Admission to the professional component of the nursing program be the following steps.
Students meeting the minimum requirements are ranked according to the Admission Criteria Scoring Grid by the Admissions, Progression and Retention Committee. Students are notified by mail of their admission status.
Applicants who have met admission criteria and whose ranked GPA falls within the number of available seats are provisionally admitted to the program until verification of the successful completion of all prerequisite courses and maintenance of the required GPA is received. In the event that the final score using the Admission Criteria Scoring Grid results in a tie, student ranking will be determined by the students’ overall GPA.
The following is required prior to review of the application:
The number of students who can be admitted to the nursing sequence is based on seat availability. The College of Nursing reserves the right to choose which applicants are admitted to the nursing program. Students must reapply annually if they wish to be considered for admission. Applications are not saved after the beginning of the semester.
Prospective students should submit completed applications by March 1st of the expected year of entry into the College of Nursing. Students are eligible for admission when they have:
The program of study for the LPN-BSN student requires 120 semester hours of credit. These semester hours include 61 hours of nursing courses. Cognate and core courses are taken concurrently with nursing courses. A nursing advisor assists students to develop a plan of study based on program requirements. Course schedules must have advisor approval.
Requirements for the LPN to BSN student seeking admission to the nursing program are:
The program of study for the RN-BSN student requires 120 semester hours of credit. These semester hours include 61 hours of nursing courses. Cognate and core courses are taken concurrently with nursing courses. A nursing advisor assists students to develop a plan of study based on program requirements. Course schedules must have advisor approval.
Requirements for the RN-BSN applicant seeking admission to the nursing program are:
RN-BSN students may transfer up to 38 hours toward the general core; 57 hours toward the nursing core and cognates. Following the successful completion of NUR 399 – Conceptualizations of Professional Nursing students will receive 28 advance placement credit hours for NUR 214, NUR 214L, NUR 220, NUR 220L, NUR 352, NUR 352L, NUR 360, NUR 360L, NUR 371, NUR 371L, NUR 374, and NUR 374L.