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INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO ALL NURSING PROGRAMS

Individuals expressing interest in studying nursing at National University will be provided with objective counseling regarding all of the options available to them through the Department of Nursing. Enrollment in the University does not automatically include admission to a nursing program.

Admission Requirements Students seeking to study nursing at National University must:

1. Meet all requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree program at the University as outlined in the University Catalog.

  • 2.

    Have obtained a 2.75 cumulative GPA from all regionally accredited institutions attended.

  • 3.

    Submit a separate application for admission into a specific nursing program (see below)

*Note: Meeting the minimum requirements, as listed above, does not guarantee admission into a nursing program.

Admission Process Admission into the nursing programs at National University is a two-step process: 1) Application to the University; and 2) Application to the respective nursing program.

Prospective students should follow the University application requirements listed in the “General Admission Procedures” section of this catalog.

In addition, prospective nursing students will complete a separate application for admission to a specific nursing program. These applications, with supporting documents, should be sent to the Department of Nursing, to the campus at which you would enroll; San Diego, Fresno, Henderson, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks (RN to BSN only). These addresses are found on the Nursing application, online, and on the back of the University Catalog. Students taking their preparation courses at National University are held to the same standard as those who transfer preparation courses in from other schools.

A prospective student should first meet with an Admissions Advisor. The Advisors are located at each of the University campus offices. The prospective student will arrange to have transcripts from all other Colleges and Universities sent to National University. These courses will be evaluated for equality to National University Department of Nursing required prerequisite courses.

All prospective students must attend a Pre-Nursing Program Information Forum which will describe the process for applying to and acceptance into the Nursing Program. The specifics described are: number of Nursing courses, sequence of courses, requirements for progression in the Program. Prospective Students must attend a Forum before submitting the application packet. These Forums will be offered monthly (schedules are available online or by emailing nursing@nu.edu).

A Calculation Worksheet will be used to evaluate each prospective student’s application packet by the Admissions Committee of the Department of Nursing. The prospective student will be ranked in comparison to the other applicants for that application cycle. The scoring will be based on:

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