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Admission Criteria

Criteria for admission to the Accelerated Baccalaureate program include the following:

  • Completed application with application fee.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a field other than nursing.
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, calculated on the most recent 60 credits taken toward the bachelor’s degree or cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on masters or doctoral degree.
  • One professional and one academic reference attesting to the applicant’s potential for accelerated study.
  • A resume/curriculum vitae.
  • A score of 500 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. In the current version of the GRE a minimum score of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section. The Analytical Writing Measure section is optional.*
  • A 1-2 page (double-spaced) statement to include rationale for change in career, expectations of the program and anticipated goals for graduate education.*

*These criteria are designed to prepare the BSN graduate for immediate progression into the graduate studies provided they meet the graduate school admission requirements at the time of application.

Courses

The six prerequisite courses need to have been completed within the past seven years with at least a C grade or better. These courses may have been completed at the University or Community College level. All courses must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to the Summer term you are applying for. These courses should meet the following guidelines:

  • Anatomy & Physiology One: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
  • Anatomy & Physiology Two: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
  • Microbiology: 4 Credits (including a lab component)
  • Statistics: 3 Credits
  • Human Growth and Development: 3 Credits
  • Human Nutrition: 3 Credits
  • Epidemiology Recommended, not Required

Any specific questions regarding course equivalency for use towards any of the prerequisites will require a detailed courses syllabus for use in determining content.