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Nursing, BSN Requirements

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Traditional Pre-licensure Clinical Nursing Program

To be granted direct admission in the Traditional Pre-licensure Clinical Nursing Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • First time freshman, and
  • 3.30 GPA in ASU competency courses OR graduated in top 25% of high school class, and
  • 24 ACT OR 1170 SAT (if taken March 2016 or later) OR 1100 SAT (if taken prior to March 2016; includes math and critical reading sections only)

Students who do not meet the above requirements will be admitted to our Community Health major. Community Health students will complete coursework that mirrors the nursing prerequisites, and may compete for vacant seats in the nursing program that have not been filled by direct admission students. There is no guarantee that there will be vacant seats. The minimum eligibility requirements to be considered through the Competitive Application Process are as follows:

  • Students must be admitted to ASU
  • Good academic standing
  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in Critical Courses/Prerequisite Courses
  • Achieve a minimum of 3.25 in Select GPA*
  • Achieve a minimum TEAS score of 58.7% or higher (must be taken at ASU)
  • Submission of additional non-academic materials (e.g., immunizations, fingerprint clearance, CPR certification, etc.)

*The select GPA is calculated from the grades for 13 of the 17 critical tracking courses, even if more than 13 courses have been completed. When more than 13 of the courses have been completed, the student has the choice of which courses to count toward their select GPA, with a few exceptions. Courses that must be included are ENG 101, ENG 102, and at least three (3) of the four (4) lab science courses (BIO 201, BIO 202, CHM 101, MIC 205/206).


Eligibility for placement in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Program is based on a Select GPA of a 3.50 or higher and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score of a 58.7% or higher. Eligibility requirements, criteria for placement and measurements are subject to change. Selection for the program is based on clinical space availability. More students may request placement than clinical space will allow. Placement is not guaranteed.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing conferred by September 1st.
  • Must be admitted to ASU as a pre-nursing major by September 1st for the spring semester to which the student is applying.
  • Have eight of the ten prerequisites completed, to include all four lab sciences (BIO 201, BIO 202, CHM 101, MIC 205/206), by September 1st. Science courses must have been taken within 7 years of the semester in which the program will start. Completion of remaining two or fewer prerequisites must be completed and on record with the Registrar’s Office by December 31st.
  • A minimum prerequisite GPA of a 3.5 is required by December 31st.
  • Grades of “C” (2.00) or better must be earned in each course and a minimum 3.50 Select GPA based on 8/10 prerequisite courses is required by September 1st. The Select GPA will be calculated using 8/10 prerequisite courses completed by September 1th (Select GPA must include at least 3 of the 4 lab sciences).
  • Completion of health and immunization materials; an unrestricted valid Level One fingerprint clearance card; and, Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers CPR Certification by September 1st.
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with a minimum score of a 58.7%. The TEAS must be taken at ASU, and be less than one year old by September 1st.
  • Completed application packet by September 1st. Application packets may only be obtained by meeting with a nursing academic advisor.
  • Completion of ASU General Studies requirements by December 31st.

Concurrent Enrollment Program

ASU prerequisite requirements
BIO 201, BIO 202, CHM 101, PGS 101 or CDE 232, MIC 205/206, ENG 101 and 102, and the math requirement (MAT 117, 142, or higher). Students must have a 3.00 or higher GPA in these courses to be eligible for consideration.

Steps to enroll

  • Student must seek advisement about course requirements for their community college nursing program and ASU.
  • If required by the community college, student must attend a CEP Information Session at their community college.
  • Student must apply to and be accepted into the nursing program at the community college.
  • Once accepted into the nursing program, student will be contacted with next steps to apply to ASU. 

RN to BSN Program