NURSING MAJOR ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS WITHOUT AN RN LICENSE
Applications are available by January 15 and due by March 1
I. Minimum Admission Qualifications:
A. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
B. A grade of “C” or above for all of the 34 hours of nursing prerequisites.
|BIOL 1400||Biology for Gen. Educ.||NUTR 1300||Nutrition in the Life Cycle|
|BIOL 2405||Human Anatomy & Phy*||PSYC 1300||General Psychology|
|CHEM 1402||General Chem Hlth Sciences||SOC 1300||Principles of Sociology|
|CHEM 2450||Intro to Organic & Biochemistry**||WRTG 1310||Intro. to College Writing|
|MATH 1390||College Algebra||WRTG 1320||Academic Writing|
*Note: BIOL 2406 and 2407 will substitute for BIOL 1400 and 2405. BIOL 1440 and 1441 will substitute for 1400. if meeting admission requirements for UCA and other nursing programs, BIOL 2406 and 2407 are recommended rather than BIOL 2405.
**Note: CHEM 1402 and 2450 are recommended for nursing majors, but CHEM 1450 and 1451 meet nursing requirement.
C. Applicants not born in the United States or in a country where English is the official language must document their English proficiency. An official score of 79 or higher on the iBT TOEFL exam is required. The exam must have been taken within the last two (2) calendar years. Only iBT TOEFL scores received directly from ETS or the UCA Testing Center will be accepted as valid.
D. Presentation of a complete application within published deadlines.
E. Completion of an admission exam.
F. A $50 non-refundable application fee.
II. Ranking Criteria:
Applications are ranked according to GPA, deficits (prerequisite courses which are not complete by the end of the spring semester), an admission examination score.
Tthe GPA is important. However, deficits and admission examination scores can significantly impact one’s chances for admission to the nursing major.
Preference is given to UCA pre-nursing students who meet admission requirements.�
Transfer students are also considered and ranked in the admission process.
III. Application and Review Process:
The review of applications will be after final spring grades are reported. Applicants will be notified by letter of their admission status by late May. Results will NOT be given out over the phone. Applicants who feel they were treated differently from other candidates in admissions decisions are to contact the department chair for information about the appeals process. All appeals begin at the department level.
|Note: Per state law, persons convicted of a crime may not be eligible to take the examination required for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). For more information and a list of crimes, refer to http://www.arsbn.org and go to the Nurse Practice Act, chapter 3, section 17-87-312. See the department chairperson for more information.|