Residential BSN Admissions Requirements
Because the professional nurse deals with lives of people – adults and children – it is essential that nursing students exhibit a high caliber of academic and personal performance. Criteria for entrance into the School of Nursing are established in an attempt to ensure our students and graduates meet the profession’s high standards. These criteria cover four major areas: academic, testing, health and criminal background checks.
1. Completion of a minimum of 32 college credit hours of study
2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
3. Completion of at least two of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better
- Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry
4. English Composition I & II
5. General Psychology
Note: All of the courses listed above must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to progress to junior level nursing courses.
If positions are limited, additional consideration will be given to students’ ACT, SAT, GPA, and other test scores in making decisions for admission to the School of Nursing.
BSN Entrance Exam
The entrance exam, known as the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), must be taken. All applicants must be able to reach the TEAS V benchmark score of 70% within three attempts for acceptance in the Traditional BSN program. TEAS V Testing is available on the Bartlesville campus starting in April through June. Applicants who cannot test on-site will have to make arrangements to test through www.atitesting.com.
This requirement will be necessary after the applicant has been accepted by the university. Information will be sent upon admittance into the Traditional BSN program but applicants can view the requirements below or locate them in the Traditional BSN packet.
Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen
This requirement will be necessary after the applicant has been accepted by the university. Information will be sent for this criteria upon admittance into the Traditional BSN program.