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Applicants are considered for admission when they meet the following admission requirements:
Submit an application online and nonrefundable $20 application fee. Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed. Admission files will not be considered complete until the application fee is paid.
Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation company. A list of approved companies is available in the Foreign Transcript Evaluation section.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on at least 12 college-level credits.
- Diploma graduates who do not have college credit for Phase I courses must complete each required course with a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 before being considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Option (see Diploma Graduates in the Nursing section for more information).
- Associate degree graduates who have not completed the prerequisite courses must complete each course with a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.50 before transitioning into the Baccalaureate degree program (see Pre-BSN section).
- A current license to practice as a registered nurse in his or her state of residence or practice. If the student is a new or international graduate, the applicant must be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN but must have obtained a valid license prior to enrolling in the last DNRS (nursing) course.
Submit official transcripts for all College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or Dantes (DSST) coursework only if the applicant would like them to be considered for transfer of credit.
Submit two recommendations on ADU Recommendation Forms. All applicants must submit a recommendation from an employer/supervisor if employed within the last five years. Applicants who graduated within the last five years must submit a recommendation from their basic nursing program faculty.
Present verification of tuberculosis screening. If test is positive, refer to the Communicable Disease policy in the Student Handbook for additional information.
Present updated immunizations, including hepatitis B.
- Present certification in professional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from the American Heart Association, including infant, child, and adult CPR.
It is recommended that applicants who lack recent work experience in nursing (five years or more) take an RN refresher course prior to enrolling in clinical nursing courses.
Pre-BSN for the RN to BSN Completion Option:
Pre-BSN status is given to those applicants who have an active RN License and have graduated with an Associate of Science degree from a regionally-accredited institution, but have not completed the prerequisite courses for the RN-BSN Option (see Prerequisite courses in the Curriculum section). Students will begin Bachelor of Science Completion Degree Option coursework once all requirements have been successfully met.