Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies

 


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Are You Prepared for the Road Ahead?

Now that you have assessed your academic strengths and identified a career goal, you should take a moment to gauge whether you are prepared to undertake the course of study necessary to achieve your goal.  The profile below will help you determine whether your previous academic achievement is appropriate preparation for your career goal.  You might not have a perfect match to the criteria indicated.  That's okay, the criteria will help you identify potential areas where you will need additional help or preparation along the way.

A career in NURSING requires an undergraduate degree which usually takes four years of study. Once you have completed your undergraduate degree, you can continue your studies in Master's programs, post-graduate certificate programs, and even in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice.  A successful career in nursing requires a commitment to preparing yourself for a rigorous and demanding course of study and seeking out meaningful shadowing or volunteer experiences in nursing or a closely related area.

Use the information below to become familiar with the requirements and expectations for this career path.

Typically, students interested in pursuing studies that will lead to a career in Nursing share the following attributes*:

HIGH SCHOOL PROFILES of UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
considering admission to NURSING

Desirable SAT Score: >= 1000
HS Rank: Top 40%
HS GPA: 3.00
High School Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
High School Math: Algebra I-II, Geometry,
Trigonometry/ Pre-Calculus(a)

(a)Students who demonstrate satisfactory completion of high school PHYSICS & TRIGONOMETRY/ PRE-CALCULUS will receive enhanced consideration for admission to a program.


*Please note that the respective programs try to balance several factors when considering students for admissions. Thus, individuals who do not meet all of the guidelines may be considered by a program.

Your career in Nursing begins with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  As an undergraduate, you will have to meet the following minimum expectations:

Length of Program (years) 4
Degree Conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Cumulative GPA >= 2.75
Prerequisite GPA >= 2.75
Minimum Required Pre-Professional Credit Hours 55
Application Receipt Period September 1 to January 31
Application Essay Required
Letters of Recommendation N/A
Official Transcript(s) Required
Interview Required
Writing Sample Required
TOEFL Score >= 600
GRE N/A
 
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