Admission Requirements

The following are the requirements for admission to the Elms College Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing Program:

  • A completed associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. on a 4.0 scale. Students are selected on a competitive basis therefore the GPA required for an actual offer of admission may be higher depending on the applicant pool.
  • An essay which describes your reasons for changing your career to Nursing. The essay should include why you are an excellent candidate for the Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing program and how the program will facilitate your career goals.
  • Admission deadlines for the program
    •  A complete application package is due by March 16, 2015

Required prerequisite courses that must be completed with a minimum grade of C+ by May of the year of admission include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits includes lab)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits includes lab)
  • Microbiology (4 credits includes lab)
  • Chemistry ( 4 credits includes lab)
  • Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • English (6 credits)
  • Nutrition
  • College Core Courses* that may also be required :
    • Art (3 credits)
    • History (3 credits)

* for those applying with an Assoicate Degree fulfilling the College Care will require : Art (3 cr) ART/MUS and History (3cr) HIS

** Students are not eligible for admission to the Elms College Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program if they have been dismissed for academic or clinical reasons in another nursing program.