Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by January 10. However, applications will continue to be accepted beyond this date until all spaces are filled.
- Guaranteed seat in the traditional BSN program upon successful completion of the outlined ongoing requirements (see below)
- No application to the traditional BSN program required (typically completed the student’s sophomore year)
- Early involvement in School of Nursing events (including Sigma Theta Tau meetings, nursing socials, CHS Research Day Extravaganza, etc.)
- Early membership to the Lenoir-Rhyne Association of Nursing Students
- Eligible for Nursing Program Honors
- Opportunity to study abroad
- Participation in service learning opportunities through the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries (CCM)
- Personalized advising by a member of the nursing faculty
- Employment assistance such as mock interviews, résumé assistance, and hosting hospital human resource representatives
- Successful graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse (RN)
- Successfully completing the program will give students the education needed to apply for graduate programs and receive the Alumni Advantage Discount (note that some graduate programs will also require experience before being eligible to apply)
- Submitted an ATI TEAS score at or above the Proficient Level of 65 by March 1 of their sophomore year.
- Submitted or have on file with the School of Nursing a satisfactory Health Form.
- Submitted evidence of Training and Registration as Nurse Aide I in North Carolina or another state.
- Completed or be able to complete a minimum of 60 semester hours in the pre-nursing curriculum before the junior fall.
- Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 by the end of sophomore fall semester prior to entering NUR 231 and/or NUR 235.
- Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 by the beginning of the Junior fall nursing courses.
- Earned a minimum Nursing GPA of 2.9 by the beginning of the Junior fall nursing courses. Nursing GPA includes: BIO 220, 281, 282; CHE 101 or 103; HES 288; MAT 115 or 215; NUR 231, 235; PSY 100, 320; SOC 100; NAT 388).
- Repeated no more than one “lab science” course. (These courses include: BIO 220, 281, 282, CHE 101 or 103).
- Earned a C- or better in the following: BIO 220, 281, 282 and CHE 101 or 103.
- Completed or be enrolled in NUR 231 and NUR 235.
Admission to the School of Nursing is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check & drug screen completed in August and submission of immunization documentation.