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BSN Admission Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Application to the program should occur the semester all prerequisite classes will be completed. Entrance requirements include the following:

  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:
    • GPA 3.0 for Fall or Spring semesters
    • GPA 3.25 for Summer Fast Track or Spring Fast Track semesters
    • In addition to the cumulative GPA requirement, the Liberty University GPA must be at least 2.75 (if applicable) and must be maintained.
  2. Successful completion of the following residential courses with a final grade of “C” or better is required the semester before entry:
    • BIOL 213/BIOL 214 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture/Lab)
    • BIOL 215/BIOL 216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture/Lab)
    • CHEM 107 General/Organic Chemistry
    • NURS 104 Introduction to Nursing – Can be taken during your first semester prior to junior year in the School of Nursing for transfer students only
    • NURS 115 Pathophysiology
      • Spring Fast Track or Summer Fast Track: Completion of more than 55 hours of general education courses and C (A or B preferred) or better in BIOL 203
  3. A completed Nursing application
  4. Two written recommendations (to be requested within application)
    • Character recommendation (employer, family friend, youth pastor, etc.)
    • Science lab instructor (A&P I, A&P II, Chemistry or Microbiology of a completed lab)
    • The recommendation forms will be submitted per application instructions electronically
  5. An essay stating what has led you to nursing and why you want to obtain your BSN degree at Liberty University (maximum 300 words).
  6. A personal interview with nursing faculty may be required.
  7. Successful completion of the H.E.S.I. A2 test. The benchmark is a score of 75% and the committee will consider a student who meets all other requirements but has a slightly lower score on this test.
  8. 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.
  9. The nursing faculty reserves the right to dismiss from the major, students who exhibit unprofessional, immoral or unethical behavior.
  10. 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.
    • Students should have completed ENGL 101 and be registered for ENGL 102 at the time of application.
  11. Students transferring from another nursing program must supply a letter of “Good Standing.”

The competitive student will have A’s and B’s in all the prerequisites with a GPA of 3.5.

Entrance Terms for Nursing Sophomore Year

  • Spring (apply Aug. 1-Oct. 1) – Sophomore year will be Spring semester and Fall semester
  • Spring Fast Track (apply Aug. 1-Oct. 1) – Sophomore year will be Spring semester and Summer Fast Track semester
    • Must meet accelerated requirements. (See above Entrance Requirements)
  • Fall (apply Dec. 1-Feb. 15) – Sophomore year will be Fall semester and Spring semester
  • Summer Fast Track (apply Dec. 1-Feb. 15) – Sophomore year will be 8 weeks during Summer semester
    • Must meet accelerated requirements. (See above Entrance Requirements)