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Interim Chairperson, Assistant Professor

Patricia Ricci-Allegra PhD
Henderson Hall 215F

Phone: (973) 290-4570

Title IV Compliance

Admission Requirements

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Applications for the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) does not guarantee admission into the nursing program. Applications to the nursing major are a competitive process and the meeting of minimal admission criteria (GPA 2.3) does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.

Students who are not accepted into the nursing program should speak with their advisor or the Chair of the nursing department regarding feasibility of reapplication or choosing another related major. If the student chooses to reapply to the nursing program, the student must submit a new application the following spring semester and must compete with the new applicant group.

Students apply to major in the pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program at the end of the spring semester of the freshman year. The requirements for admission to the four-year BSN program include:

  • Completed application for the nursing program;
  • A one-page personal statement of the student's motivation for becoming a nurse;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3;
  • A minimum grade average of C+ in the following: Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chem 115 or Organic or Biochem, only two graded attempts of a science is allowed within seven years. All biology and science courses must be seven years fresh.
  • A minimum grade of C+ in all prerequisite courses required for the nursing major;
  • ATI TEAS Scores within two years of application; Requirement – in a single attempt, you must complete Reading, Mathematics, Science and English and earn a minimum composite score of 70% or better.
  • Immunizations and other clinical requirements are not due with your application to the Nursing Program.
  • If accepted, criminal background, drug testing and immunizations and TB testing will be due by August 1.

Acceptance into the major is not complete until this information is reviewed as acceptable. Meeting the minimum admission criteria is not a guarantee of seat availability or acceptance into the SEU Nursing Program.

Note: nursing courses are highly challenging and may require many hours of study time for successful completion. It is highly recommended that students complete all science and general education courses prior to seeking enrollment in NURS201, especially if the student continues to work while attending nursing school.