- The Department of Nursing at Salisbury University offers three tracks to a Bachelor of Science in nursing: one for traditional undergraduate pupils (first BS degree), a 2nd for non-nursing college graduates (2nd BS degree), as well as a 3rd for registered nurses (RN). Baccalaureate preparation for the practice of professional nursing requires a significant liberal education base for the study of the theory and also the practice of nursing.
- Traditional BS in Nursing for first BS degree seekers who want to become registered nurses (RN). In this 4-year training program, the first 2-years focus on general education and also supporting courses that provide the basis for a liberal education as well as the nursing major. These courses are offered by divisions within the University or pupils may transfer approved, equivalent courses from other academic The nursing component of the curriculum is four semesters in duration. Courses in the theoretical foundation of nursing practice with numerous related clinical laboratory experiences are built in partnership with health care delivery institutions as well as other health related agencies in the area.
- 2nd Degree BS in Nursing for those with a bachelor’s degree in a different field who want to make a career change. The curriculum, recognizing the education, career and also life experiences of the person requires less pre-requisites for the nursing courses compared to the basic baccalaureate nursing training program of study. Pupils may complete the second bachelor’s degree in 3-semesters of regular study.
- RN to BS for Registered Nurses for individuals who already possess a resident state or compact state license as an RN. The pupils often have a previous Associates Degree or perhaps Diploma Degree in Nursing, and also may or may not possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a non-nursing field. Based on the individual’s academic coursework, the RN to BS may be completed in 2-years of part-time study.
About the school
- Salisbury University is a public institution situated in the city of Salisbury in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, approximately 30 miles west of Ocean City, Maryland, and roughly 115 miles southeast of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC, United States.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximate $20,800
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Be admitted to Salisbury University
- Submit transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended to the University Admissions Office before February 1st of the sophomore year for consideration for admission into the nursing program for Fall.
- Cumulative overall GPA (at SU and/or including GPA at other institutions attended); those with a GPA below 3.00 are generally NOT considered. The overall academic record is also reviewed for unsatisfactory grades in general education courses and electives, as well as any patterns of withdrawals, etc.
In recent years, the average cumulative GPA of students accepted to the 1st degree program has been in the 3.60-3.70 range and the minimum cumulative GPA of those accepted has been in the 3.30 to 3.40 range. Students should note that this information is provided to allow self-assessment for competitiveness, but the average admitted GPA will change each year, depending on the candidate pool. Having a GPA in these ranges does not guarantee admission into the program.
- Grades in: CHEM 121 & CHEM 122 (Chemistry I & 2), BIOL 215 & BIOL 216 (Anatomy & Physiology I & II), BIOL 211 (Microbiology), BIOL 217 (Nutrition), BIOL 334 (Pathophysiology – must be completed with a “C” or better)*, and PSYC 300 (Developmental Psychology).
- Students with more than 1 grade lower than “C” in these 8 required courses will not be considered. It is NOT recommended that students retake courses with a grade of “D” as the initial grade earned is still counted*.
NOTE: Applicants who have 4 or more of the 8 required courses pending at the time of initial review will automatically be placed on the waitlist and will be reviewed upon completion of the spring semester; the updated overall GPA and science GPA for the required science courses completed will be evaluated at that time for available seats.
Ordinarily, students who have not been successful or who have been dismissed from a nursing program at another college/university are not considered for admission to Salisbury University’s nursing program.
- Science GPA is calculated for the first attempt grade of the required CHEM and BIOL courses that are completed at the time of review. They are:
- CHEM 121 & CHEM 122 (Chemistry I & 2)
- BIOL 215 & BIOL 216 (Anatomy & Physiology I & II)
- BIOL 211 (Microbiology)
- BIOL 217 (Nutrition)
- BIOL 334 (Pathophysiology)*
- Score on A2 admissions test.
- This also assumes that no other matter comes to the committee’s attention that makes the candidate unsuitable for admission.
Second Degree program Admission requirement
- Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average for previous academic work of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the English language if an international student. Additional Salisbury University requirements for admission of international students must be met. All international applications will be reviewed by a University International Student Admissions Counselor, currently Agata Liszkowska who can be reached by email at: [email protected]
- Proof of completion of academic coursework with a grade of “C” or higher in: basic statistics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology I and II (all body systems), chemistry or physics and pathophysiology. All prerequisite requirements must be completed no later than one month prior to the first day of class (Failure to do so may result in losing your seat in the class). Students with grades below “C” in any prerequisite courses will be ineligible for admission into the second degree program.
- Ordinarily, students who have not been successful or who have been dismissed from a nursing program at another college/university are not considered for admission to Salisbury University’s nursing program.
Address: 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801
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