The selective admission process for Health Professionals (HP) to BSN students occurs once per year for the summer semester. Admission packets and deadlines are available from the Department of Nursing and College of Health Sciences Student Success Advisors or on the department website. SUU Department of Nursing admission is competitive and based on review of all application materials. Minimum requirements to apply for admission include the following:
- Completed admission application packet for Health Professionals to BSN option.
- Acceptance to SUU with all transcripts transferred to SUU (a $50.00 non-refundable application fee and official transcripts are required).
- Completion of ALL pre-requisites, including Core Course Requirements, Knowledge Area Requirements, and Required Support Courses.1
- Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all “Nursing Required Support Courses” with no course grade less than a “C” (2.0).
- Completed “Department of Nursing Advisement Sheet” signed by applicant and CoHS Student Success Advisor. Consult with CoHS Student Success Advisors prior to submitting your application.
- $40.00 non-refundable nursing application fee (checks made payable to “SUU Nursing”).
- A copy of license or certificate (if testing copy must be submitted to the Department of Nursing by the first Friday of September).
1Students who are finishing pre-requisite courses during the semester they apply to the Nursing Program should hand-deliver their grade report to the Department of Nursing the Friday of the week following finals week.
Letter of Intent Applications. Southwest or Dixie Technical College students just finishing their LPN program, please contact the Department of Nursing for the Letter of Application form to request your position in the Health Professional (HP) to BSN Nursing program upon completion of your LPN program. Proof of NCLEX-PN licensure is to be submitted to the SUU Department of Nursing by the first Friday of September of the year you start the program.
Please note that meeting the above requirements does not guarantee admission. From the applicants who meet minimum requirements, 20 of those who appear to be best qualified will be admitted.
We emphasize that in addition to grades and test scores, the Admissions and Advancement Committee uses other factors in their evaluation of who will be successful in nursing school. The goal of the Admissions and Advancement Committee is to select the most capable students. GPA and course grades are carefully scrutinized and are an important part of the application process. The application package assists us in evaluating these qualities. We expect applicants to be courteous, respectful, truthful, and professional at all times.
Applicants are notified of the committee decision by mail. All decisions by the Admissions and Advancement Committee are final and may not be appealed.
If the applicant pool exceeds the maximum number of positions available, several students will be considered as alternates for admission. If accepted applicants decline their acceptance or are not admitted for medical or other reasons, alternates will be notified of acceptance. The Department of Nursing does not keep a waiting list.
Applicants not accepted to the program are encouraged to reapply for admission the following year. Applications will not be used a second time; therefore, a new application must be submitted. Applications from individuals who have applied in the past are not given special consideration and are reviewed as a member of the current applicant pool. Applications from individuals granted alternate status are given consideration; however, they are reviewed as a member of the current applicant pool.
The Department of Nursing strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education , as they are prerequisites for required major courses and/or requirements for graduation. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree. These courses may or may not need to be taken before starting any major courses; consult a Student Success Advisor for details.
NOTE: Transfer students who have not completed the equivalent of SUU’s BIOL 1610 may have this course waived if they complete the equivalent of SUU’s BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology . Please be aware, however, that BIOL 2420 does not count as a Life Sciences General Education course and this category may still need to be fulfilled.