Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long is the program?
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.
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. The classes must be completed before starting junior year.
- NURS 115 can only be taken if you’ve already completed one semester of BIOL 213/214.
3. When do I apply to continue in the BSN Nursing Program?
Applications for continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum can be found on our Nursing website.
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 semester
- Applications are open August 1 – October 1
*The Admission Committee will notify you of their decision through your Liberty University after 5pm by midnight on the third Friday in October. Applications received after October 1st 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 the deadline will automatically go on the wait list if accepted.
**We will accept 100 applications for the Spring and Spring Accelerated Sophomore year. (We typically get between 200-230 for Spring application and 225-250 applications for the Fall and Sophomore Summer Accelerated academic year.)
**We will accept 50 students for the Sophomore Summer Accelerated program and 150 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.
- Complete on-line application for continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum.
- 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. The Liberty University GPA portion of the cumulative cannot drop below 2.75 at any time and will make the student ineligible to progress.
- 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.
* Complete H.E.S.I. A2 testing by application deadline and have results sent to Liberty. Testing is also available on specific days at Liberty University and will be posted on the Nursing website.
- Students are not fully accepted into Gate 1 (continuance in the School of Nursing curriculum) until the requirements are completed. Information about requirements can be found in the application and in the Nursing Student Handbook on our webpage.