Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Professional Nursing Sequence

Professional Nursing Program Requirements

To begin nursing designated courses in the sophomore level of the program, students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and show successful completion of the following courses or their equivalents:

  • ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or ENGL 195
  • PSYC 171
  • BIOL 104 and BIOL 114 (with grades of C or better)
  • CHEM 120 and CHEM 121 OR CHEM 106 (with grades of C or better)
  • SOCL 125

Application for the Professional Nursing Sequence

Once you are accepted into the professional nursing sequence you will be expected to complete the following by the start of your sophomore level coursework (September 1 for fall start, February 15 for spring start cohorts):

  • Current CPR for Professionals card from either of the following:
    • American Heart Association – BLS for Healthcare Providers
    • Red Cross – BLS for Healthcare Providers / CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Current documentation of CNA certification (Any state accepted)
  • Nursing physical form 
  • Criminal background check
  • Nursing Math Test Academic Resource Center (This must be completed prior to the start of your sophomore level nursing coursework.)


Progression in the Professional Nursing Program

In order to progress in the professional nursing program, students must earn a grade of C in BIOL 296 or repeat the course until a grade of C is earned. Students are expected to earn grades of C or higher in nursing courses. Students who earn grades of CD or lower (a grade of D or F will require the course be repeated) in a nursing course will be placed on probation and must earn grades of C or better in all remaining nursing courses. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher throughout the nursing program.