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:
Accepted direct admission students must maintain eligibility by earning a college GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale, by completing the first year prerequisite courses* prior to August 1 after their first year of college, and by completing all prerequisite second year courses according to the curriculum.
*First year courses prerequisite courses:
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I ENG 201 Rhetoric and Composition II
BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I MATH 114 Quantitative Reasoning
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II CHEM 141 Principles of Chemistry
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology HP 115 Medical Terminology
UNIV 101 First Year Experience
CMST 101 or CMST 107 CMST 101: Intro to Public Speaking or CSMT 107: Interpersonal Communications
KIN 192 Concepts in Health & Wellness
All Students must have a "C" or better in the below classes in order to be eligible for Nursing:
BIOL 121 BIOL 122 CMST 101 or 107 PSY 201
ENG 101 ENG 201 CHEM 141
NUTR 376 Principles and Applications in Nutrition
BIOL 272 Medical Microbiology
Social Science/Social Behavior Course
Science Eligibility rule: Any student who receives more than one 'D' or 'F' in any of the required science or nutrition courses prior to beginning the professional nursing courses is ineligible for the nursing program at USI.
Anatomy and physiology and chemistry course credit must be earned or equivalent competence demonstrated within five years of enrollment in clinical nursing courses.