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College of Health Professionals

BSN in Nursing - Traditional


The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing trains students to become nurses who can work in pediatric, surgical, adult, geriatric, and other fields of nursing. It prepares undergraduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and become a registered nurse (RN). RNs serve in hospitals, hospices, homes, nursing homes, workplaces, schools, medical missions, the military, and other medical settings.

The Institute of Medicine recommends increasing the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees from 50% to 80% by 2020. This bachelor’s program will launch your nursing career, open the door to leadership and management positions, and qualify you for graduate-level training in nursing and healthcare

Already have college credit or a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing?

Admission Requirements

red bullet point Traditional undergraduate application

red bullet point SAT > 110 (> 500 math) or ACT > 21 (>19 math)

Academic Progress Requirements

Achievement of a minimum GPA of 3.0 for liberal arts courses through your fourth semester.
Achievement of a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all science courses, including Anderson’s four pre-nursing science courses:

  • red bullet point CHE 107 Essentials of General, Organic & Biochemistry
  • red bullet point BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • red bullet point BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • red bullet point BIO 215 Fundamentals of Microbiology

  • By February 15 of your fourth semester
  • red bullet point To be eligible for selection, an “intent to enroll” form submitted to the School of Nursing stating your intention to continue pursuing the nursing major

Before the start of your fifth semester

  • red bullet point Clear, urine drug test
  • red bullet point Negative background check
  • red bullet point Record of the following immunizations:
    • red bullet point Hepatitis B titer or immunization
    • red bullet point Documented tetanus within last 10 years
    • red bullet point Flu vaccine
    • red bullet point Rubella titer or immunization (measles)
    • red bullet point TB skin test
    • red bullet point Meningitis
    • red bullet point Clear, urine drug test
    • red bullet point Pertussis (whooping cough)
    • red bullet point Varicella titer or immunization (chicken pox)
  • red bullet point Evidence of Professional Liability Insurance Policy
  • red bullet point Evidence of health insurance
  • red bullet point American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification