Bachelor of Science in Nursing
An admission into the nursing program requires a separate application process from that of applying to the university. The number of students admitted to the nursing program each year is dependent upon learning resources.
Admission to the nursing program is competitive and limited by the availability of instructional recourses and clinical learning sites.
The deadline to apply to the nursing program is AUGUST 1 every fall after completion of the first 35 credit hours in the nursing curriculum.
There are two methods of admission to the program: Early Admission and Standard Admission.
Early admission to the undergraduate nursing program may occur PRIOR to entrance to the University of Southern Indiana for high school students with outstanding high school achievement and high SAT/ACT Scores.
Early admission criteria:
Students who are granted Early Admission status must maintain a college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and achieve a grade of "C" or better in:
To complete an application for early admission please download the Early Admission Application. This application should be submitted with a 200 word essay as to why you are pursuing nursing as a career PRIOR to the start of your course work at USI to firstname.lastname@example.org
A review of the admission application occurs after completion of 35 hours of required courses (see the cirriculium for the specific courses which are considered). Students admitted to the nursing program begin courses in the following spring semester.
To be considered for admission to the nursing program, students must have completed 35 college credit hours identified for the first years courses (or their equivalent) in the nursing cirriculum. Admission to the program is competitive and the selection of the applicants is based upon the following criteria:
In the event that the applicants have equivalent qualifications, the written essay and participation in community activities will be considered.
Students must have a "C" or better in the following courses to be considered for the program:
Students who receive a grade less than a "C" in two of the science and or nutrition courses will not be accepted to the program.
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Also in the areas that request dates, please use numbers instead of terms like "present" or "current" or "from summer 2008" use 5/2008 instead.
As a point of information, students admitted for the spring 2010 nursing courses had an average GPA of 3.56 on a 4.0 scale and a combined SAT score of 1000 (without writing component) or ACT of 21. This historical information does not ensure that similar scores will result in admission to the nursing program.
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