The admissions advisors at Roseman University are asked this question all the time – what are your chances of getting into the Accelerated BSN program? The accelerated BSN prerequisites at Roseman are pretty straight forward. If you follow the below guidelines you should have no trouble gaining admission to the ABSN program in the Salt Lake City valley or Accelerated BSN in Las Vegas.
Guideline 1 – You Need Some College
Although the Accelerated BSN program used to require a completed bachelor’s degree, that is no longer the case. Now you can qualify if you have at least 54 credits toward a bachelor’s degree. This is great for those who have started earning a bachelor’s degree in a different field but realized it’s not the right path for them.
These credits can be completed while you are completing your prerequisites and must include:
- 6 credit hours of English composition
- 9 credit hours of Humanities
- 3 credit hours of Psychology
- 3 credit hours of Sociology
- 3 credit hours of Mathematics
- 12 credit hours of electives
The credits must be from a US-based, regionally-accredited college or university. If you have a degree or credits from an international university, be sure to contact an admissions advisor before applying. The admissions advisor can help you figure out if your international degree will be accepted by Roseman.
The interesting thing about this program is that your prior education doesn’t need to be in anything specific. You don’t have to have a health care or science background, although those might help in fulfilling your prerequisites. Our current students have a large range of backgrounds when it comes to their previous education. Some have education backgrounds, business or marketing backgrounds, or even backgrounds in social work. Many under-employed people are going back to school to get their nursing degree.
Guideline 2 – You Need a GPA of 2.75
To be get into the Accelerated BSN program you need a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The GPA will be determined based on your last 54 units of undergraduate coursework. There are a few types of course work that will not be included in your GPA, including:
- course work in sports, physical fitness, band, and dance training
- occupational training, including technical or certificate programs
- developmental or remedial courses
- courses that were credit-by-examination.
If you have any questions about what your GPA is and if you meet the minimum requirement, an admissions advisor will be happy to help you.
If you do not have a GPA of 2.75, you can always try to raise your GPA by taking additional college coursework. If you are doing this, be sure that the coursework that you enroll in is eligible to raise your GPA. Again, if you have concerns about this be sure to reach out to an advisor within Roseman’s ABSN program.
Guideline 3 – Complete the TEAS and Meet a Minimum Score Requirement
The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a test required for entry to nursing school for many programs across the country. The test is a standardized multiple choice test that measures the aptitude of a student to excel in a nursing program. Preparing and studding for the TEAS test is a very important step in the nursing school admissions process.
It is required for students to take if they are if they are interested in getting into the Accelerated BSN program. And you must have taken the TEAS within 12 months of the date of application to the program. You must also meet the minimum score requirements. The minimum score is determined on an annual basis according to the National Program Mean. Please contact an admissions advisor to know what you need your score to be for the TEAS. If you do not meet the minimum score requirement you can retake the test. However, you can’t take the test more than three times in a calendar year, and there must be at least four weeks between each time you take the test.
If English is not your first language, you may also be required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) on top of the TEAS.
If you are looking for resources to help you prepare for the TEAS, here are a few free ones that we have to offer:
- Free Tips for TEAS Test Takers
- Free TEAS Practice Tests
- 3 Things to Keep in Mind when Registering for the TEAS
Guideline 4 – Take the Necessary Prerequisite Classes
Since this is an accelerated program, it is understood that you have a number of basic science classes under your belt before you begin the program. It’s okay if you didn’t take these classes the first time around while getting your first bachelor’s degree; you can always take them at a number of local schools (or even, in some cases, online) to fulfill this requirement.
Here are the classes that you need to pass before you will be considered for the ABSN program at Roseman:
- Chemistry/Biochemistry with Lab (4 semester units)
- Human Physiology with Lab or Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 semester units)
- Human Anatomy with Lab or Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 semester units)
- Microbiology with Lab (4 semester units)
- Statistics (3 semester units)
- United States and Nevada Constitution (3 semester units; does NOT need to be completed prior to program start)
When you complete the above prerequisites, you must have a C or better in each class. You may take the above classes as pass/no pass as long as the pass is completed with a C or better grade and is noted as so by the university where you took the class.
If you have specific questions regarding a prerequisite class that you have taken or on recommended places to take the courses, an admissions advisor will be happy to answer those questions for you.
Guideline 5 – Computer Literacy and Access to a Computer
The accelerated nursing program at Roseman University does have an online component. Therefore, it is a requirement that you have basic computer skills (typing, ability to access and navigate the internet, ability to create and save a file, etc.). You must also have regular access to a computer in order to complete your online coursework.
What All this Means For You
Roseman University currently starts nursing classes three times a year for its accelerated nursing program. Having three starts a year allows Roseman to start and admit more students than many other programs in the Nevada and Utah areas. This also means that the program doesn’t have a waiting list. You read that right – there is no wait list for the accelerated nursing program at Roseman University! We can’t ever guarantee admissions, but if you can meet all five of the above criteria, you are very likely to be admitted to the program.
Are you ready to take the plunge and chance your career for the better by becoming a nurse at Roseman University? If so, contact an admissions advisor today to get started.