Admission Requirements

Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree

Admission to the 15-month Accelerated Nursing Program is extremely competitive and spaces are limited.  Prospective students are encouraged to begin the application process early.  Application review will occur as the application is completed and required documents are received.  Only applicants who complete the necessary application requirements listed below on or before the application deadline (March 1 for May entry) will be considered for admission. 

The requirements of admission have been established to ensure that prospective students have a strong science background necessary to be successful in the pre-licensure program and in the profession of nursing.


  1. Earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning course work.

  2. Had at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in college coursework.

  3. Completed the following prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of C in order for that credit to be applied toward the nursing program.  Science prerequisite coursework must have been completed within 10 years prior to the program start date.

    The following courses must be completed before the program start date:

    • Developmental Psychology or Lifespan Human Development
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II*
    • Microbiology*
    • Nutrition
    • General Chemistry I
      (must include organic/inorganic/biochemistry* components)
    • General Chemistry II
      (must include organic/inorganic/biochemistry* components)
    • Statistics

    *Minimum letter grade of C and a laboratory component required.

  4. Successfully completed a 15-minute phone interview with the Admission Committee.

  5. Meet all essential functions of clinical coursework listed Pre-licensure Nursing handbook for the Traditional Four-year Program.

  6. Upon meeting all acceptance requirements of the program the student must complete a federal and Ohio state criminal background check and a drug screening test. The results of these tests will determine final acceptance of the student.

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