Major in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

Our pre-licensure track is designed for high school graduates, transfer and second-degree students. 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

Admission to the nursing program is very competitive and space is extremely limited. Applications can only be reviewed when there is space available and are only considered for entrance in the fall of each year. At this time we are not accepting applications for the fall 2016 or fall 2017 semester for our nursing program. We cannot guarantee there will be space available in the program for fall 2018. However, interested candidates should review the transfer guidelines and nursing prerequisites.

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 cumulative GPA of 2.7 for all college coursework and grades of B or higher in the following prerequisite courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II or Anatomy I and Physiology I
  • Microbiology
  • 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.