Major in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

Our pre-licensure track is designed for high school graduates. Majors are expected to maintain a GPA of 2.7 for progression and graduation in the program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C or Pass in the required courses of anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, psychology, sociology and statistics as well as the nursing courses themselves.

High School Graduates/First-Year Applicants

For high school graduates, 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

Click here for the pre-licensure curriculum sheet.

Transfer and Second-Degree Applicants

Salve Regina welcomes transfer applicants for all majors except nursing. If you are interested in a career in the health care industry, we encourage you to consider a degree in biology, chemistry, psychology, health care administration, social work or other related areas. For more information about career opportunities through these programs, visit our undergraduate departments and programs webpage.

If you are currently pursuing licensure as a registered nurse, we hope you will consider our continuing education program in nursing (RN-BSN).