Girl in scrubs standing with hand on IV standAdmission to Program is competitive. Applications accepted November 1- February 1.

Applicants are notified of acceptance/non-acceptance later in spring semester. The Program begins each fall. 

  1. Accepted to Rogers State University (Apply for RSU Admission)
  2. Reading Score of:
    • ACT Reading 19,
    • RSU Reading Accuplacer 75,
    • RSU Next-Gen 250 or
    • Nelson Deny 13.
    • Reading score requirement waived for applicants with existing Bachelor degree.
  3. All academic deficiencies cleared, including Computer Science. Computer Science may be achieved through Advanced Standing or successfully passing CS 1113 Microcomputer Applications with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. English proficiency requirement: The RSU Nursing Program requires non-native English speakers to have a TOEFL score of 85 or higher on the internet-based (TOEFL iBT) with a sub-score of 26 for speaking.
  5. Required GPA of a 2.5 in all required prerequisite coursework, and no less than a grade of “C” in any prerequisite nursing course. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the Spring semester in which application is submitted.

Ranking Criteria

  1. 6 pre-requisite courses—individual grade and completion points will be awarded. Must be complete by the end of the fall semester before your program year in order to receive grade and completion points.
    • General Cellular Biology
    • Anatomy
    • Chemistry
    • College Algebra
    • Development Psychology
    • Nutrition
  2. Pre-requisite GPA of the applicant broken down in the following chart with points declining each section.
    • 4.0
    • 3.99-3.8
    • 3.79-3.6
    • 3.59-3.4
    • 3.39-3.2
    • 3.19-3.0
  3. There will be bonus points awarded for 5 pre-requisite courses if taken at RSU.
    • General Cellular Biology
    • Eng. Composition I
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Statistics
  4. There will be points awarded for the completion of a previous degree
  5. There will be additional (tie-breaker) points awarded for the following courses:
    • Psychology
    • Composition I
    • Microbiology
    • Statistics
  6. There will be a deduction for not having all materials turned in by the deadline.