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Apply to the Traditional Pre-Licensure Track

The traditional four-year baccalaureate degree track is a full-time, upper division, pre-licensure pathway to the BSN degree. This track is designed for students who may or may not have previous degrees. Following selection through a competitive admission process, students complete the upper division coursework in 4 academic semesters. All students in this track pay the Comprehensive Tuition rate.  

Admission Information

Admission to Queens does not guarantee admission to the nursing major. Acceptance to the nursing major is competitive and selective. Students admitted to Queens through the Traditional Undergraduate Admission office may qualify for the BSN Direct Admit Option.  Students are screened upon admission for eligibility for this option. Participants must still complete an application to the program and meet all admission criteria regardless of direct admission status.  

Fall application deadline was February 1. Please stay tuned for the application for future terms, which should be available in late summer.

Spring application deadline - September 10  

Emphasis in the admissions decision is placed on the academic history of the applicant. The intent is to offer admission to those whose academic history indicates a strong likelihood for success in the bachelors degree curriculum. Queens selects the best qualified candidates from those completing the application process and meeting the minimum admission requirements. Applicants are encouraged to complete the application process well in advance of the respective deadline. Students with incomplete applications and those who do not meet all of the minimal requirements will not be considered for admission. Generally, applications that are incomplete by the published deadline are not reviewed.

Admission Requirements*

  • Students may apply to the upper division BSN major after completing the Queens undergraduate application and gaining full admission into the university.  
  • An application to the nursing major. 
  • A minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA on all previous course work and in prerequisites. QEN 101 and QEN 102 are not factored in prerequisite GPA calculation. 
  • Completion of all prerequisites with a grade of C- or higher (prior to enrollment). 
  • No more than two prerequisite courses may be in progress at the time of application submission. Proof of enrollment in outstanding prerequisite courses must be submitted with the application. 
  • Only one of the two courses in progress may be a science course. 
  • All prerequisites must be completed and the university must have received transcripts for these courses prior to the first day of nursing classes. 
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 45 semester hours completed toward the degree prior to application submission.

Pre-requisite courses:

  • QEN 101: Rhetoric and Composition (4)  
  • QEN 102: Rhetoric & Argument (4)  (This course requirement is waived for students with a previous degree from an accredited institution).
  • NUR 205: Nutrition (3) 
  • PSY 101: General Psychology (4)   
  • PSY  210: Developmental Psychology (4) 
  • BIO  120: Microbiology for Health Professions (with lab) (4)  
  • BIO  213: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab) (4)   
  • BIO  214: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) (4) 
  • MAT 106: Introductory Statistics for Social Science (4) 
  • QLC 120-160: Institutions & Society (4)

Students holding a prior baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution are only required to complete the nursing pre-requisite courses. University general education requirements are waived. 

Previously Enrolled in a Nursing Program?

Students who were previously enrolled in any registered nursing program must submit the following for individual consideration during the admission review process:         

  • Official and updated transcripts from all previous programs    
  • Documentation including the dates of enrollment, name and location of the program, and academic standing at the time enrollment ended in that program   
  • An official written explanation (on letterhead) from all previous programs dean or director detailing why the student did not complete the program. 
  • Failure to disclose enrollment in a prior nursing program will disqualify the student's application and/or result in dismissal from the program.     

Contact Information:

For admissions and program-related questions, please send an email to, or call 704-337-2314.

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