Prelicensure students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or above, achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, and complete the formal application to be considered for admission to the Professional Nursing curriculum. Students will complete the application as part of the course requirements for NUR 1020.
Admission to the professional program is highly competitive. Selection criteria for admission will include cumulative grade point average, individual grades in required prerequisite science courses and Nursing 1020, and availability of space in the nursing program. A formula is employed that assigns points to selection criteria. Students must have a minimum overall cumulative and science GPA of 3.0. Availability of space in nursing courses will limit the number of admissions possible each semester.
Professional Curriculum Requirements (127 credit hours)
The sequencing of the Professional Nursing curriculum is critical. Students must complete designated course requirements for each level in the nursing program before progressing to the next level. To remain in good standing within the Professional Nursing curriculum, students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all nursing courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above. No nursing courses may be repeated without review and approval by the Bronson School of Nursing Student Affairs Committee. Further, students may only repeat such courses once following the initial enrollment.
Supporting Courses (53 hours)
General Education Area I (Fine Arts) Credits: 3 hours
General Education Area III (U.S. Cultures and Issues) Credits: 3 hours
General Education Area IV (Other Cultures and Civilizations) Credits: 3 hours