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Upcoming Changes in Admissions

1/19/2018 8:00:00 AM - Cara Wiley

Upcoming Changes in Admissions

The College of Nursing is making some changes to admissions effective Fall 2018. This means the first applicant group to be effected by these changes will be those students looking to apply for Winter 2019.  Below are the new admittance requirements. I’ve highlighted the new things.

Acceptance into the nursing major is competitive and enrollment is limited. Therefore, not all students who meet the minimum requirements are guaranteed acceptance into the program. The following criteria have been established for consideration for admittance into the baccalaureate nursing program.

  1. Be fully matriculated at BYU.
  2. Complete the following pre-requisite courses:  Chem 285, NDFS 100, Nurs 180, PDBio 220, and Human Development (SFL 210 or Psych 220). In addition, complete a minimum of at least 16 hours from the university core.
    1. Grades must be posted on the BYU transcript for all pre-requisite courses by the application deadline. For transfer students, all equivalent pre-requisite classes being transferred to BYU must be posted on BYU transcripts prior to application deadline. All Independent Study classes (if taken) need to have grades posted on transcript by application deadline.
    2. No mid-term grades will be accepted.
    3. In order to be eligible to apply to the College of Nursing, a student must have at least 25 total credit hours (including pre-requisites), no more than 75 BYU credit hours, and no more than 100 total credit hours (transfer + BYU).
  3. Students desiring to complete a full-time LDS mission are strongly encouraged to apply to the nursing program after they have completed their missionary service.
  4. Complete an online application as described on the BYU College of Nursing website. Applicants are evaluated on a variety of criteria.
    1. GPA; ACT/SAT, TOEFL (if needed);
    2. Written communication skills; community, school, leadership, church service and other related experience (for example: healthcare related jobs and/or volunteer experience); recommendations from employers and/or educators; interview; and the professional judgment of the admissions committee.
    3. All applicants may be asked to complete a standardized assessment to measure attributes necessary to be a successful registered nurse. The assessment costs will be the responsibility of the student.
    4. The admissions committee will review each application and choose the most appropriate candidates for advancement in the admission process (See application for details).  
  5. Students with English as a second language additional requirements:
    1. Have a TOEFL over-all score of at least a 93 (internet-based) with at least 24 sub-scores in both reading and listening.
    2. Complete a Medical Terminology course (either Nurs 102 or Latin 123 or equivalent).
    3. Take the OPI/IELTS* package exams from BYU English Language Center (*this cannot be started until you have the minimum score needed for the TOEFL and have completed or currently enrolled in Medical Terminology).  Please see Nursing Advisement Center for more details.
    4. Maintain a “C” grade or above in all nursing courses, including pr

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