All students interested in the nursing major must apply through the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Office. Declare the appropriate nursing major on your application.
Apply to Undergraduate Admissions if you are interested in:
You will be given instructions by your university adviser on how to apply for the nursing major once all prerequisites are completed and required GPA is met. Nursing is a competitive entry major.
Apply to Graduate Admissions if you already hold a BSN and are interested in:
Foreign nurses must have their previous training evaluated through CGFNS International (formerly the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) in order to identify their US licensure status. They must hold a valid Ohio nursing license prior to beginning the nursing major.
Students are admitted to the university in various categories. While it is possible for all students admitted to The University of Akron to ultimately achieve the BSN, MSN or Ph.D., admit status may effect the length of time it will take you to earn the degree.
Academically talented students are admitted directly into their college of choice. Students admitted this way stand the best chance of completing the BSN in 4 years. They are referred to as "prenursing students" in the School of Nursing.
ALL students holding a nursing license (RN or LPN) are directly admitted to the School of Nursing. No GPA or credit hour requirements.
This group is comprised of students whose credentials are above the standards for provisional admission but below the standards for direct admission. These students are admitted to University College as intended nursing majors.
Entering freshmen who are identified as being academically underprepared will be admitted to Summit College under provisional admission status.
General Admit students meet the following criteria:
Several admission categories are used for students applying for graduate level programs at The University of Akron. Each is explained in detail on the Graduate School web page. The admission category may effect the length of time needed to complete the degree.
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