Campus Map/Tour Request Information Employment A-Z Index Directories
EDU Site
A Bold Heart Centennial Campaign

Nursing Program: Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Program (BSN) Requirements

Basic Requirements for Admission to Marywood University:

          In addition to the completed application form and fee, the candidate to be considered for admission must send to the Office of Admissions the following information:


  1. A minimum of 1450 (combined) on the SAT, with no single test score below 480.
  2. One letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, or other person familiar with the student’s academic background.
  3. An official high school and/or university transcript with an indication of class rank and/or QPA.
  4. Achieve a 70% of higher on the Kaplan Admission Test. Students may take this exam a maximum of three times, but may not take it any sooner than 90 days from the previous exam date.


To progress to the Nursing Major courses, the student must:

  1. Have the required physical ability to perform in the nursing profession.
  2. Complete the following cognate courses or their equivalent, with a minimum of “C” or better:
    BIOL 121, 122     
    Anatomy & Physiology 4,4
    BIOL 114 Microbiology 4
    CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
    ND 112 Nutrition 3
    PSY 211 General Psychology 3
    SOC 211 Intro to Sociology 3
    PHIL 113 Intro to Philosophy 3
    ENGL 160 Writing Skills 3

One additional cognate course is required which must be taken prior to nursing research (N451).  This is:

MATH 216 Statistics 3



NOTE:  The cognate courses fulfill many of the liberal arts requirements for the nursing major.


Visit the Undergraduate Admissions page for more information.

Nursing Entrance Exam

Download Exam Information Packet

For more information, contact Janet M. Kania, Administrative Assistant at:

Office is located in the Science Building, 3rd floor, room 340

Office phone number (570) 348-6275

E-mail address