Applicants1 are considered for admission when they meet General Studies admission requirements (see General Studies admission in the Admission Information section) and:
Submit the Generic BS Nursing Application once admitted to the University. The application can be accessed at http://my.adu.edu.
Have a minimum 3.00 GPA in prerequisite and cognate courses. A grade of C or better is required for all cognate and prerequisite courses. (GPA Calculator)
May repeat only two (2) cognates, one time each, to be eligible for admission into nursing courses, including transfer credits. Must have a grade of C or better for required courses.
Achieve TEAS V scores equivalent to national average for BSN level programs (Reading = 72.7%; Math = 74.4%; Composite = 68.7%). ALL FOUR SECTIONS OF THE TEAS MUST BE TAKEN.
Submit two recommendations on ADU Recommendation Forms. If an applicant to an undergraduate program has completed at least one trimester at Adventist University of Health Sciences before being admitted to a program, one of the two recommendations must come from any Adventist University faculty member, adjunct professor, tutoring coordinator, chaplain, or academic coach/advisor. Special recommendation forms for this requirement are available in the Office of Enrollment Services.
One- to two-page typed essay (reasons for becoming a nurse, and for selecting a faith-based institution). Include volunteer or healthcare service.
Mandatory Pre-Nursing Information Sessions
ALL students interested in the Adventist University Nursing Program must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to the trimester in which they are planning on enrolling. Information sessions are the most accurate resource to have questions answered, and are scheduled approximately once a month during the regular school year. Please call the Nursing Information Line at 407-303-7893 to register for a session. Applicants who have not attended one of these sessions will not be accepted into the program.
Admission into all professional programs is competitive. Each program has a maximum number of students that can be admitted annually. Students meeting the admission requirements for a given program qualify to be considered for admission to that program. However, due to the competitive nature of each program's admission process, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students may be given preferential consideration for admission to degree and certificate programs when they have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at Adventist University.
Each applicant accepted to an on-campus professional program is expected to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 to reserve his or her place in the program. The applicant’s acceptance letter will contain a deposit amount and a deadline indicating when the deposit must be received by the University. Once the student enrolls in the program, this deposit will be applied toward the student’s account. Students who have paid the deposit, but decide not to enroll in the program, will forfeit the deposit. If that student is admitted to the same program at a later date, he or she will be required to pay the full deposit amount again. If an applicant is admitted to a program with prerequisites in progress and becomes ineligible for admission due to his or her grades, a full refund will be provided. A professional program deposit is not transferable to another department. Distance Education students are not required to pay a program deposit.
1Applicants who wish to transfer from another Associate degree nursing program will be evaluated individually, according to the Nursing Student Transfer Policy.