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 Essentials of General and Organic Chemistry
- NURS 104 Introduction to Nursing and Medical Terminology
- NURS 115 Pre-licensure Pathophysiology
*BIOL 203 Introductory Microbiology is a prerequisite for Spring and Summer Fast Track Programs 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.
- Transfer Students may complete NURS 104 the first semester after transferring to Liberty if not available at the current institution. The class 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 Fast Track – Sophomore year will be Spring semester and five weeks during Summer semester
- Applications are open August 1st – October 1st
*The Admission Committee will notify you of their decision through your Liberty University after 5 p.m. by midnight on the third Friday in October. Applications received after October 1st will automatically go on the wait list if accepted.
Fall/Summer Fast Track Term:
- Fall – Sophomore year will be Fall semester and Spring semester
- Summer Fast Track – Sophomore year will be about eight weeks during Summer semester
- Applications are open December 1st – February 15th
**The Admission Committee will notify you of their decision through your Liberty University email by midnight on the Friday of Liberty University’s Spring break. Applications that meet minimum requirements but are received after the deadline will automatically go on the wait list.
**We can accept up to 100 applications for the Spring semester and Sophomore Spring Fast Track Program. (We typically get between 100-150 applications for Spring and 225-250 applications for the Fall and Sophomore Summer Fast Track academic years.)
**We can accept up to 50 students for the Sophomore Summer Fast Track 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 online 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 Fast Track or Summer Fast Track admission, of all completed courses at the time of application to continue in the School of Nursing curriculum. The Liberty University GPA portion (if applicable) of the cumulative must be at least 3.0 or greater for the Fall/Spring program and 3.25 or greater for the Fast Track programs at the time of application.
- Successful completion of all prerequisite coursework with a “C” or better.
- 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 (pass rate of 75% or better) by application deadline and send results to Liberty University School of BSN Admission Coordinator. Testing is also available on specific days at Liberty University and will be posted on the Nursing website. Test scores will be sent to Application Coordinator by the testing center for students testing in the LU Testing Center.
- Students with a four-year bachelor’s degree obtained in the United States are exempt from the H.E.S.I. A2.
- 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 on the Nursing website.