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Application Deadlines

Now accepting applications for spring 2021.

You may start the application if you:

  • Have at least 36 of the 60 prerequisite credit hours
  • Have completed two of the four required natural science courses (Anatomy with lab, Chemistry with lab, Microbiology with lab, Physiology with lab) with a minimum of four credit hours in each science course
  • Have the required science courses that are no older than five years
  • Have not repeated required natural science courses more than one time
  • Have a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite coursework
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7 in all prerequisite coursework
  • Have graduated from an accredited high school  (GED and HiSET also accepted)
  • Are U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident

Apply at The following items are required to complete the application:

  • Both a $50 NursingCAS and $35 Saint Luke’s College application fee are required to complete the application
  • Up-to-date transcripts should include Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits
  • Home-schooled students must provide proof of a GED or HiSET exam
  • A resume reflecting qualifications, work, and volunteer experience
  • If you have been enrolled in another nursing program, you must provide a letter from the dean/nursing program director on official college letterhead verifying reasons for withdrawal/dismissal and eligibility for readmission

The BSN program requires educational experiences in clinical settings. Once accepted, students must complete the clinical readiness requirements to remain in the program.

  • Immunizations
  • Alcohol and Drug Testing
  • CNE/KCANE Confidentiality Statement
  • CNE Clinical Examination
  • Color Blindness Screening
  • CPR Certification
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Health Insurance Acknowledgement
  • Latex Allergy Form
  • Saint Luke’s Health System Confidentiality Statement
  • Student Clinical Site Consent Form

See the Clinical Readiness Admissions and Progression Requirements section for complete details.

Once you have been accepted, you will be required to complete all other onboarding requests as outlined in your acceptance packets.

Prerequisites for Upper Division Nursing Coursework

The first 60 credit hours of coursework, including all program prerequisite courses are completed at nationally/regionally accredited* institution(s) of your choice. Students then complete 61 hours of nursing courses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.

General Education Support Core Courses Minimum Credit Hours
Chemistry/Lab 3-4
College Algebra or Higher-Level Mathematics 3
English I*  3
English II 3
Ethics/Logic/Philosophy/Values 3
General Psychology* 3
History/Govt/Economics* 3
Human Anatomy/Lab  3-4
Human Physiology/Lab 3-4
Human Development/Developmental Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology/Cultural Anthropology* 3
Microbiology/Lab  3-4
Nutrition 3
Speech/Oral Communication* 3
Statistics 3
Open Elective (Major/Non-Major Courses) 14-18


Total General Education Requirements 60

Students who have earned an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science or bachelor’s degree from a nationally/regionally accredited* institution are eligible for a waiver of the open elective requirements. Science courses must be taken no more than five years prior to admission into the College.

*Accreditation must be awarded from an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or U.S. Department of Higher Education.