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THE TRADITIONAL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) 


The traditional BSN degree is for students seeking to become a Registered Nurse.

REQUIRED GPA 

A minimum college GPA of 2.5 is required. The GPA will be calculated from all college courses taken, not only those that pertain to our program.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Important update:  Applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree or will not complete a bachelor's degree prior to entry, the following general education courses are required. The program consists of 52 general education credits and 46 credits must be completed prior to entry. These required courses include:

  • No Prior Bachelor’s Degree:
    • English I (3 credits)
    • English II (3 credits)
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (3-4 credits)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (3-4 credits)
    • Microbiology (3-4 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
    • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
    • Cluster One Elective (3 credits)
    • Cluster Two Elective (3 credits)
    • Cluster Four Elective (3 credits)
    • Plus an additional 10-13 credits from any cluster

    In addition to the above required courses, students must complete additional coursework to equal 46 credits from the courses listed below prior to entry. This can include courses already completed that fit into a cluster (Medical Terminology, History, Religion, Public Speaking, Literature, etc.).

    Click here for more information regarding the Clusters
    Click here for more information on Transfer Credit

    Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree prior to entry from an accredited college or university in another discipline must complete these required courses: 

    • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology I (3-4 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology II (3-4 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Microbiology (3-4 credits)

    APPLICATION DEADLINES 

    • Spring 2019 Admission – Deadline is closed (Classes begin in January 2019)
    • Fall 2019 Admission – Deadline is March 1, 2019 (Classes begin in August 2019)

    The steps below must be completed prior to the deadline: 

    ONLINE APPLICATION 

    STANDARDIZED EXAM 

    • The College of Nursing requires submission of SAT, ACT or TEAS scores, however no test scores are required if the applicant already has received a bachelor's degree or master's degree, or plans to complete a degree prior to admission start date.
    • View Standardized Exam instructions here.

    OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS 

    ADMISSIONS ESSAY

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    Your application will be valid for one semester only. If you do not feel that you have enough time to submit all requirements by the deadline, please wait for the following application period to apply. Do you have a question about admissions? Contact Admissions or call (804) 627-5300.

    SAMPLE CURRICULUM