• Admission Requirements -- Accelerated Pre-Licensure BSN   

    The Accelerated Pre-Licensure BSN program is for students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree in another field of study. The student applying must complete the admissions process as if they were applying to our General Pre-Licensure BSN program. 

    The student will begin with our General Pre-Licensure BSN students and take an additional class each semester of the first year. After successful completion of the first year of study, the accelerated program students will begin a summer session of study and continue in the fall completing their studies in December. 

    Application deadline is November 15, 2015.

    Criteria for Provisional Acceptance

    Consideration for provisional acceptance is based on the following requirements:

    (After 30 hours of designated lower division transferable college credit)

    1. Completed application accompanied by a $60 nonrefundable application fee.

    2. Applicants are required to complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V) and request that the results are sent to St. John's College.

    3. Submission of a legal document showing proof of name at time of application (state issued ID)

    4. Submission of official transcripts at the end of each term from all regionally accredited college(s) attended showing:

    a. Graduation from an accredited bachelor's degree program.

    b. A minimum grade of 30 semester hours of designated lower division transferable college credit with a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0.

    c.  A minimum grade of C in all required courses completed. All science courses are recommended to be completed within the last five years prior to enrollment in St. John’s College. Anatomy and
    physiology must be taken at the same institution. 

    d. No designated lower division course may be repeated more than once. Official transcripts must come from the granting institution directly to St. John’s College. Hand carried transcripts are not

    5. Good academic standing in the last institution attended.

    6. All applicants with English as a Second Language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of 560 on the paper version, 220 on the computer based version or 83 on the internet-based (iBT) version.

    Criteria for Final Acceptance 

    To receive final acceptance and permission to enroll in classes, the student must achieve and maintain all provisional acceptance requirements required by St. John’s College and:

    1. Submit official transcripts showing proof of completion of 56 semester hours of designated lower division transfer credits from a regionally accredited university or college which meet the following requirements:

    a. Cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.0. 

    b. No designated lower division course may be repeated more than once.

    c. All courses completed with a minimum grade of C and all sciences within the last five years prior to enrollment at St. John's College.

    d. Anatomy and Physiology hours must be taken at the same institution. 

    e. Good academic standing at the last institution attended.

    2. Completion of the Test for Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V) with a minimal level of proficiency.

    3. Two professional references.

    4. Completion of a pre-entrance health examination.

    5. Criminal background check with no disqualifying conditions.

    6. Personal interview as requested by the College.

    7. CPR certification (within the last year)

    8. Proof of Medical Insurance

    9. Proof of Malpractice Insurance

    10. Personal essay (optional)

    All persons provisionally accepted must meet the criteria for final admission before being enrolled in the college. 

    Transfer of Upper Division Credit

    Students who wish to transfer credit for courses completed in other accredited baccalaureate programs must meet the general admission criteria and submit an official transcript and a College catalog. 

    Students seeking admission to the nursing major must submit a statement indicating the reason they wish to transfer and provide copies of all nursing course syllabi. 

    Upper division non-nursing courses taken on a CR/NC or P/F basis will be accepted only if the granting institution evaluates this option as a grade of C or above. The course hours will be counted towards graduation, but will not be calculated in the GPA.