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Nursing Admission Requirements

BSN

  1. Admission to the university. (Admission to Spalding University does not guarantee you admission to the nursing program. You must apply to the School of Nursing.)
  2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 in college courses
  3. Successful completion of the TEAS (minimum of 60 percent on reading and math)
  4. Successful completion of a certified assistant (CNA) course or demonstration of competencies
  5. Completion of all University Studies prior to the start of upper division nursing courses
  6. A grade of C or higher is required in the following prerequisite courses:
    1. BIO 261 Human Anatomy
    2. BIO 262 Human Anatomy Lab
    3. BIO 263 Human Physiology
    4. BIO 264 Human Physiology Lab
    5. BIO 256 Intro to Microbiology
    6. BIO 257 Intro to Microbiology Lab
    7. PSY 103 Psychological Systems
    8. PHIL 154 Ethics
    9. US 100 Successful Student Strategies

Accelerated BSN

  1. 1. Admission to the university. (Admission to Spalding University does not guarantee you admission to the nursing program. You must apply to the School of Nursing.)
  2. 2. A bachelor’s or higher degree in another discipline
  3. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher in college courses
  4. Successful completion of a certified assistant (CNA) course
  5. A grade of C or higher is required in the following prerequisite courses:
    1. BIO 261 Human Anatomy
    2. BIO 262 Human Anatomy Lab
    3. BIO 263 Human Physiology
    4. BIO 264 Human Physiology Lab
    5. BIO 256 Intro to Microbiology
    6. BIO 257 Intro to Microbiology Lab
    7. PSY 103 Psychological Systems
    8. BIO 301 Pathophysiology
    9. HS 350 Research in Health Science or an equivalent research course

RN to BSN

  1. Admission to the university. (Admission to Spalding University does not guarantee you admission to the nursing program. You must apply to the School of Nursing.)
  2. An active, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse

MSN

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Nursing degree from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
  3. A $30 non-refundable application fee
  4. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study
  5. An unencumbered RN license
  6. Two letters of recommendation (written by a current or previous employer)
  7. A two-page essay detailing applicant’s professional goals and how graduate study will support these goals

DNP

  1. A master’s degree in nursing or equivalent (i.e. Master of Public Health) from an accredited program.
  2. A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  3. A current unencumbered RN license or privilege to practice in the state where practicum hours will be earned.
  4. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  5. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study must be provided.
  6. Three letters of reference, one of which is preferably from faculty in applicant’s previous program of graduate study.
  7. Documentation of clinical hours accrued during attainment of MSN (or equivalent) degree (see the Post-Baccalaureate Verification of Clinical Hours Form).
  8. Submission of an essay delineating understanding of the DNP role with a brief description of a proposed idea for an advanced practice nursing quality improvement project (500 word limit).
  9. A telephone or personal interview is not required, but may be requested.

DNP Admission Materials

TEAS Exam

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process for the School of Nursing. Please check with the School of Nursing to see if the TEAS exam is required for admission to your program. 

View available testing dates and register for the TEAS exam here