B.S.N. Admissions Requirements

The following criteria are considered by the Admissions Committee in the selection of students:

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent (GED, HiSet, or TASC)
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours of general education college coursework, including two of the four required natural science courses.
  • On track to complete all general education requirements by start of courses (August—Fall start; January—Spring start). Students who do not meet these requirements by the stated time will forfeit their position in the designated class to which they’ve been admitted. Admission into one nursing class does not confer extended admission into future nursing classes.
  • A minimum grade of "C" and a minimum GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for General Education Nursing Support coursework (see below).

Applicants are considered for admission based on their potential to complete the program, their possession of necessary functional abilities, and their ability to meet the standards to apply for nursing licensure.

General Education Course Requirements-

Prerequisites for Upper Division Nursing Coursework

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  The first 63 credit hours of general education are completed at the regionally accredited school of your choice.  Once you have completed the general education requirements, and are accepted into the program, you will complete 61 hours of nursing courses to earn your bachelor’s degree.


General Education Nursing Support Core Minimum Semester Hours
Human Anatomy/lab 3-4
Chemistry/lab 3-4
Human Physiology/lab 3-4
Microbiology/lab 3-4
Human Development/Developmental Psychology 3
Nutrition 3
College Algebra or Higher level Mathematics 3
Statistics 3
English II 3
Ethics/Logic/Philosophy/Values 3

General Education Nursing Support Core Coursework


NOTE:The above General Education Nursing Support Core course are required for all students.

Additional General Education Requirements Minimum Semster Hours
General Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology/Cultural Anthropology 3
English I 3
Speech/Oral Communication  3
History/Gov't/Economics 6
Open Elective (major/non-major courses)  11-15

Additional General Education Requirements


NOTE: Students who have earned an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are eligible for a Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences’ general education waiver of the above additional general education requirements. 

Total General Education Requirements



A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all program coursework (general education, electives, and courses in the major).

We now require that Anatomy and Physiology be taken as two separate courses with labs UNLESS it is an 8 hour combined course.


Transfer Policies

Transfer credit may be granted for coursework completed at another college/university under the following conditions:

  • The student must have earned a minimum grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) for the course to be transferred.
  • The college/university from which the course was transferred must be accredited by agencies recognized by Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.
  • Transfer credit for natural science courses is generally granted only for courses less than ten years old. Natural science courses older than ten years may be evaluated on an individual basis. Does not apply to RNs currently engaged in professional RN practice.
  • In order to receive a degree from SLCHS, transfer students must earn a minimum of 30 credits from SLCHS (residency requirement).

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