Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.)

The Elms College baccalaureate nursing curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts and sciences core with a nursing curriculum that emphasizes nationally recognized standards and competencies for nurses and health professionals.

Elms Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are well educated through rigorous coursework, state-of-the- art simulation labs and through diverse clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully engage in professional nursing practice.

Elms nursing graduates become knowledgeable, innovative professional nurse leaders prepared to influence and drive healthcare change, make important contributions to patient safety and quality healthcare delivery.

Traditional pre-licensure baccalaureate program

  • GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • SAT score of 1000 ( minimum of 500 Math and 500 Reading/Writing)

The following college preparatory credentials:

  • English – 4 years
  • Mathematics – 4 years ( Algebra I, II and Geometry, Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Statisti cs) with a grade of B or higher
  • Natural Science – 4 years ( with a laboratory including Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology is also preferred ) with a grade of B or higher
  • History or Social Science – 3 years
  • Foreign Language – 2 years of the same language.


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Quick Info

  • Elms boasts award-winning BS athletes across all Division III sports
  • Clinical learning begins sophomore year
  • Student-led Undergraduate Nursing Council provides continuous feedback and student experience input
  • Specialized support and a dedicated nursing computer testing lab