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General Description
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Admissions Process--Entering the Nursing Program

Document Number: NURS--102 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Date Last Updated: 11/03/2015
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 01/04/2012

General Description

Information about getting admitted to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Health Sciences which is different than or in addition to standard University admission policies.


Delineation of policy.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: Enrollment Services
VP for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions

Admissions Process

Students must first be admitted to Cumberland University and declare nursing as their major. All School of Nursing Admission Requirements must be submitted to the University Admissions office.  


Complete official transcripts from each school the student attended must be submitted to the University Admissions office. This requirement includes transcripts for all previous academic study.  


A satisfactory score on a specified standardized pre-admission examination is also required for admission to the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing. Test scores must be earned within one (1) year of entering the first School of Nursing course. Standardized test results from other schools or testing centers are not acceptable. The standardized test is administered by the University Admissions services.


Students applying to the Mt. Juliet site must have completed all pre-requisites prior to admission.


Beginning in Fall 2015, Lebanon site students must have no more than three (3) credit hours of lower division coursework remaining to apply for admission to the Lebanon site of Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing.


Students admitted to the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing will receive a letter from the Dean of Nursing declaring their admission.   Admittance letter is good for one (1) semester.

In order to be admitted to the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing, students must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. (4.00 scale) in required lower division course work with no grade below a “C”.


Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II and Microbiology (BIO 203, BIO 213, BIO 214) must be in process or have been satisfactorily completed prior to entering the first Upper Division nursing course – NUR 302 - Foundations of Professional Nursing (BSN completion students are exempt).


If a student is selected for admission to the School of Nursing and fails to successfully complete all lower division requirements, the student will not progress into the School of Nursing and must reapply the following year.


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions

Executive Director of Enrollment Services

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