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Admission Requirements to Prelicensure Nursing Program

Admission Requirements for High School Seniors*

High school seniors seeking admission to Felician University’s Prelicensure Nursing Program must meet the following requirements upon applying to the program:
  • A completed application to the University.
  • Proof of high school graduation, official transcripts, GED/IGCSE or copy of High School diploma. 
  • 2.75 or higher GPA required.
  • 900 or higher on the SAT (critical reading and math).
  • 980 (new SAT)
  • A grade of C+ or higher in high school laboratory biology and chemistry.
  • A grade of C+ in two years of university preparatory mathematics, including at least one year of algebra.
  • The completion of developmental course work may increase the length of your course of study.

Please note: If you do not meet the admissions requirements you may consider the Preparing for a Career in Nursing Program, which provides additional support and coursework for recent high school graduates with no prior university experience needing to strengthen their academic abilities to meet the eligibility requirements for admission to the Felician University nursing program. The prescribed coursework includes educational remediation and developmental work.

Admission Requirements for External Transfer Students*

  • A completed application to the University.
  • Official copies of transcripts.
  • C+ (77) or higher in high school or university level laboratory chemistry. 
  • C+ (77) or higher in two years of university preparatory math or a university level math course, including at least one year of algebra.
  • Completion of at least 24 university credits, which must include the following pre-requisite courses (with a B- or better and a 3.0 or higher GPA):
    • English I and II 
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
    • Statistics
  • Students who have taken the required science courses more than seven years prior to beginning the junior year clinical nursing sequence are required to either pass a challenge examination in order to receive university credit or retake the course/s and achieve a grade of B- or higher.
  • No non-nursing course with a grade less than a C will be accepted for transfer credit.
  • An evaluation regarding the transferability of credits in nursing courses is done on a case-by-case basis. The official transcript must be on file with the Admissions Office or the Registrar. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the Associate Dean of the program a copy of the course syllabus. A grade of B- or higher is required in the course in which transfer credit is being requested. The Associate Dean shall make the final decision regarding the awarding of transfer nursing credits.

Nursing Program Admission Requirements for Internal Transfer Students*

Admission is competitive based on your academic profile and number of available seats. Admission to the nursing program for internal transfer students will occur once a year. Students applying for admission as an internal transfer student must submit their request (fill out a change of major form) by May 15th.
  • A completed application to the university.
  • Official copies of transcripts.
  • C+ (77) or higher in high school or university level laboratory chemistry. 
  • C+ (77) or higher in two years of university preparatory math, including at least one year of algebra or a university level math course.
  • Completion of at least 30 university credits which must include the following pre-requisite courses (with a B- or better and a 3.0 or higher GPA):
  • English I and II
  • Life Span Development
  • Statistics
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Global Consciousness Elective or Faith and Reason Elective
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking Elective
  • Students who have taken the required science courses more than seven years prior to beginning the junior year clinical nursing sequence are required to either pass a challenge examination in order to receive university credit or retake the course/s and achieve a grade of B- or higher.
  • No non-nursing course with a grade less than a C will be accepted for transfer credit.
  • An evaluation regarding the transferability of credits in nursing courses is done on a case-by-case basis. The official transcript must be on file with the Admissions Office or the Registrar.  It is the responsibility of the student to provide the Associate Dean of the program a copy of the course syllabus. A grade of B- or higher is required in the course in which transfer credit is being requested. The Associate Dean shall make the final decision regarding the awarding of transfer nursing credits.  

* Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Pre-requisites for Entrance to Junior-Year Clinical Nursing Sequence

  • Prior to enrolling in courses in the Junior Year's Clinical Nursing Sequence, students must first satisfy the following requirements:
  • Satisfactory completion of 61 credits of required preclinical coursework as identified by the program in the University catalog with a cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • A grade of C+ or higher in all nursing and science courses.
    • A grade of C or higher in all other courses.
    • Proof of CPR (either American Heart Association or Red Cross Health Care Provider), Liability Insurance, and Health Clearance on file with the Clinical Compliance Coordinator.
    • Adherence to a criminal history background check as required by a clinical agency. The Agency reserves the right to exclude a student from their site. Such exclusion shall result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program.