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Associate Degree in Nursing

Students who have completed an associate's degree in nursing from an accredited institution may enroll with immediate junior-level standing. A block of 120 quarter hours or equivalent semester hours (96 core credits and 24 general education credits) will be transferred into the program. These credits must include college-level lab-based courses in anatomy, physiology and microbiology and college algebra. Students without these pre-requisite courses must complete these prior to enrolling in the BSN program. Additional transfer of credit may be awarded based upon the University's transfer of credit policy. Students must complete the required number of total credits to graduate from the bachelor's degree program.

Additional Admissions Requirements for International Students

  1. Provide documentation of a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in at least one U.S. state or provide evidence of a nursing license comparable to a U.S. registered nurse license (RN) from the nation, province, or region where you are employed as a nurse. Proof of foreign licensure must be submitted at the time of enrollment
  2. Applicants whose language of instruction is not English are required to take one of the following English proficiency tests and achieve the listed minimum score
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum acceptable score of 500 for the paper-based test or 61 for those completing the Internet-based examination.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum acceptable score of 6.0.
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum acceptable score of 44.

¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.


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