University of Southern Indiana

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission

An admission into the nursing program requires a nursing application process separate from the admission application to the university. Admission to the nursing program is competitive and limited by the availability of instructional resources and clinical learning sites. The number of students admitted to the nursing program each year is dependent upon learning resources.

There are three methods of admission to the program: Direct Admission, Conditional Direct Admission and Standard Admission.

Direct Admission

Direct admission applies only to students who are first-time degree seeking students and who are applying within the first calendar year of high school graduation.  Application for direct admission must be received by July 1.  For example, if you graduated from high school May or June 2016, you have until July 1, 2017 to apply for direct admission with nursing classes beginning spring semester 2018.  If you graduate from high school May or June 2017, you have until July 1, 2018 to apply for direct admission with nursing classes beginning spring semester 2019.

To qualify for direct admission, students must have both:

  • a senior year (fall or spring) cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale;
  • a minimum ACT of 26 or a SAT after March 2016 with a combined score of 1260 (reading and math, with minimum 580 in each area).

Conditional Direct Admission

Conditional direct admission applies only to students who are first-time degree seeking students and who are applying within the first calendar year of high school graduation.  Application for conditional direct admission must be received by July 1.  For example, if you graduated from high school May or June 2016, you have until July 1, 2017 to apply for conditional direct admission with nursing classes beginning spring semester 2018.  If you graduate from high school May or June 2017, you have until July 1, 2018 to apply for conditional direct admission with nursing classes beginning spring semester 2019.

To qualify for conditional direct admission students must have:

  • a senior year (fall or spring) cumulative high school GPA of 3.4 - 3.49 on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT of 26 or a SAT after March 2016 with a combined score of 1260 (evidence-based reading and math, with minimum 580 in each area).

OR

  • a senior year (fall or spring) cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT of 25 or a SAT after March 2016 with a combined score of 1220 (evidence-based reading and math, with minimum 560 in each area).

Standard Admission to the undergraduate nursing program may occur after completion of 31 hours of required university courses.  The deadline to apply to the nursing program is AUGUST 1 every fall after completion of the first 31 credit hours in the nursing curriculum. 

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