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 your sophomore level coursework:

  • 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
  • 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.)

      Fall 2016 Cohort deadline - September 2, 2016;  Spring 2017 Cohort deadline - February 15, 2017

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.