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Admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) occurs once a year in the Fall semester. Admission is highly competitive with limited seats. Please review the BSN Application and Admission Criteria prior to applying.

The following courses—which are required for the BSN degree—must be successfully completed for full admission consideration into the BSN program. A minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA is required in all courses, along with grades of B- or higher (unless otherwise indicated) in the nursing specific prerequisite courses below. All but three (3) of the nursing specific prerequisite courses must be complete at the time of application.

General Education/
DU Core
(28 sem hrs)
Course Name
DU Course #
  English Composition II ENGL 102
  College Algebra MATH 130
  Introduction to Psychology PSYC 101
  Computer Information Systems CIS 120
  Foreign Language II (Intermediate Level II) LANG 102
  One course: Multicultural, History, Literature, Philosophy or Theology* TBD
  One course: Multicultural, History, Literature, Philosophy or Theology* TBD
  One course: Multicultural, History, Literature, Philosophy or Theology* TBD
  One course: Multicultural, History, Literature, Philosophy or Theology* TBD
     
Nursing Specific Prerequisites
(27 sem hrs)
Course Name
DU Course #
  Human Anatomy & Physiology I (minimum grade B-) BIOL 152
  Human Anatomy & Physiology II (minimum grade B-) BIOL 252
  Microbiology (minimum grade C) BIOL 160
  General Chemistry I or Basic Chemistry (minimum grade C) CHEM 120 or CHEM 101
 

Mathematical Concepts in Clinical Science or Statistics (minimum grade C)

MATH 175 or MATH 211
  Life Span Developmental Psychology (minimum grade C) PSYC 212
  Nutrition (minimum grade C) NUTR 250
  Pathophysiology**(minimum grade B-) CHS 260

See the Dominican University Bulletin for course descriptions or Transfer Guides for transfer equivalents.

*Only one course in each category is required. Do not repeat courses in the same category.

**Students selected for admission into the BSN program who have not/will not complete a Pathophysiology course prior to transfer will be required to take CHS 260 during the summer prior to fall admission at Dominican. A grade of C or higher must be earned in CHS 260 for the student to progress in the BSN program.

Notes
  • Chemistry and biology science courses must be completed within five years of the application deadline to the nursing program. Students must retake science courses after five years of this date.
  • If an outdated science course has a CLEP exam available, a student may sit for the exam, but must earn a numerical value equivalent to the required prerequisite grade of B- or higher.
  • CLEP results must be submitted to the executive director of BSN program by the application deadline of March 15, 2023.
  • Audited courses are not accepted.
  • The Elizabeth T. MacNeil School of Nursing will transfer up to 12 semester hours for completed courses from another nursing program in either Nursing Fundamentals, Health Assessment, or Pharmacology. Transfer courses (including CLEP) are not accepted in other nursing subject.