Nursing - Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


Due to site requirements for experiential learning, the number of students that Salve Regina accepts into the nursing program is limited to ensure clinical placement. Students must apply by the early action I or early decision deadline of Nov. 1 to be considered for this program.

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, if applicable (Salve Regina is SAT or ACT optional)
  • Competitive high school GPA and class rank

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, healthcare administration, social work or other related areas. For more information about career opportunities through these programs, visit our program finder.

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