology
HLTH 300Pathophysiology
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology OR SOC 102 (Social Problems) OR SOC 230 (Introduction to Ethic Studies) OR SOCWRK 101 (Introduction to Social Welfare) OR HLTH 110 (ntroduction to Health Science and Public Health)

If you are accepted to the nursing program, your admission will be conditional pending verification that your final grade in each course is a C or above. Transcripts for these courses will need to be submitted to the admissions office by May 30th if starting in the Fall or December 30th if starting in the Spring.

Conditions for Enrollment

Upon acceptance to the nursing program, students receive an emailed welcome packet with the forms and information needed to enroll in nursing courses. All new nursing students must attend a mandatory orientation on the Friday before classes begin. Admission to the nursing program is contingent upon:

  • Passing a Criminal Background Check and a Drug/Alcohol Test.
  • Completing any in progress pre-nursing courses with the required GPA. Documentation is required by May 30th if starting in the Fall or December 30th if starting in Spring.
  • Meeting certain physical/emotional requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation as per the School of Nursing Performance Standards.
  • Submitting the required health requirements outlined in the welcome packet.

Nursing Program Curriculum

Students accepted into the nursing program can anticipate a challenging academic experience that emphasizes the strong professional values, core nursing competencies and leadership skills needed in today’s complex healthcare environment. The nursing curriculum includes an inter-professional capstone course and courses in nursing leadership, health promotion, family health, mental health, environmental health, adult and pediatric care, medical and surgical care, psychiatric care, and public/community health and management.

View the Sample Pre-Nursing Schedule

View the Sample 5-Semester Nursing Course Grid

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