Nursing University. Admission to the nursing program will be made once each year for incoming University of Jamestown freshmen. The Application deadline is February 1st for fall enrollment. The criteria for Freshman Admission to the nursing program are as follows: 1. Applicant must be admitted to University of Jamestown before application to the nursing program will be accepted. 2.
Minimum high school GPA of 3.4 on 4.0 scale.
Preferred ACT score of 25 or SAT (R&M) score of 1200.
High school biology and chemistry strongly recommended.
Progression in the Nursing Major for Freshman Admits
All freshmen accepted to the nursing program will be required to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 prior to the beginning of the nursing coursework. Failure to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 will make the student ineligible to enter the nursing program in the second semester of their sophomore year, even though they were admitted as a freshman. The student may reapply to the program when all admission criteria are met. Freshman students enrolled in the nursing program need to pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C- or higher. A student earning a grade lower than a C- in two one more prerequisite courses will be deemed ineligible for progression in the nursing program. All nursing prerequisites or their equivalents must be completed prior to beginning clinical coursework: Psych 203, Nrsg 205, Biol 208 and lab, Biol 216 and lab, Soc 101 or Soc 223. Biol 209 and lab may be taken before or concurrently with sophomore nursing courses. Students who have received a grade below C- in one prerequisite may repeat that course and still be eligible to apply for the nursing program. Freshman students accepted into the nursing program are expected to work very closely with their academic advisor to help ensure necessary coursework is completed on time.
Each semester, prior to beginning any clinical experience, the following documentation must be on file before a student will be allowed to attend clinicals. 1.
Health Record Requirement: • Record of a current TB Test (completed through the Department of Nursing, if not obtained prior to admission). NOTE: Although the CDC requires a chest x-ray for a positive TB test, the student should follow her/his health care provider’s advice. • Record of MMRs (rubeola or rubella vaccination), OR Positive Titer, unless born before 1957. • Record of 2 Chicken Pox (Herpes Varicella/Zoster) Varicella/Zoster) Vaccinations, OR a Positive Titer. • Record of Tdap. • Record of annual influenza vaccine. • Record of 3 Hepatitis B Vaccinations OR a signed Release Form. • Record of Health History Report. • Proof of Health Insurance/Health Insurance Waiver mailed with acceptance letter.