RN–BSN Application and Admission Criteria
Online applications are accepted year round for admission to the RN–BSN program in the fall.
- The application deadline is April 30
Applying to Dominican University
- Complete the student online admission application.
- Students must be fully admitted to the University prior to the start of the semester for which you are applying.
- Request that official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended be sent to the Office of Admission.
- Submit a copy of your associate degree in nursing: Regardless of the program, it must be from an accredited institution to qualify for an online nursing degree
- Submit a copy of your current license as a registered nurse: All registered nurses must hold a current, unencumbered nursing license within the state they work.
- Proof of work: Applicants must submit a verification of work from their past/current employer(s).
- Background check: Because graduates of online programs care for patients and handle sensitive documents and data, you are required to pass a background check and drug screening prior to admission.
General admission requirements
- A minimum of 2.75/4.00 cumulative GPA from all colleges and universities attended.
- A current, unencumbered RN license.
- 83 designated semester credit hours documented by college transcripts are earned in courses with a grade of C- or higher.
- Two letters of recommendation: one from a supervisor and one from a clinical instructor. New graduates can have two letters from nursing instructors.
- Completion of all prerequisite coursework prior to enrolling in Dominican University’s nurse cohort courses and/or an approved academic plan finalized with the RN to BSN Director.
- Personal statement that addresses “Why I want to complete my BSN even though I am an RN.”
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I (or equivalent)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II (or equivalent)
- Elementary Statistics (or equivalent)
- General Microbiology (or equivalent)
- 9 credit hours: Communication (composition and speech)
- 9 credit hours: Social and Behavioral Sciences (psychology, sociology and lifespan development)
- 9 credit hours: Humanities and Fine Arts (at least one of each)
- 6 credit hours: Natural Sciences (chemistry and biology)