Eligibility & Prerequisites

Eligibility

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Eligibility

Application

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Requirements

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Program Requirements

Graduation

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Graduation

eligibility guidelines:

(Must be followed by students interested in the Pre-Licensure BSN Program)

Must have completed at least 45 semester hours of study at the university/college level to apply.

  • BIOL 1200 – Human Biology (preferred, Biol 1010 & Biol 1610 accepted)
  • BIOL 2320 – Human Anatomy 
  • BIOL 2420 – Human Physiology 
  • CHEM 1110 – Elem/ General/Organic Chemistry  (or higher)
  • MATH 1040 – Introduction to Statistics (no other GE math will be accepted)
  • FSHD 1500 or PSY 1100 – Human Development through the Lifespan
  • FSHD 1020 – Scientific Foundations of Nutrition
  • NURS 3900 or BIOL 4400 – Pathophysiology
  • ENGL 1010 & 2010 or 2010A – Introduction & Intermediate Writing
  • ESL Students:  Must complete a medical terminology course (HLOC 1000).

Must complete all ten (10) prerequisites prior to starting the nursing program. These classes can be in-progress at the time of your application.

  • Courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Courses with C- grades are not accepted.
  • We discourage students from repeating courses if they have earned a grade C or higher on their first attempt. 

Students needing elective credits should consider the following courses:

  • HLOC 1000 – Medical Terminology
  • HLOC 2000 – UHS Health Career Exploration
  • HLOC 3000R – UHS Returning Students
  • FSHD 3000 – Death  & Dying
  • FSHD 3120 – Aging: Adaptation
  • COMM 2110 – Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 3190 – Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3200– Community Health Communication
  • COMM 3230 – Health Communication
  • HLTH 2010 – Health & Disease
  • HLTH 2700 – Consumer Health Issues
  • HLTH 3010 – Population & Community Health
  • HLTH 3020 – US & World Health Systems
  • HLTH 3040 – Environmental Health
  • HLTH 3310 – Health Promotion
  • HLTH 4400 – Health Law & Ethics
  • NURS 1001 – FYE Nursing
  • SOC 1010 – Intro to Sociology
  • SOC 1020 – Social Problems
  • SOC 1200 – Sociology of the Family
  • SSC 1010 – Trailblazer Connections
  • SSC 1020 – Study Skills & College Success
  • PSY 1010 General Psychology
  • PSY 2800 – Human Sexuality
  • PSY 3440 – Child & Family Mental Health
  • PSY 3460-  Health Psychology
  • BIOL 2060/2065 – Microbiology
  • BIOL 3100 – Bioethics
  • CHEM 1120/1125 – Elem Organic Chemistry/Bio Chemistry + Lab

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher
Courses with C- grades are not accepted.
We discourage students from repeating courses if they have earned a grade C or higher on their first attempt.

  • If you are not a current Dixie State University student, apply to the DSU Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcripts to records@dixie.edu
  • Transfer Credits: To see how your institution’s courses may transfer to DSU, use the Transfer Guide or contact an advisor.

Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.

  • Certification
    • CNA: Must be currently certified or have proof of prior certification as a CNA
      • Proof is needed if accepted into the program and is due in July for Fall admission or October for Spring admission.
      • MA and/or EMT do not substitute.
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 GPA in all pre-requisite courses (Major GPA).
    • GPA on a scale of 4.0
    • There is no minimum overall GPA.

  • Completion (means grades are posted) of all general education requirements prior to applying to the nursing program.
  • The most competitive candidates will have all prerequisites done, some employment experience in a public or healthcare setting, and volunteer/community service.

Contact

Millie Olsen

Administrative Assistant

Email: nursing@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4810

Fax: 435-879-4829

Office: Taylor #302

Stacey Koller

Pre-Nursing Advisor: Freshman & Sophomore

Email: Stacey.Koller@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4305

Office: HCC #131

Alice Roach

Nursing Advisor: Junior & Senior

Email: alice.roach@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4813

Office: Taylor #372