Applicants are eligible to apply the Traditional Program if they are entering nursing for the first time and have completed the prerequisite requirements (see below). Students are eligible to apply for entry into the professional program after having completed at least 30 credits, which include the specific prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average in the prerequisite courses and the natural science prerequisite courses to be eligible for admission consideration. If any professional nursing courses have been taken, grades earned in those courses will be calculated into the prerequisite GPA. Admission to the program is highly competitive; completion of prerequisites with minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
The following courses/requirements are prerequisites for admission consideration for the Traditional Program in the College of Nursing.
- ENG 1020 Basic Composition
- BIO 1510 Basic Biology*
- BIO 2200 Microbiology*
- BIO 2870 Anatomy & Physiology*
- CHM 1020 General Chemistry I (Inorganic)*
- CHM 1030 General Chemistry II (Organic and Biochemistry)*
- PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology
- PSY 2400 Developmental Psychology
- ANT 2100 Introduction to Anthropology or SOC 2000 Introduction to Sociology
- MC Math Competency
*All sciences must have labs.
- 101 Total
- 25 Listening
- 25 Reading
- 25 Writing
- 26 Speaking
Note application/documentation deadlines here.
The College of Nursing evaluates courses from other institutions based on guidelines and requirements established by the College. These evaluations take precedence over evaluations performed by other departments or the university transfer credit department.