- File a completed application for admission to St. Ambrose University (SAU) and request transcripts be sent to SAU.
- File a completed application for admission to the Department of Nursing by February 1 for Fall semester admissions, and by October 1 for Spring semester admissions. Applications will continue to be accepted until all spaces are full. Forms are available on the Nursing website (www.sau.edu/nursing).
· BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology or BIOL 199 - General Biology I · BIOL 106 - Human Genetics · BIOL 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology · BIOL 211 - Microbiology · PSYC 105 - Introductory Psychology · PSYC 305 - Life-Span Developmental Psychology · SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology · NUTR 305 - Nutrition for Nurses · HS 250 - Medical Terminology
- For students Entering Nursing Courses in Spring 2014 and Fall 2014: Complete all prerequisite courses with a C grade or higher prior to admission to the Nursing Program. A student who has 2 unsatisfactory attempts (C- or lower grade or withdrawal) in any of the following pre-requisite courses is ineligible for admission to the Nursing Program:
· BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology or BIOL 199 - General Biology I · BIOL 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology · BIOL 204 - Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology · CHEM 103 - Principles of Chemistry · PSYC 105 - Introductory Psychology · PSYC 305 - Life-Span Developmental Psychology · SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology · STAT 213 - Introduction to Statistics
- For students Entering Nursing Courses in Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and thereafter: Complete all prerequisite courses with a C grade or higher prior to admission to the Nursing Program. A student who has 2 unsatisfactory attempts (C- or lower grade or withdrawal) in any of the following pre-requisite courses is ineligible for admission to the Nursing Program.
- Complete all except 7 or fewer general education requirement credits.
- Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may submit a letter of petition to the Admission and Progression Committee explaining the circumstances related to the GPA and may be admitted on probation.
TOEFL iBT minimum of 79 TOEFL PBT minimum of 600 IELTS minimum of 6.5
- When a student's primary language is not English, the student may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by sending an official copy of one of the following English test score reports:
a. Evidence of current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.b. Complete a criminal background check.c. Complete documentation of health information including but not limited to:
- After acceptance into the Nursing major, but prior to starting courses, students must create an account with Certified Background Check and submit evidence of all of the following:
1). Health Form - history and physical exam report 2). Proof of health insurance (will be verified annually) 3). Up-to-date immunization history to include: · Hepatitis B · TB Test (See Appendix A) (annually) · MMR · Varicella · Tdap (must remain current for duration of program) · Influenza (annually)
*Any student requesting an exemption from the above health requirements must submit a written waiver to the St. Ambrose University Department of Nursing.
d. Evidence of current Health Provider CPR certification, and maintain current certification throughout enrollment in the nursing program.
e. Nursing students must review the Core Performance Standards for the Department of Nursing, and sign an acknoledgement that they can perform the standards with or without reasonable accommodations to policies and practicies.
Admission Decisions: To be eligible for Early Decision Placement: High school students accepted to SAU will be considered for Early Decision Placement to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program if the following criteria are met: High school 3.2 unweighted GPA and 23 ACT composite score. The student will maintain a placement in the nursing program as long as the Nursing admission criteria are met at the time of submission of application materials to the Nursing program (during the semester that the student designates to begin the Nursing program). Applications will be accepted beginning January 15 and will continue until all spaces are filled.