Admission to the four-year Bachelor of Science program is competitive. Applicants must be graduates of an approved secondary school with a minimum of 16 academic units including four years of English, three to four years of history/social science, three to four years of college preparatory mathematics, Lab sciences Biology and Chemistry, and two years of foreign language. In addition, students must maintain a high school GPA of 85 or above. A High School Equivalency Diploma, with satisfactory scores, may also be accepted. Applicants must submit satisfactory scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board, a recommendation from a high school counselor and/or teacher, and a personal statement or essay. All regular admits (without previous experience) must meet the following criteria in order to be admitted to sophomore level nursing courses:
All transfer students and Pace University students wishing to change their major to nursing must meet the following criteria in order to be admitted to the nursing major: a minimum CQPA of 3.0, satisfactory scores on the standardized nursing entrance exam and successful completion of prerequisite courses needed to enroll in sophomore level nursing courses. Transfer applicants who have been academically successful in their nursing studies at another institution and wish to transfer to Pace LSN must provide letters of reference from a nursing faculty member and the dean/director of the schools they attended and these must be reviewed by the Department of Undergraduate Studies chairperson prior to acceptance of the student. Transfer applicants who have failed a nursing course at another institution will not be eligible for admission.
All new and transfer students and students changing their major to the RN4 track must adhere to the University Placement Examinations policy. Students who need remedial courses must take the remedial courses as either pre- or co-requisite with the first nursing course. All remedial work must be completed successfully before beginning the first clinical nursing course.
Admission to this degree program (for non-nurse college graduates) is through the Graduate Admission Office. Applicants must show satisfactory achievement in previous undergraduate work. Students must meet all entrance requirements of the Department of Graduate Studies (see College of Health Professions Graduate Catalog for admission requirements and course sequence). This degree program is an accelerated curriculum. Students must maintain a CQPA of 2.75 for progression in and graduation from the program. Following the completion of the baccalaureate (BS), students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses.
Admission to the this program is highly competitive.
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Admission to the RN to BS in Nursing Online Program is competitive. Minimum requirements include scholastic achievement as evidenced by prior academic performance, graduation from an associate degree or diploma nursing program – unless applying for provisional admission (as described below) and licensure (or near licensure).
Students who are completing their associates degree can enroll in the RN to BS in Nursing Online Program if they meet the following requirements.
Once the above requirements are satisfied, students may register for classes beyond the first semester. If students do not satisfy these requirements, they will not be permitted to register for future semesters at Pace University.
The Nursing Advisor will review each students eligibility for matriculation upon successful completion of their Associate degree and first term in the program as an pre-matriculated student.
Students will be required to submit their final undergraduate transcript showing degree completion, resumption of studies form, and change of major form to the Nursing Advisor.
Any RN to BS in Nursing Online Program applicant who previously took any course at Pace University, regardless of major, should file a resumption of studies form and a change of major form, not an application for admission. Forms should be filed with Christie Wisecarver at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee. Applicants will still need to provide their resume, references, and transcripts.
Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year college (or 68 from a two-year college) into the baccalaureate nursing program. At least one half of the nursing credits must be completed at Pace. Transfer credits may be awarded for approved courses taken at other universities in which a grade of C+ or better was earned or for successful completion of external examinations. The list of external examinations and equivalent courses may be obtained from the Office of Admission.