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Nursing: Bachelor's Degree Major

St. Kate's bachelor's degree in nursing is offered in five consecutive semesters. Students apply to the major in the fall semester of their sophomore year.

Students will be considered for admission in three groups:

  1. Students who begin St. Kate's in fall 2012 or later as first-year students are guaranteed admission provided they have 3.0 or higher prerequisite and cumulative GPA, and have completed 16 semester credits prior to taking the two 2-credit interdisciplinary health and human services courses. First-year students must also complete requirements No. 2–7 under the Standard Application Eligibility Criteria.
  2. Students who transfer to St. Kate's will be offered admission contingent upon the number of positions avail able. Transfer students with 3.0 prerequisite and cumulative GPA will be given first consideration. Transfer students must also complete requirements No. 2–7 under the Standard Application Eligibility Criteria.
  3. First-year and transfer students with prerequisite and cumulative GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 will be considered contingent upon the number of positions available and meeting the requirements under the Standard Application Eligibility Criteria. Priority will be given based on GPA and number of credits taken at St. Kate's.

Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing

The program is available to women who wish to earn an undergraduate degree in nursing. Students must complete all the requirements for the degree, including 50 credits in nursing, 56 credits in prerequisite and supporting classes, the liberal arts core and writing proficiency. See Courses page.

Second bachelor's degree with a major in nursing

Women with an undergraduate degree may receive a second degree in nursing. Students must complete all degree requirements as specified above for a first degree.

Standard Application Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Prerequisite and cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  2. Successful completion (C or above) of two lab science/statistics and two social science prerequisites.
  3. Successful completion of 32 semester credits prior to taking NURS 2900, "Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice."
  4. No prerequisites may be taken "Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory." You may have only one withdrawal (W) in a prerequisite course. If you receive two or more prerequisite grades of W or C- or lower, you are ineligible for this major.
  5. Successful completion (C or above) of "Health and Human Services Career Exploration" and "Introduction to Health and Human Services Professions."
  6. Work or volunteer experience in a health-related field.
  7. Certification as a nursing assistant (CNA).
  8. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  9. Current immunizations.