Depending if you are trying to become a practical nurse or registered nurse your requirements will be different. Below are general requirements to become a registered nurse.
1. All applicants must submit an official application for admission, a Statement of Career Goals, and a application fee.
2. All applicants must submit official transcripts of all post high school studies. Students admitted to School of Nursing have earned an undergraduate grade point average of a "B" or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
3. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections and a 3.5 on the analytic section of the GRE is required.
4. All applicants must provide three letters of professional reference for nursing schools. References should be from faculty members, professional colleagues, or work supervisors who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate program.
5. All applicants must complete the interview essay. Both the writing style (i.e. grammar, punctuation, spelling, word use) and content of your responses will be used in the overall evaluation of your application to the program. Once your application is received you will be contacted to schedule the personal interview.
6. All applicants are required to have certain prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university.
7. RN applicants must have graduated from an N.L.N. accredited school.
Last Updated: 05/21/2014