Admission Requirements

Applications for admission will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Students must have certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) prior to starting the Associate of Science in Nursing (A.D.N.) program. If you are interested in applying for admission to the A.D.N. program, you should have the following educational credentials:

First-Time University Enrollment

  • A diploma from an accredited high school or a high school equivalency diploma (such as the GED).
  • Rank in the top 50% of your high school graduating class.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or a total score of 250 on the GED.
  • An ACT score of 20 or above or a cumulative SAT score of 940.
  • Take the NLN Pre-Admission Exam for Registered Nurses (NLN PAX RN) and achieve benchmark scores.

Transfer Enrollment

Applicants educated outside of the U.S. must follow academic admission procedures relating to English ability and credential evaluation described on the International Admissions webpage.

If you have questions regarding the nursing programs, please contact Nursing Admissions at (414) 410-4054, toll-free (800) 347-8822, ext. 4054, or