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RN-BSN Admission Criteria

Deadlines to Apply
Spring Semester September 15 to December 15 Semester starts mid-January
Summer Semester January 15 to April 15 Semester starts mid-May
Fall Semester April 15 to August 10 Semester starts late-August

Applications will continue to be accepted after this date pending university acceptance and availability.


Admissions Criteria

Apply and be fully admitted to the university for the intended term of entry. If you have been accepted at ETSU previously, complete and submit the Re-admit Form to the university. Please refer to the Application Process.

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.60 on a 4.0 scale (on all college level course work). Developmental studies grades/quality points will not be used in the calculation for the cumulative GPA for admission purposes.

  • Completed or have in progress the following Natural Science courses (or equivalents): 
    1. HSCI 2010/2011 Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
    2. HSCI 2020/2021 Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
    3. HSCI 2230/2231 Intro to Microbiology w/lab

  • Earned a minimum of a “C” (2.0) in each of the required Natural Science courses and Math 1530 course:
    • Only 2 of the HSCI and MATH 1530 courses may be repeated to achieve a “C” (2.0)

  • Graduate from an NLN accredited registered nurse diploma or associate degree program.  Hospital diploma graduates and graduates of non-NLN-accredited associate degree programs must also present a minimum of 35 semester hours of college credits.  Credit may be earned by taking the courses from a regionally, accredited institutions.
    • Course work completed prior to graduation must include 45–48 semester hours of college credits: English composition – 6 semester credits; Natural Sciences – 12 semester credits; Behavioral/Social sciences – 6 semester credits; General Education/electives – 9 semester credits; Mathematics – 3 semester credits; History – 6 semester credits; Oral communication – 3 semester credits; Using Information Technology (CSCI 1100) – 0-3 semester credits.

  • Unencumbered RN Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of TN or a compact state.

Transfer of Nursing College credits:  All nursing courses in which a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher was earned will transfer as nursing electives.  Nursing courses in which a grade of “C-“ or less was earned are considered nursing failures. Please contact the Office of Student Services regarding the nursing failure policies and procedures.
 


Selection Process:

Students are ranked according to a points-system that includes:

  1. Overall GPA (excluding developmental coursework) * - 100 points available 
  2. Math-Science Requirements GPA (at least 3 of 4 courses must be complete upon application with remainder in progress and completed by end of term)** - 100 points available

200 Total points are available.


Admission points breakdown:

OVERALL GPA* - 100 Points Available

  • GPA 3.8 to 4.0 = 100 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.6 to 3.79 = 90 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.4 to 3.59 = 80 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.2 to 3.39 = 70 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.0 to 3.19 = 60 Admissions Points
  • GPA 2.8 to 2.99 = 50 Admissions Points
  • GPA 2.6 to 2.79 = 40 Admissions Points
  • GPA of less than 2.6 = 0 points

OVERALL GPA** - 100 Points Available

  • GPA 3.8 to 4.0 = 100 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.6 to 3.79 = 90 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.4 to 3.59 = 80 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.2 to 3.39 = 70 Admissions Points
  • GPA 3.0 to 3.19 = 60 Admissions Points
  • GPA 2.8 to 2.99 = 50 Admissions Points
  • GPA 2.6 to 2.79 = 40 Admissions Points
  • GPA 2.2 to 2.59 = 20 Admissions Points
  • GPA 2.0 to 2.19 = 10 Admissions Points
  • GPA of less than 2.0 = 0 points


East Tennessee State University is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Questions?  For additional information contact in the Office of Student Services by email or at 423.439.4528.

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