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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Undergraduate Honors Admission to the BSN Program Requirements Policy Subsection: 5.2.11
Section 5.0 - Student Policies Originating Date: May 2010
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee

Revised: November 2010
Revised: December 2011
Reviewed: October 2012

Revised: April 2018


Policy

Faculty of the College of Nursing develop admission criteria to be used in screening selected applicants for guaranteed admission to the BSN program.

Students may be accepted prior to completing all the required prerequisite courses if they meet the following criteria by the review date.

Admission Requirements:

Honors Admission

To receive an honors admission to the nursing program, in addition to all regular admission criteria, a student must meet the following:

  1. High School Senior:
    1. Eligibility requirements: - Student must meet all the following to be eligible:
      • Minimum score of 28 on ACT or 1270 on SAT
      • Cumulative GPA: 3.8 or greater
      • English: 4 years
      • Math: 3 years including one algebra course
      • Natural Sciences: 3 years including one chemistry and one biology course
      • Social Studies: 3 years
      • Foreign Language: 2 years must be same language for both years
    2. Provisional requirements:
      • Maintenance of a 3.8 cumulative GPA in college
      • No repeat courses
      • No pass/fail courses in the sciences (except for laboratory components) and a maximum of 12 hours of pass/fail in non-science courses
      • A grade of C+ or better in prerequisite courses
      • Must be full-time (at least 12 credits/semester) and follow the advised curriculum
      • Must meet with a UNMC CON Student Services Coordinator once per semester prior to admission to the BSN program
  2. College Student:
    1. Eligibility requirements and provisional requirements:
      • Same as above except ACT not required.
  3. Second Degree Students:
    • ACT not required and student does not need to be full-time but must stay on a trajectory as advised by Student Services Coordinator.
    • Graduated with a 3.8 cumulative GPA or higher in undergraduate or graduate program.
    • Maintenance of 3.8 cumulative GPA in any nursing prerequisites or nursing support courses needed.
    • A grade of C+ or better in prerequisite courses.

Failure to meet these requirements will result in being dropped from guaranteed admission although a student may apply for regular admission.

Dual Admission (UN system or Nebraska State Colleges)

To be eligible for dual admission to the nursing program, in addition to all regular admission criteria, a student must meet the following:

  • Maintenance of a 3.5 cumulative GPA in college
  • No more than one repeat course
  • No pass/fail courses in the sciences (except for laboratory components) and a maximum of 12 hours of pass/fail in non-science sources
  • A grade of C+ or better in prerequisite courses
  • Must be full-time (at least 12 credits/semester) and follow the advised curriculum
  • Must meet with a UNMC CON Student Services Coordinator once per semester prior to admission
  • Participate in campus specific program requirements (e.g. support courses or activities)
  • All courses must be completed at the collaborating institution

Guideline:

A maximum of 80% of the incoming cohort by campus may be awarded Guaranteed Admission.