Admission & Program Requirements
Accelerated BSN (BSN-A) Admission Policy
Admission to the BSN-A option is highly selective and is based upon proven academic achievement attesting to the student's ability to successfully complete an academically rigorous curriculum. In addition to the general College admission requirements, students seeking entrance into the BSN-A program must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in a non-nursing discipline
- College GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 or higher scale
- Completion of all required prerequisite general education courses with a grade of "C" or higher
- Personal essay in a letter form addressing candidate's professional attributes, ability to manage an accelerated curriculum and career goals
- Required science courses must have been completed within the last seven years prior to enrollment.
The BSN-A option student will be awarded 52 credit hours of advanced standing credit upon transcript evaluation of their non-nursing bachelor's degree. In addition, the Registrar will evaluate the student transcript and complete a credit guide to formally approve the following specific courses that must be completed with a "C" or above: Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Advanced Science, Human Growth and Development and Statistics.
Basic BSN (BSN-B) Admission Policy
In addition to the general College admission requirements, students seeking entrance into the BSN-B program must have met the following criteria:
- College GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or greater
- Completion of all required pre-requisite general education courses with a grade of "C" or higher
The Registrar will evaluate the student transcript and complete a credit guide to formally approve the following specific courses that must be taken with a "C" or above. Science courses must be taken within the last seven years from the date of enrollment in the program. One general education course may be taken in the first semester of the BSN-B program (with the exception of Anatomy and Physiology I or II or Microbiology) in order to be full time.
Completion BSN (BSN-C) Admission Policy
The following criteria must be met on admission to the BSN-C option:
- Proof of licensure from a state board of nursing
- Application, application fee, clinical performance standards form and all college and high school transcripts
- Confirmation of fluency in the English language
Must demonstrate organic chemistry and statistic readiness through testing and/or prior course work
Students with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing who have been officially accepted into the RN-BSN Completion option are awarded 71 credit hours for their basic RN program. If the student has taken any courses in the RN-BSN Completion curriculum, these courses will be credited on an individual basis.
The RN-BSN Completion option student, who has already earned a non-nursing bachelor's degree, will be awarded 71 credit hours for their RN program. In addition, this student will be granted 12 credit hours of advanced standing toward the BSN degree. These 12 credit hours will replace the general education courses of ethics, anthropology, advanced communication, and a humanities elective. There is no time limit on the acceptance of credits. The Registrar will evaluate student transcripts and complete a credit guide to formally approve the following specific courses that must be taken with a "C" or above:
1. Advanced Science with lab