Apply for the Undergraduate 18 Month B.S.N.-R.N. Campus Program
To apply to the School of Nursing follow this simple process.
- Click this link to complete the online application.
- Click the links to the right in the Admission Information section under Application Packet. Review, print, complete, and return the required forms.
- You are required to submit two references. Have one personal reference form completed by a work reference (supervisor or boss) and another reference form completed by an academic reference (instructor). We are looking for individuals familiar with your academic and work life. (Two academic references are sufficient if you have no work references.)
- Make sure your forms are completed and returned promptly so we may complete your application. The deadline for the completion of all items is November 30th the year before the summer you plan to begin. Please be sure we receive your reference forms by the November 30th deadline. Our 18 Month BSN-RN program starts every summer before July 1st.
- Submit sealed official transcripts from all academic work, including High School(s) and all previous Colleges or Universities attended to: GIC, Graceland University, 1401 W Truman Road, Independence MO 64050.
Completing the TEAS exam is a pre-entrance requirement. See the information in the application packet on this page for guidelines.
If you have other questions try looking to the right at FAQ (frequently asked questions.)
If you have additional questions not answered here, please contact our Nursing Admission's Counselor, Laurie Hale. Her phone number is 816-423-4675, or send her an email by clicking on this link to Laurie Hale
BSN-RN Traditional 18 Month Program Admission requirements:
Admission to the BSN program is extremely competitive; applicants should meet or exceed the following minimum requirements:
- Admission to Graceland University's School of Nursing
- Two letters of reference and an informational essay
- Successful completion of the HESI pre-entrance exam, (exam schedule listed on website)
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all previous college work or
- A 2.75 (GPA) for all pre-requisite courses required for the major
- Transfer in 65 semester hours (including required support courses)
Other considerations include: personal qualifications, potential for professional competency required drug screening and background checks.
See specific requirements below.
Pre-Requisite Requirements - no prior degree
Transfer students applying to the School of Nursing must successfully complete the minimum 65 semester hour requirement before summer admittance into the program. The 65 semester hours must be comprised of eight semester hours minimum in each of the following areas: (*indicates a pre-requisite course) Applicant must complete each pre-requisite course with a letter grade of C or higher for a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75.
- Communications: English 101, English 102, Speech
- The Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language, Music, Art, Theatre
- The Social Sciences: *Intro to Psychology, *Intro to Sociology or Intro to Cultural Anthropology, *Developmental Psych (Lifespan)
- Math & Science: *College Math or College Algebra (Algebra preferred), *Intro to Statistics, *Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic and Biochem), *Anatomy and *Physiology taken separately or (can be A&P together), *Microbiology, *Nutrition
Courses in bold above are used to calculate a Science Grade Point Average
Pre-Requisite Requirements - with prior degree
Transfer students applying to the School of Nursing who already possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university must successfully complete the required pre-requisite courses listed below before summer admittance into the program. Applicant must complete each pre-requisite course with a letter grade of C or higher for a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75.
- Intro to Psychology
- Intro to Sociology or Intro to Cultural Anthropology
- Intro to Statistics
- Developmental Psych (Lifespan)
- Chemistry (to include components of Organic, Inorganic and Biochem)
- Anatomy (can be taken as A&P)
- Physiology (can be taken as A&P)
Courses in bold above are used to calculate a Science Grade Point Average.