Nursing Admissions

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Nursing Admissions

Dorca Medina Boney in the Nursing Simulation CenterThe deadline to apply for the 2015 nursing cohort has passed. The next available nursing cohort will begin in 2016.

The Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing admits students once per year. Each cohort begins nursing courses and clinical rotations in summer. Admission is a two-step process in which students must be admitted to UST to be considered for admission to the School of Nursing.

New transfer students must enroll by the spring semester at the latest to complete required courses prior to beginning nursing courses and clinical rotations in summer. Enrolling prior to the spring semester does not guarantee admission to the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing. For more information and to review your transfer credits, please contact our Nursing Admissions Coordinator, Cathy Ruhnke.

Admission Requirements

To apply to the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing, you will need the following:

  • 3.0 overall college GPA, based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Admission into the University of St. Thomas. Completed application (including all official transcripts) must be submitted prior to September 15th. Apply Now!
  • Completion of all nursing prerequisites prior to starting the program.
How to Apply
  • Submit completed application, essay, and optional explanation of GPA letter.
  • Deadline: September 15th for clinical nursing sequence that will begin the summer term of the following year. New transfer students must enroll at UST by the spring semester at the latest to complete required courses prior to beginning the clinical nursing sequence.
  • Download the School of Nursing Application!

Admittance into UST does not guarantee admittance into the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing.

Important Dates

September 15, 2015: Deadline to submit application for 2016 entering cohort

The deadline to apply for admission to the summer 2015 entering nursing cohort has passed.

High-Performing High School Seniors

High-performing high school seniors interested in pursuing a nursing major will be reserved a space in the BSN Program upon acceptance into UST as freshmen. Criteria for this consideration include:

  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale
  • Combined SAT math and verbal scores of 1250, 600 minimum in math
  • Grade of B (80%) or higher in each math and science course taken in high school
  • Minimum of 18 college preparatory courses including:
    • 4 units of English
    • 3 units of social science, including one unit of history
    • 3 units of mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus)
    • 4 units of science (at least one biology and one chemistry, at least two courses with a lab component)
    • 2 units of classical or modern language other than English
    • 2 units of electives

High school students with a reserved space in the Nursing Program must maintain satisfactory completion of designated nursing prerequisite courses during their freshman and sophomore years at UST. These students will meet with a Nursing Advising Counselor once a semester to monitor their progress.

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