Nursing: Admissions

Program Requirements

We take great pride in the rigor of our curriculum and our students' thirst for success. Setting the bar high in our program admissions requirements helps maintain those standards. Program requirements are outlined below to begin the application process. Our students enjoy top-notch facilities, program curricula, and complete access to our faculty. Students who meet the admission requirements qualify for consideration to enter the Nursing program. Due to the competitive nature of the program's admission process, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students who have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at Adventist University may be given preferential consideration for program admission.

Prerequisites

1. Complete all listed prerequisites:

Cognate Prerequisites (Required GPA of 3.0 or higher)
CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry
BIOL 101 Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
BIOL 102 Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
BIOL 225 Principles of Microbiology (with lab)
PSYC 128 Developmental Psychology
MATH 103 Survey of Mathematics
ENGL 101 English Composition I

Non-cognate Prerequisites
ENGL 102 English Composition II
NUTR 122 Nutrition
SOCI 125 Introduction to Sociology
NURS 115 Introduction to Professional Nursing
RELP 103 Philosophy of Healthcare

2. Complete the NURS 115 Introduction to Professional Nursing course the trimester prior to your program entrance term.

Part 1: Apply to ADU

The first step is to apply for General Admission to the University. Please contact your Enrollment Specialist in order to verify the items you are missing to complete your file for General Admission. Before applying to the Nursing Program review the admissions requirements. Your application for General Admission will not be used as your application to the Nursing Program.

Part 2: Apply to the Nursing Program

Future applicants to the Adventist University Nursing Program must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to the trimester they plan to start learning with us. Sessions are scheduled once a month throughout the school year to give you the most accurate answers and resources for the program. Please call the Nursing Information Line at 407-303-7893 to register for a session; Program applicants who have not attended one of these sessions will not be admitted.

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  • Apply

    Submit the BS Nursing Program Application once admitted to the University, accessible through my.adu.edu.

  • Minimum GPA

    We require a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) in non-cognate prerequisite and cognate prerequisite courses

  • Repeated Cognates

    Applicants can repeat two (2) cognates, one time each, and remain eligible for admission into the Nursing Program, including transfer credits. Applicants must have a grade of C (2.00) or better for required courses.

  • TEAS Score

    Achieve ATI TEAS scores equivalent to national benchmark scores for BSN level programs. Minimum acceptable scores: Reading 69% and Composite 58.7%. All four sections of the ATI TEAS test must be taken in order for the Composite to be accurate.

    More information about the TEAS →

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