University of Akron Bachelor of Nursing degree program.

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF NURSING

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

Admission BSN requirements

University of Akron students who have completed prerequisite coursework apply for the BSN degree through their academic adviser during a specified period of spring semester to be considered for fall admission into the nursing major.

BSN degree-seeking students must meet the minimum criteria below. Students are separated into categories for admission consideration. 

  • 2.75 Prerequisite GPA. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of spring semester.
  • 2.75 Prerequisite Science GPA (Intro to Gen., Organic, & Biochem I and II lecture/lab and Anatomy & Physiology I and II lecture/lab). Ranking in each admission category will be by science GPA.

No grade less than a "C" in any prerequisite course (grades of "C-" must be repeated; refer to the repeat policy).

Important: Completion of all admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the nursing major. Entry is competitive.

BSN Program brochure


Admission consideration categories

  • Priority admission: Prenursing students who were admitted or transferred to the school before the first day of spring semester, are prioritized by science GPA. (Army ROTC scholarship holders are guaranteed placement in the major.) 
  • Full admission: All College of Health Professions pre-nursing students (as of the first day of spring semester) and intended nursing majors still in Academic Advising are prioritized by science GPA.

Repeat policy

If College of Health Professions prenursing students or Advising Center intended-nursing major students do not successfully complete the science prerequisite courses the first time, they are allowed to repeat the course for a change of grade one time only. Students who take a science course for a third time to earn a grade of "C", will no longer be eligible for the nursing major until the first science course is five years old.

A faculty member leads nursing students in a lab at The University of Akron

Change of BSN requirements

Without limiting the generality of its powers to alter, amend, or revoke rules and regulation, The University of Akron reserves the right to make changes in degree requirements of the student enrolled prior to the change by:

  • Altering the number of credits and/or courses required in a major field of study
  • Deleting courses
  • Amending courses by increasing decreasing the credits of specific courses
  • Offering substitute courses in the same or cognate fields.

More information about the nursing program is available in the Prenursing and Nursing Student Baccalaureate Handbook

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UA nursing student learning in hospital setting while earning a Bachelor's of Nursing degree at The University of Akron.

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