This program is designed to enable veterans to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to function as professional nurses in a variety of health care settings. Throughout the curriculum the student will obtain competencies for professional nursing practice including critical thinking, decision making, communication, leadership, and high-tech procedures to respond to changing needs and environments in today’s health care settings.
1. 126 Semester Hours
Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours with a cumulative average of 80 in all nursing courses for success. Students who fail a nursing course, will have the opportunity to repeat the course only once.
2. General Education Requirement:
Freshman and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 in math/science courses.
All general education requirements must be complete prior to admission to the nursing program. If necessary, no more than two GEC courses can be taken after admission to the nursing program.
Some of the General Education courses are “waived” for the veteran nursing student based upon their military transcript evaluation.
Departmental requirements (must have a '80' or better):
4. Concentration Requirements (must have a cumulative average of '80' or better to progress
The veteran student may be able to test out of or validate skills for credit in the courses marked with asterisk (*), depending upon the military transcript and experience.
5. Additional Requirements
Demonstrate proficiency on selected clinical skills and proficiency in the clinical settings.
Students must complete all science required courses with a “C” or better prior to enrolling in nursing courses. The student must have a math/science cumulative GPA of 2.8.
Students must have a minimal GPA of a 2.0 to complete the Nursing program.
Students cannot progress to the next level course until all prior level courses are complete.