ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING AS A FRESHMANStudents who meet the following criteria may be considered for admission in the freshman year:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5 in high school
- 2 years of high school math, including algebra
- 3 years of high school science, including biology and chemistry
- Minimum SAT total score (verbal plus math) of 1050 or a minimum ACT composite score of 21
PROGRESSION TO THE SOPHOMORE YEARRequirements for admission/progression to the sophomore year:
- Grade of C or above in PSYC 2000, BIOL 2410, BIOL 2420
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Additional consideration for admission will be evaluated
by the dean of the School of Nursing.
- Provide evidence of current CPR certification for health-care providers from the American Heart Association, criminal background check, documentation of current immunizations, and a physical exam. The student must also provide documentation that he or she is free from tuberculosis, and submit to a urine drug screen. (Upon entrance to the sophomore year clinical courses.)
- Students must maintain a minimum of C in nursing, science, and psychology courses to continue.
- Only one nursing course may be repeated.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to continue and graduate.
Admission is competitive with a limited class size. Transfer students are welcome and may apply for admission to the sophomore year; however, Anderson University students are given first priority during the admission process. Transfer credit is evaluated by the university registrar and the School of Nursing dean.
Clinical experiences may include day, evening, and weekend hours. Students must receive a capable evaluation in the clinical component to successfully complete any clinical course. An accumulation of two failures in nursing courses will result in dismissal from the program. Students with extended progression times in the nursing major will meet nursing requirements of the class with which they graduate. A national comprehensive examination is given during second semester of the senior year. Examination requirements must be fulfilled to complete the program.