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MINIMUM Recommended Score on each section is 70%

Students who score below 70% in any section of the HESI A2 exam should remediate low-scoring sections and retake the entire HESI exam before applying to the Pre-Licensure BSN Program.

Retake HESI to Improve Scores

Students may now retake the entire HESI exam to improve their scores. There is no limit on testing attempts for the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 application cycles. We highly recommend testing remediation prior to retaking the exam.

Online Application Process

Applications to the nursing program are accepted only through the online application system. Instructions for each component are provided within the online application.

Personal Demographics & Grades
Recorded Video Interview

Link to recorded video interview lasting less than 5 minutes answering two questions:

  • What qualifies you for a position in DSU’s Nursing Program?
  • What will you contribute to the nursing profession?
  • File upload instructions included in online application
Pre-Admission Test Results
  • HESI A2 Exam
    • Instructions before Testing
    • No substitutions (TEAS, Kaplan, etc do not substitute)
    • Results valid for one year
    • No limit on testing retakes per application cycle
      • Beginning Fall 2019 Admission: Minimum HESI Score for each section is 75%
      • Wait 30-45 days in between testing sessions, if possible
      • We highly recommend testing remediation on any section with a score under 80%
    • Appointment Required. Contact DSU Testing to schedule
Application Fee

Pay Application Fee at

  • Click on “All Other Payments
  • Select “Pre-Licensure Nursing Application Fee
  • Screenshot receipt and include with application
Application Completion, Review & Notification
  • Students are responsible for the completion of their application file. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Applications are carefully reviewed by the Admissions Committee on the basis of academic qualifications, personal attributes, and potential to succeed in the program. The Nursing Department adheres to Dixie State University’s policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in admission decisions.
  • Acceptance status is sent via Dmail approximately 15 business days after the application due date.
  • Final acceptance of each candidate is contingent on the successful completion of the required prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Final admission is still contingent upon successful completion of all program requirements.
  • Students who are denied admission are responsible for submitting a new application each admission cycle and are reviewed as a member of the current applicant pool.


Application Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2018 admission are now closed

Spring 2019 admission – Applications open August 3 2018, due September 10th, 2018 by 5:00pm

Fall 2019 admission – Applications open March 2019, due May 8, 2019 by 5:00pm

Spring Admission Timeline
  • June – August
  • September 10th
    • Applications due by 5pm
  • September 25th
    • Dmail notifications sent to applicants by today
    • No phone calls will be taken from students checking on admission status
  • October 15th
    • Due: Signed Acceptance Agreement by 5pm
  • November 20th
    • Due: All health requirements, flu vaccination (completed after Aug 31st) & CNA certification
  • January 5th
    • Due: Grades for all prerequisite courses not submitted with application
Fall Admission Timeline
  • March – April
    • Pre-Admission Exam is open Monday through Friday from March 1st through April 30th
  • May 10th
    • Applications due by 5pm
  • May 25th
    • Dmail notifications sent to applicants by today
    • No phone calls will be taken from students checking on admission status
  • June 15th
    • Due: Signed Acceptance Agreement by 5pm
  • July 25th
    • Due: All health requirements (seasonal flu vaccine due after start of the 1st semester) & CNA certification
  • August 15th
    • Due: Grades for all prerequisite courses not submitted with application
  • October 1st
    • Due: Seasonal Flu Vaccination (completed after August 1st)