School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Application Process/Admission Requirements

There are two applications needed to pursue a degree in nursing.

First, you must apply through the Office of Admissions. Once admitted, you will work with a pre-nursing advisor for program planning.

Second, each spring semester Application Packets are available from the IUE School of Nursing and Health Sciences’ website. You must submit a completed application by March 1. Applications will be available in January. Please visit our website at that time to obtain an application.

Students interested in applying:

  • You must be admitted through the IUE Office of Admissions
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.7 (4.0 Scale) for all courses attempted
  • Minimum Nursing GPA (NGPA) of 3.0
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 26 pre-requisite credits (listed below) with a "C" (2.0) or better. C- is not acceptable and is considered failing. One failure is allowed per course provided that the course is taken and passed with a "C" or better on the second attempt.
  • Adequate Math Skills required.

Minimum pre-requisite courses needed to apply:

  • ENG-W 131 English Composition I (3 cr)
  • ENG-W 231 English Composition II, OR SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr)
  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology (3 cr)
  • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr)
  • Ethics PHIL-P 120 or PHIL-P 140
  • Cultural Diversity course (3 cr)
  • Critical/Analytical/Science courses (8 cr).
    Must include Micro J-200/J-201 (4 cr) OR ANAT-A 215 or PHSL-P 215 (5 cr).
    (Pre-requisite BIOL-L 102) (4cr).

Chemistry requirement

Students must complete at least two semesters of chemistry in high school with a grade C or better OR take any college level chemistry class (3 credits minimum, (e.g., CHEM-C 100 (3 cr), CHEM-C 101 (3 cr), CHEM-N 100 (4 cr), CHEM-C 105 (3cr); lab is optional). Chemistry must be completed before Junior year.

Math/Statistics requirement

Completion of MATH-N 111 Math for Nursing is not required to meet eligibility for admission. However, you must have adequate math skills to be successful in our program. We require successful completion of a statistics course. Statistics must be completed before Junior year. (MATH-N 111 is a pre-requisite of statatistics)

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