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  • An earned Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution 
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75, and a minimum 2.75 GPA in all required science and math courses. All required math/science courses must have been completed within five years of admission unless math/science courses were part of a degree earned within the last five years. A grade of C or better is necessary in each required science and math course.

The following courses (or transfer equivalents) must be completed or currently in progress at time of application to be considered for admission:

  • College-level Statistics
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 345 Lifespan Development
  • Foreign Language that fulfills Edgewood College degree requirements 
    • Two semesters of college-level foreign language (or two years of high school foreign language with a C average)

The following science courses (or transfer equivalents):

  • 5 or more credits of college-level lab-based Chemistry
  • BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I  
  • BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II 
  • BIO 312 Microbiology, including lab component

The following courses may be completed as part of the program for an additional per-credit fee OR may be completed prior to program start:

  • A Religious Studies Course that fulfills Edgewood College degree requirements (must be approved by Edgewood Registrar)
  • BIO 410 Pathology (must be approved by School of Nursing faculty)

If admitted to the program, the following non-course requirements must also be completed by August 1.

  • Certified nursing assistant course and certification examination
  • CPR Certification (American Heart Association-BLS for Healthcare Providers or Red Cross – CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider) and Red Cross-Basic First Aid certification

Prospective students must meet the above criteria to be considered eligible to apply to the School of Nursing’s Post-Baccalaureate BSN program.

 If you have any questions regarding requirements, your fulfillment of pre-requirements/program eligibility, or your application status, please contact Taylor Garcia at 608-663-6739 or

 Application Process

Candidates for admission to the Post-Baccalaureate BSN Program are required to submit applications through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) at Students must submit all official transcripts and reference information to NursingCAS directly.

Once admitted to the program, students will be asked to submit high school transcripts, proof of CNA licensure, and CPR Certification.

Only completed applications will be reviewed by the School of Nursing for admission consideration. A completed application includes the following items:

  • Complete NursingCAS Application (including (2) letters of reference, resume, and personal statement)
    • The personal statement should be 1-2 pages describing your motivation to pursue nursing. 
  •  All post-secondary transcripts (send directly to NursingCAS)

Please read over the application guidelines carefully. If you have any questions regarding requirements, your fulfillment of pre-requirements/program eligibility, or your application status, please contact Taylor Garcia at 608-663-6739/

Admission Cycle Dates

Students hoping to begin the program the fall of 2017 may submit applications through NursingCAS starting August 25th. The priority deadline for admission is January 15th.

Any applications received after January 15th will be considered on a space-availability basis. If space permits, eligible applicants will be reviewed in a timely manner (typically notified of admission decision within one month of the School of Nursing receiving the completed application) until June 15th. Applications open for the next cycle on August 25th. 

Due to the high volume of interest in the program, it is highly recommended that students submit applications by January 15th at the very latest.

Selection Process

Applicants successfully submitting all application materials and meeting minimum admission requirements will be invited to interview. 

The School of Nursing Admissions Committee is composed of nursing faculty. This Committee reviews applications, evaluates the writing sample and assesses the relevance of experience. Based on the strength of their qualifications, this Committee selects the applicants for admission to the Post-Baccalaureate BSN Program. The Committee reserves the right to evaluate and modify the selection criteria and admission procedures each year. Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate BSN program at Edgewood College will be offered to 36 students each academic year.

Students accepted into the program must accept admission by the date specified in their Offer of Admission Letter or forfeit their space to other qualified applicants.

Due to space availability, highly-qualified students may be denied admission. However, qualified students not initially offered admission may be offered admission at a later date if space becomes available.