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The Liberty University Nursing program is a four-year, Baccalaureate program. Prerequisites are taken during the freshman year and, after being accepted into Gate 1 (continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum), the program requirements may be completed in the next three years. Gate 1 is defined as continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum. Transfer- and second-degree students may complete the program in three semesters and two summers.
2. What are the prerequisites?
BIOL 213/214 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture and lab)
BIOL 215/216 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture and lab)
CHEM 107 General and Organic Chemistry
NURS 101 Introduction to Nursing
NURS 105 Medical Terminology
NURS 115 Sciences in Nursing (PATHO)
*BIOL 203 Introduction to Microbiology is a prerequisite for Summer Accelerated Program only
It will take two semesters to finish the Anatomy and Physiology requirements, so make sure you are registered for BIOL 213/214 for the first semester.
NURS 101 and 105 do not have to be taken in order. You can take one each semester or both in one semester depending on your preference. Transfer Students may complete NURS 101 and NURS 105 the first semester after transferring to Liberty if they are not available at the current institution.
NURS 115 is offered in the fall and spring semester, BIOL 213/214 are prerequisites for NURS 115.
3. When do I apply to continue in the BSN Nursing Program?
Applications for continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum is a rolling admission and can be found on our website at www.liberty.edu/nursing.
Entrance Terms for Nursing Sophomore Year
Spring – Sophomore year will be Spring semester and Fall semester
Spring Accelerated – Sophomore year will be Spring semester and Summer classes (5 weeks)
Applications are open August 1 – October 1
*The Admission Committee will notify you of their decision through your Liberty University email by midnight October 15. Applications received after October 15th will automatically go on the wait list if accepted.
Fall – Sophomore year will be Fall semester and Spring semester
Summer Accelerated – Sophomore year will be 8 weeks during summer
Applications are open December 1– February 15
**The Admission Committee will notify you of their decision through your Liberty University email by midnight the Friday of Liberty University’s Spring break. Applications received after February 15th will automatically go on the wait list if accepted.
***We will accept 75 applications for the Spring and Spring Accelerated Sophomore year.(We typically get between 300-400 applications for the Fall and Sophomore Summer Accelerated academic year.)
****We will accept 50 students for the Sophomore Summer Accelerated program and 175 students for the regular Fall program. Remaining eligible students are placed on a wait list and will be notified of acceptance to Gate 1 (continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum) after June 1.
4. What are the requirements for tentative acceptance to Gate 1 (continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum)?
You MUST be accepted as a residential student at Liberty University.
Cumulative GPA [combines the GPA’s from all colleges/universities attended and dual enrollment] of 3.0 for fall or spring admissions or 3.25 for Spring Summer Accelerated or Summer Accelerated admission, of all completed courses at the time of application to continue in the School of Nursing curriculum.
Successful completion of all prerequisite coursework with a “C” or better.
Students must supply all prerequisites grades to the Application Coordinator.
Official transcripts for ALL previous college work (including dual enrollment during high school) MUST be submitted to Liberty University Registrar.
Students are not fully accepted into Gate 1 (continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum) until the requirements are completed. Information about requirements are found in the application and in the Nursing Student Handbook on our webpage.