Priority deadline: February 1, 2021
Students apply directly to the accelerated nursing program and, if accepted, enroll in the first-year nursing cohort. You’ll begin nursing courses in your first semester and don’t have to reapply. If you meet acceptance criteria but are placed on the wait list, you’ll be offered admission as seats become available.
The program will evaluate your application holistically, with an emphasis on your academic achievement in high school course work. Successful candidates show preparation for the nursing curriculum with:
- 12 academic units in English, math, laboratory science and social science.
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative unweighted grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.
- Minimum 1200 SAT-I or 23 ACT.
- Student activities demonstrating leadership, teamwork and/or a commitment to community service.
Nursing applicants should have a strong preparation in the sciences:
- Minimum one year each of biology, chemistry, algebra and geometry.
- Highly recommended: three years of high school math and a science course in your senior year.
Transfer students must submit Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores. The program requires a minimum 67% TEAS score. Learn more about transfer requirements here.
Acceptance Into First Year Cohort with Advanced Standing
- Fewer than 42 transferable credits of college-level course work.
- Have not completed all of the first-year science and foundation courses (listed below).
The program will consider eligible course work for advanced standing, but this does not shorten the time to degree.
Acceptance Into Second Year Cohort
- At least 42 transferable credits of college-level course work
- All of the first year science and foundation courses (listed below) prior to entry.
Equivalent Science and Foundation Courses
- General Biology
Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II with lab
Introduction to Chemistry
English I Composition: Critical Reading and Writing
English II Introduction to Academic Research
Introduction to Psychology
Transfer students must take NURS 100, NURS 200 and MATH 170 in the summer term before joining the second-year cohort in the fall. Full-time transfer students accepted into the second-year cohort can complete the degree in two academic years.
Transfer Application Process
You can apply as a transfer student to either cohort while your courses are still in progress. Students may be accepted conditionally, given that you complete the course work before starting at Roosevelt University. The program gives strongest consideration to students with a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher in your transfer-eligible courses.