Admission Requirements

Nursing, Traditional BSN

The Traditional Four-Year program is designed for the student who has completed high school level education or has transfer credit. Students in this program complete Ashland University core coursework in the first two academic years and begin clinical nursing coursework in their junior year. 

Students who meet the criteria below will be directly admitted to AU and the CONHS for their freshman year.

Academic Requirements:

  1. Graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent.
  2. Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or GED with achievement at a minimum of the 55th percentile in each of the sub core areas).
  3. ACT composite of 20 or a combined SAT score of 950 (CR/M).

Other Requirements:

  1. Pass a FBI and BCI background check (done prior to entering clinical coursework).
  2. Meet the health status criteria for mental and physical health.
  3. Documentation of abilty to perform the essential functions for clinical course work.
  4. Complete record of required immunizations.

Requirement Information


Students who do not meet the nursing criteria, but meet the requirements for admission to AU will be admitted to AU. They will be in a pre-nursing list for the traditional nursing program and evaluated at the end of the year for potential admission into the nursing program. To be considered:

  • students must have achieved 2.5 GPA in non-nursing required course work (10 credit hours)
  • begin taking science and other courses that will apply toward their nursing degree
  • begin taking courses that will satisfy their AU institutaional degree requirements
  • meet with Academic Advising to discuss their coursework plan

CONHS Faculty Spotlight

Melessa Starnes Damoff, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
"Accent on the Individual" means to embrace the diversity of each student, assist each student to maximize their potential in the academic setting, recognize their...Read more