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.


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 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.