Admission Requirements for Continuance in the Residential BSN Curriculum

  1. Minimum, cumulative GPA of all completed college courses (including dual enrollment in high school) at the time of application to continue in the School of Nursing curriculum:
    1. GPA 3.0 for Fall or Spring semesters
    2. GPA 3.25 for Summer Accelerated or Spring Accelerated semesters
  2. Successful completion of the following courses (“C” or better is required):
    1. BIOL 213/BIOL 214
    2. BIOL 215/BIOL 216
    3. CHEM 107
    4. NURS 101 - Can be taken during your first semester in the School of Nursing for transfer students ONLY
    5. NURS 105 - Can be taken during your first semester in the School of Nursing for transfer students ONLY
    6. NURS 115
    • Summer Accelerated:  Completion of more than 55 hours of general education courses and C or better in BIOL 203

  3. A completed Nursing application
  4. Two written recommendations
  5. Character recommendation (employer, family friend, youth pastor, etc.)
    • Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) lab instructor (transfer students can use a recent science lab instructor if A&P lab instructor isn’t available). 
    • The recommendation forms will be submitted per application instructions electronically.      
  6. An essay stating career goals (maximum 300 words).
  7. A personal interview with nursing faculty may be required.
  8. Successful completion of the TEAS test.
  9. Satisfactory behavior at Liberty University.  Students who have been expelled, suspended or experienced sanctions are not eligible for initial entry until fully reinstated to good standing.
  10. The nursing faculty reserves the right to dismiss from the major, students who exhibit unprofessional, immoral or unethical behavior.
  11. International students, for whom English is a second language, may be required to have all general education courses completed prior to entering the nursing major.
  12. Students should have completed ENGL 101 and be registered for ENGL 102 at the time of application.
  13. Students transferring from another nursing program must supply a letter of "Good Standing".

Entrance Terms for Nursing Sophomore Year:

  1. Spring - Sophomore year will be Spring semester and Fall semester
  2. Spring Accelerated - Sophomore year will be Spring semester and Summer Accelerated semester
    • Must meet accelerated requirements.  (See above Entrance Requirements)
  3. Fall - Sophomore year will be Fall semester and Spring semester
  4. Summer Accelerated - Sophomore year will be 8 weeks during summer semester
    • Must meet accelerated requirements.  (See above Entrance Requirements)