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- Application submitted prior to being accepted into the University in good standing
- Program at full capacity
- Low or insufficient GPA
- Low or insufficient TEAS scores
Admission Criteria Questions
- For our ASN programs, an applicant's initial NGPA will be based on his/her performance in Human Anatomy and Physiology I, English Composition I, and math elective (Quantitative Reasoning, College Algebra, or higher-level MATH course). However, any additional Core coursework applicable to the attainment of the ASN degree will also be included in this calculation if completed prior to entry into the ASN program; course that are in progress at the time of application are not considered in this calculation.
- For our BSN programs, only the grades from the following courses will be used to compute an applicant's NGPA: Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, two (2) sequential courses in an Area D science (either Biology I & II or Chemistry I & II), English Composition I & II, Human Growth & Development, and Pre-Nursing Seminar. No other Core coursework will be considered in this calculation.
YES. All grades received (including any failures and repeats) within the past 10 years are factored into the NGPA calculation. Coursework taken greater than 10 years ago (excluding Anatomy and Physiology courses) will be considered as satisfying the Core requirement but will not be included in the NGPA calculation.
- For our ASN programs, if the applicant is not an active healthcare professional (LPN or paramedic), his/her Anatomy and Physiology
courses will need to be repeated if greater than 5 years old at the time of potential admission into the program. If the applicant is an active healthcare professional (LPN or paramedic),
these courses will need to be repeated if greater than 8 years old at the time of potential admission into the program.
- ASN applicants may elect to either retake both Anatomy and Physiology courses OR retake only Anatomy and Physiology II as a "refresher" course to meet this science requirement. Students must earn a "C" or higher in the courses that have been retaken.
- For our BSN programs, if either of the applicant's Anatomy and Physiology courses are greater than 6 years old at the time of potential admission into the program, the applicant must retake the course(s) and pass with a "C" or better.
- For associate-level applicants, a maximum of 45 credit hours of academic work may be articulated onto a student's academic transcript.
- For baccalaureate-level applicants, a maximum of 90 credit hours may be articulated onto a student's academic transcript.
- For graduate-level applicants, please contact the Graduate School for information regarding transfer articulations.
- Transfer credits must be approved in advance by the Graduate Nursing Programs Director.
- Transfer credits are limited to courses in which a grade of "B" or better was awarded.
- The approved transfer credits cannot be older than 6 years by the date of graduation.
- Courses offered for transfer credit must not have been used in fulfillment of another degree.
- Courses offered for transfer credit must have the approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs following the recommendations of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Dean of the Darton College of Health Professions.
- Acceptance of transfer credit does not reduce the residency requirement.
- A petition of acceptance of transfer credit must be filed with an official academic transcript and a copy of the catalog description(s) of the transfer course(s).
- The credit hours may not exceed the 9 semester hours of graduate credit allowed by transfer credit.
- The course(s) must be taken in residence at an accredited institution and not by correspondence.
- The course(s) must be designated as graduate course(s) in an approved graduate program.
- The course(s) must be equated with course(s) in the curriculum of the graduate program or considered as an acceptable elective.
- The student should follow up on the application for transfer credits within 1 month of the application date, provided that no response has been received.
- RN-to-BSN Undergraduate Program
- RN-to-MSN FNP Program
- RN-to-MSN NE Program
- MSN FNP Graduate Program
- MSN NE Graduate Program
- Post-Master's Certification (FNP) Program
- Post-Master's Certification (NE) Program
Graduates: YES. As our graduate nursing programs are hosted completely online, virtually any clinical site can be utilized to complete clinical experiences (with approval from the Department's Graduate Program). Students enrolled in this program are required to submit a Clinical Site Request Form each semester in order to ensure that the University is able to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the requested site. Alternatively, students may also contact the Department of Nursing's Graduate Program to receive a list of site with which the University already has an established relationship.
- Be eligible for admission to Albany State University and the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
- Hold a valid Paramedic certification or LPN license with a minimum of one year of experience.
- Priority will be given to students who have completed all core classes required for nursing;
- A minimum overall college GPA of 2.8, regardless of SAT/ACT scores;
- Evidence of prior learning experience in an on-line format
- No previous failing grades in other nursing programs.