Nursing School

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.

Nursing School

6. All applicants are required to have certain prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university.

  • If you have earned a BSN, you must have had a 3 semester hour or 4 quarter hour Statistics course.
  • If you have earned an ADN or a Diploma in Nursing, you must have earned at least 78 accredited semester or 110 accredited quarter hours including the following areas: 11 hours of natural science which must include courses in Microbiology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology; 9 hours of Social Science; 6 hours of Humanities; 6 hours of English; 3 hours of Statistics; Nutrition and Developmental Psychology.
  • If you have earned a BA or BS in a discipline other than Nursing, you must have successfully completed 11 hours of natural science including courses in Microbiology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology; Statistics; Nutrition and Developmental Psychology.
  • If you have earned at least 78 semester hours of college credits (basically equivalent to the completion of a Junior year of College), you must have successfully completed the following courses as part of the 78 hours: 11 hours of natural science including Microbiology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology; 9 hours of Social Science; 6 hours of Humanities; 6 hours of English; 3 hours of Statistics; Nutrition and Developmental Psychology. In order to be considered for admission, you need to have completed at least 66 of the 78 required prerequisite hours.

7. RN applicants must have graduated from an N.L.N. accredited school.

Last Updated: 05/21/2014