Nursing Direct Entry
- Applicant must be admitted to the University of Jamestown before application to nursing program will be accepted.
- Minimum High School GPA 3.4 on 4.0 scale
- Preferred ACT Composite score of 25 or SAT score of 1200
- High School biology and chemistry strongly recommended
Admission to the nursing program will be made once each year for incoming University of Jamestown freshmen. Application deadline is February 1, for fall enrollment.
Progression in the Nursing Major
All freshmen accepted to the nursing program will be required to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 prior to the beginning of nursing coursework. Failure to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 will make the student ineligible to enter the nursing program in the second semester of their sophomore year, even though they were admitted as freshman. The student may reapply to the program when all admission criteria are met. Freshman students enrolled in the nursing program need to pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C- or higher. A student earning a grade lower than a C- in two or more prerequisite courses will be deemed ineligible for progression in the nursing program.
All nursing prerequisites or their equivalents must be completed prior to beginning clinical coursework: Psych 203, Nrsg 205, Biol 208 and lab, Biol 216 and lab, Soc 101 or Soc 233. Biol 209 and lab may be taken before or concurrently with sophomore nursing courses. Students who have received a grade lower than a C- in one prerequisite may repeat that course and still be eligible to apply for the nursing program.
Freshman students accepted into the nursing program are expected to work very closely with their academic advisor to help ensure necessary coursework is completed on time.
The University of Jamestown reserves the right to rescind an admissions decision due to various circumstances deemed appropriate by the University; including, but not limited to personal behavior and social conduct that may poorly reflect the University of Jamestown values.