The nursing program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or handicap that does not interfere with the performance of professional nursing as provided by law. Students can enter the nursing program in one of two ways:
Direct Admission - Individuals matriculate directly from high school into the nursing major with successful completion of the following:
1. One year of high school Algebra II, biology and chemistry (grade C or better).
2. Attain an ACT of 21 or higher and high school cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher.
3. Applicants who have English as a Second Language are required to take the TOEFL and achieve a minimum score of 79, unless satisfactory SAT/ACT scores are available.
4. Submission of the Technical Standards for Admission to and Progression in the Nursing Program.
5. In some instances, applicant files are referred to a Selection Committee for review and action. That body may grant admission provided certain conditions are met or may require the student to satisfy specified criteria.
6. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.
Delayed Admission - Students who enroll at Carroll, not having been admitted to the program through direct admission, including pre-nursing, change of major and transfer student applicants, may apply to the nursing major upon satisfaction of the following criteria.
1. Submission of a Nursing Program application, and if a transfer student, submission of a Carroll University application.
2. Submission of transcripts from an accredited secondary school and all post-secondary institutions attended. Applicants must be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended as documented on the college report form.
3. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in college coursework.
4. A professional GPA of 2.75 or higher in college coursework, including completion of BIO 130 and CHE 101 (grade of BC or higher)
5. A minimum course grade of BC is required in all transfer coursework used to calculate the professional GPA (BIO 130, BIO 140, BIO 212, CHE 101, CHE 102, HSC 300 and nursing electives).
6. Candidates with science coursework more than five years old, may be required to repeat coursework prior to application.
7. Written statement to include reason for seeking the BSN degree.
8. Submission of the Technical Standards for Admission to and Progression in the Nursing Program.
9. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.
Applications and credentials for admission to the nursing program must be submitted to the Office of Admission. Decisions are made by a selection committee and applicants are notified through the Office of Admission. Students not admitted to the nursing program are encouraged to seek assistance through the Center for Academic Advising Services.
Registered Nurse Admission
Registered nurses who have graduated from accredited associate degree nursing programs may be admitted to the nursing program as transfer students. These students may receive transfer credit for applicable university courses provided they were completed at an accredited associate degree program and are accompanied by an official transcript from the institution(s).
Registered nurses who wish to enter the nursing program to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree must meet the following requirements:
1. Graduation from an accredited associate degree program.
2. Current RN license in the state of Wisconsin.
3. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
4. Grades of C or better in all required biology, chemistry, health science and nursing courses.
The following credentials are required:
1. Submission of a Carroll University application.
2. Submission of transcripts from an accredited secondary school and all post-secondary institutions attended.
3. Current RN license, State of Wisconsin.
4. Submission of a Carroll Health History Physical Evaluation Form.
5. Submission of the Technical Standards for Admission to and Progression in the Nursing Program.
7. Written statement to include:
a. Reason for seeking the bachelor’s degree
b. Self identified professional and academic strengths and weaknesses c. Professional interest area(s) and area of employment
Completion students may earn up to 34 block nursing credits from previous nursing coursework upon successful completion or challenge of Nursing 230, Health Assessment and Nursing 236, Human Pathophysiologic Responses. Please contact the chair of the nursing program to obtain information on the challenge examinations. The nursing program reserves the right, in special circumstances, to require the student to successfully complete an evaluation process to validate the probability of successful program completion. Special circumstances may include no recent work history as a registered nurse.