Nursing Entrance Exam

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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.

Transfer Requirements

Admission Requirements

First Time Freshmen

Internal Transfers

External Transfers

LPN Students

Meet SAT/ACT requirements -Direct Admit in and maintain a QPA of >3.0

Must have QPA of >3.0 in current program and maintain >3.0 along with a C or better in all science and/or nursing courses

Must have QPA of >3.0 at current institution and maintain >3.0 along with a C or better in all science and/or nursing courses

Must have QPA of >3.0 at current institution and maintain >3.0 along with a C or better in all science and/or nursing courses

Do not meet SAT/ACT requirements- have to pass Kaplan admissions test and maintain a QPA of >3.0 and C or better in all science and nursing courses

Do not meet QPA requirements-will need to remain in current major or transfer to undeclared until a QPA of >3.0 met and C or better in all science courses

Do not meet QPA requirements- may come to Marywood as undeclared but need to achieve the QPA of >3.0 and maintain C or better in all science courses to be admitted into the nursing major

Do not meet QPA requirements- may come to Marywood as undeclared but need to achieve the QPA of >3.0 and maintain C or better in all science courses to be admitted into the nursing major

 

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*Note SAT requirements are 1450 minimum overall score with a minimum of 480 in each section.

ACT requirements are a minimum of a composite score of 21.

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

*Lab Required

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

MATH 155
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.