Saint Louis University

Admission Requirements



Admission Requirements
for Students with a Non-Nursing Baccalaureate or Higher Degree

  • Non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degree.  
    • To be considered for admission, applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree at a *regionally-accredited U.S. college or university or an international equivalent.)
    • All international coursework must be evaluated by an approved evaluation agency (WES or ECE).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Prerequisite college-level course requirements, which must be completed prior to admission with a grade of "C" or higher from a *regionally accredited university, college or community college. (Prerequisite courses do not need to be completed prior to submitting the application, but must be completed prior to beginning the program.  Please contact Scott Ragsdale at sragsda2@slu.edu or 314-977-8995 for an unofficial transcript review.):
    • **Chemistry (3 hours)
    • **Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 hours)
    • **Microbiology (3 hours)
    • Inferential and Descriptive Statistics (3 hours)
    • Theology or Religion (3 hours)
    • Ethics (3 hours)
    • Human Growth and Development - Lifespan (3 hours)
    • Social Behavioral Science (3 hours)  
  • Two letters of reference from individuals that attest to your character and ability to complete a course of intensive study.
  • A personal statement that describes your views of nursing as a profession and the qualities you possess that will ensure your success in professional nursing. 
  • Due to the accelerated pace of the ABSN program, it is strongly recommended that students do not work while attending school.
*The six regional accrediting bodies are:
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE)
  • New England Association of Colleges and Schools (NEASC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (formerly known as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

**Laboratory components are not required for science courses. Transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis; however, it is recommended that all sciences be completed within 10 years of enrollment.

***Per section 335.066 RSMo of the Missouri Nursing Practice Act: Completion of the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Non-Degreed Students

  • This option is only available to current Saint Louis University undergraduate students.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Please contact Scott Ragsdale at 314-977-8995 for the Jr. Entry application process.
  • At least 77 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited university, college or community college (a maximum of 64 credit hours can be transferred from a community college.) The 77 credit hours must include all courses necessary to meet the following Saint Louis University School of Nursing requirements.  A minimum of 126 semester hours are required to graduate from the ABSN program. 
  • Prerequisite courses do not need to be completed prior to submitting the application, but must be completed prior to beginning the program.
    • Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research  (3 hours)
    • Literature  (3 hours)
    • History  (3 hours)
    • Fine Arts  (3 hours)
    • Philosophy and Theology  (9 hours, Students must complete 6 hours of Theology and 3 hours of Philosophy.)
    • General Psychology  (3 hours)
    • Introduction to Sociology  (3 hours)
    • **Chemistry  (3 hours)
    • **Human Anatomy & Physiology  (6 - 8 hours)
    • **Microbiology  (3 hours)
    • Inferential and Descriptive Statistics  (3 hours)
    • Health Care Ethics  (3 hours)
    • Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan  (3 hours)
  • Two letters of reference from individuals that attest to your character and ability to complete a course of intensive study.
  • A personal statement that describes your views of nursing as a profession and the qualities you possess that will ensure your success in professional nursing.

**Laboratory components are not required for science courses. Transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis; however, it is recommended that all sciences be completed within 10 years of enrollment.

***Per section 335.066 RSMo of the Missouri Nursing Practice Act: Completion of the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.

 
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