The pre-licensure track for the B.S. in nursing is designed for high school graduates, transfer students and second-degree students.
Our program provides students with the core knowledge required of health care professionals and the unique knowledge, attitudes and skills required by the discipline of nursing. Graduates are prepared to practice competently in a variety of settings and provide for the health and healing of patients across the lifespan and along the continuum of health.
High School Graduates/First-Year Applicants
For high school graduates pursuing the B.S. in nursing, our program is designed to be completed in four years. The curriculum includes Core Curriculum requirements, prerequisites and major courses.
First-year applicants seeking to major in nursing may be accepted into the program if they meet the entrance requirements of the University and the Department of Nursing. In general, a competitive first-year applicant for the nursing program has met the following standards:
- Successful completion of four years of high school science, including biology, chemistry and an upper-level science such as anatomy and physiology, physics, AP biology or AP chemistry
- Strong standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
- Competitive high school GPA and class rank
Applicants should refer to the admissions website for application requirements and deadlines.
Click here for the pre-licensure curriculum sheet.
Transfer and Second-Degree Applicants
Admission to the B.S. in nursing program is competitive and space is limited. Transfer and second-degree applicants follow the standard procedures for transfer admission.
To be considered for admission as a nursing major, transfer and second-degree applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 for all college coursework and grades of C or higher in the following prerequisite courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology I and II or Anatomy I and Physiology I
- Chemistry of Human Health
High school records are also considered and students who have earned fewer than 30 college credits are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. During the application review, an evaluation of prior college coursework determines the placement within the nursing program and length of time it will take the student to complete the program of study.
Click here for the pre-licensure curriculum sheet for transfer and second-degree students.