- Graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent.
- Attended an accredited college or university. Students who have completed less than 30 semester hours of coursework must provide acceptable ACT and high school transcripts for acceptance.
- Achieved at least a 3.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average in college coursework.
- Meet all the mental/physical/personal requirements listed in the Four-Year Track.
Students meeting the above criteria will file the traditional BSN application. If students are slightly below the requirements they are still encouraged to apply. Students who do not meet the nursing criteria, but meet the requirements for admission to AU will be placed on a waitlist (see Waitlist section) and evaluated initially on October 15 and then again in January of each school year and notified if they are conditionally accepted into the CONHS.
Transfer credit from science courses will only be applied toward the nursing program if a grade of C or better is achieved. Science courses with a grade of C- can be transferred and applied toward Ashland University's institutional degree requirements, but will not apply toward the nursing program.
Students Transferring from an Accredited Nursing Program:
Credit for nursing courses taken at a previous college or university will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Students may be required to demonstrate safe practice in medication administration and other skills to progress even if transfer credit is granted. Literature indicates that these standards are predictive of success on the NCLEX-RN®.