College of Nursing

Undergraduate Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance into the baccalaureate nursing program is based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, academic performance, essays, and your service list.

GPA

Students must complete all pre-requisite courses with at least a C (a C- is not satisfactory progress). NOTE: Students can have prerequisites in process during fall, if registered at BYU, and still apply for winter. Grades will be checked at the midterm in fall. If a student is accepted for winter semester, but does not pass any prerequisite with a grade of at least a C, their acceptance will be rescinded, and an alternate will be put in his or her slot.

Service List

The college of nursing is looking for an ongoing commitment to service over time (5 years) in community, school, and church service/leadership. Continuous involvement in organized service opportunities is encouraged whether the student is involved in many short-term projects, or fewer long-term projects.

Impromptu Essay

Points are awarded for the content of information addressing this topic, but also for organization & logical flow of ideas, grammar, spelling & sentence structure, and appearance but less emphasis is made on the punctuation, grammar and spelling, since the opportunity for revision is limited. Organization of thought is likewise important on the impromptu essay. You must sign up at the Advisement Center in order to take the impromptu essay. Essays are only given and due at the beginning of both March and September. Contact the Advisement Center BEFORE the deadline if you will not be in Provo for the essay times.

Recommendations

Recommendations should come from someone who knows the applicant well and who can address the character traits identified on the form. Applicants can select individuals from the following options: organizational leader, co-worker, supervisor, employer or teacher. (High school teachers often know the applicant better than a BYU professor.) The recommender should not be a parent, sibling, spouse, other family member, or close friend (i.e. roommate).

Acceptance Data


Number of Re-applicants

Number of Applicants

Number of Qualified Applicants

Number of Students Accepted

Range of Applicant GPA

Avg. Accepted GPA

Range of Accepted GPA

Avg. Accepted

Total Points

Winter 2010

33

126

122

64

3.12-3.99

3.88

3.77-3.99

32.34

Fall 2009

31

137

136

64

3.22-4.00

3.93

3.81-4.00

34.4

Winter 2009

54

157

148

64

2.925-4.0

3.858

3.730-4.0

36.6

Fall 2008 - Old

Fall 2008 - New

17

35

27

131

26

131

17

49

3.260-4.0

2.920-4.0

3.800

3.910

3.607-4.0

3.790-4.0

34.4

37.9

Sp 2008 - Old

Sp 2008 - New

29

8

81

54

77

54

24

24

3.189-4.0

3.333-4.0

3.896

3.946

3.587-4.0

3.834-4.0

37.3

38.5

Winter 2008

38

76

74

24

2.892-4.0

3.873

3.760-4.0

35.8

Fall 2007 - Old

Fall 2007 - New

18

2

118

62

115

60

48

16

2.952-4.0

3.060-4.0

3.912

3.969

3.808-4.0

3.820-4.0

36

37.8

Winter 2007

39

104

100

64

3.036-4.0

3.891

3.611-4.0

43.95

Fall 2006

17

122

117

64

3.119-4.0

3.856

3.596-4.0

43.25

Winter 2006

23

93

90

64

2.648-4.0

3.756

3.387-4.0

41.719

Fall 2005

28

123

117

64

2.759-4.0

3.817

3.444-4.0

42.360

Winter 2005

45

114

113

48

2.980-4.0

3.854

3.574-4.0

42.677

Fall 2004

34

119

119

48

3.060-4.0

3.828

3.389-4.0

41.885

Winter 2004

45

117

114

64

2.860-4.0

3.747

3.519-4.0

40.840

Fall 2003

13

109

109

64

3.193-4.0

3.790

3.370-4.0

40.883

Winter 2003

23

84

81

59

1.979-4.0

3.610

3.160-4.0

36.119