Eligibility for admission to the Traditional Undergraduate BS in Nursing program requires 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. A grade of C or better is necessary in each required science and math course.
In addition, applicants must have either completed or be currently enrolled in 45 or more college credits in the semester they apply to the School of Nursing.
These 45 credits must include the courses (or their transfer equivalent) listed below:
- ENG 110 College Writing
- MATH 121 Statistics
- Two semesters of college level foreign language (or two years of high school foreign language with a C average)
- PSY 101 General Psychology
These 45 credits must also include four of the following science courses (or their transfer equivalent) listed below [the fifth science course may be completed in the first semester of the program]:
- CHEM 110 Introductory Chemistry (this course must be completed at time of application)
- BIO 155 Human Cell Biology and Genetics (this course must be completed or in progress at time of application)
- BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II
- BIO 312 Microbiology, including lab component
Students possessing a baccalaureate degree in another field from an accredited institution are considered to have fulfilled all of Edgewood College’s General Education requirements, except foreign language, religious studies, and COR courses. Post-baccalaureate students, however, must still meet all School of Nursing pre-requirements for supporting courses in the major.
New Policy for Spring 2015
To be eligible to enroll in prerequisite nursing courses at Edgewood College, prospective transfer students must present a cumulative 2.75 gpa overall and in all prerequisite math and science courses at the time of admission to the college.