Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Admission Guidelines

Students who wish to be admitted into the ABSN degree must:

  1. apply to the accelerated program by February 15th;
  2. apply for the summer semester as the accelerated program begins with online courses in May;
  3. hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college by the start of the ABSN program in May;
  4. have an earned, cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework;
  5. have completed a college/university course in anatomy and physiology (including all systems) with a minimum grade of C;
  6. have completed a college/university statistics course with a minimum grade of C; and
  7. be enrolled as a full-time student.
  8. Consideration of applicants to the accelerated program is based on a competitive process.
  9. Enrollment may be limited due to availability of clinical learning facilities.

Students with a previous degree who start in the traditional program may apply to the accelerated track if they a) meet accelerated track admission guidelines and b) have passed all BIO/NUR/HLT courses on the first attempt.

To complement their learning and enhance their success, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following courses in preparation for the ABSN:

  • Microbiology (with lab)
  • Human Nutrition
  • Chemistry (with lab) – organic or biochemistry
  • Growth and development across the lifespan
  • Transcultural Care in Nursing