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 Admission office.
Complete official transcripts from each school the student attended, must be submitted to the CU Admission 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 must have no more than ten (10) hours of lower division coursework remaining to apply for admission to the Lebanon site of Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing. Students applying to the Mt. Juliet site must have completed all pre-requites prior to admission. Students admitted to the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing will receive a letter declaring their admission from the Dean of Nursing.
In order to be admitted to the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing, students must have earned at least a cumulative 2.8 G.P.A. (4.00 scale) in required lower division course work with no grade below a C.
Admittance letter is good for one (1) semester.
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.