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Traditional & Accelerated Nursing Admission Process

Traditional BSN – We invite students in high school and college to consider this program. You can start nursing courses in either the fall or spring term. If you are completing your first degree you should be prepared to take additional courses to meet university graduation requirements.

Accelerated BSN – Open to students who have a bachelor’s degree or students in their senior year of college who graduate prior to the start of the Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program (May 13, 2024). This program starts in the summer (mid-May) annually and will take three semesters to complete – summer, fall, and spring (one year).

Students applying who are completing their bachelor’s degree must be in the final year of their bachelor’s program (at least 90 credit hours earned) and have their bachelor’s degree conferred by the start of the ABSN program (May 13, 2024). A final transcript with your degree conferral date must be submitted prior to the start of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for Accelerated BSN (Summer only) or Traditional BSN (Fall/Spring) admission, incoming students must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. 3.0 or higher GPA in your most recent three semesters or 30 credit hours, whichever is greater.
  2. 3.0 or higher GPA in your eight prerequisite courses.
    *In order to receive transfer credit, a grade of a C- or higher must be earned to be eligible for credit. The prerequisite courses are:
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
    • General Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology (covers conception through death)
    • Nutrition
    • Introductory Statistics of Social Sciences
    • Institution and Society (Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology)
  3. You may have a maximum of two prerequisite courses in progress at the time of the application deadline.
    • Both courses cannot be a science lab course (i.e. Microbiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, or Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab). There is no expiration date on prerequisite courses.
    • You must submit a copy of your course schedule as proof of prerequisite course(s) in progress by the application deadline.
  4. To receive credit from AP exams, you must receive a score of 4 or 5 on the exam, and submit official scores from College Board to receive credit.
  5. 45 hours completed towards your degree (transfer hours into Queens)
    Note: Additional courses may be required at Queens to meet graduation requirements.

Application Dates

Admission into the BSN is competitive. When the application window is open, you can submit a combined university and nursing application. All application materials must be received by the application deadline, including transcripts from all schools attended. We suggest that you submit your application and all required material well in advance of the deadline to make sure that the application packet is complete. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Decisions are released within six weeks following the deadline.

Spring 2024 Traditional TrackSummer 2024 Accelerated TrackFall 2024 Traditional Track
Application OpensJuly 7, 2023December 7, 2023December 7, 2023
Application DeadlineSeptember 11, 2023February 1, 2024March 1, 2024

Admission Process

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Contact Us

If you have questions about our BSN program, please contact us (704-337-2212 or