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Nursing Requirements


High School Applicants


High school students admitted to the Breen School of Nursing as a Nursing major benefit from direct admission to one of the best nursing programs in the region. A seat is held in clinical work for all directly admitted Nursing majors, which begins in the sophomore year. 

In addition to your online application, prospective first-year Nursing majors must submit:
  • Official high school transcript or GED
  • Results from all ACT or SAT exams
    - Ursuline College "super scores" both the ACT and SAT, considering only the best subscores, even if achieved on different test dates
    - ACT or SAT scores can be submitted directly from the testing agency or your high school
  • Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended (PSEO or Dual Enrollment students only)
  • Recommendation letter (optional)
To be considered for admission to the Breen School of Nursing, high school applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • A composite ACT of 20 or SAT of 1000 (CR + M only)
  • In addition to meeting the criteria for admission to Ursuline College, nursing applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in algebra, biology with lab, and chemistry with a C+ or higher in each these courses. Applicants who have not demonstrated such proficiency may be admitted as pre-nursing students or admitted to the College, but not to the nursing program. Pre-nursing students must reapply to the Breen School of Nursing once enrolled at Ursuline College.

Transfer Applicants

In addition to your online application, prospective transfer Nursing majors must submit:

  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or adviser.
  • Letter of “Good Standing” only if previously enrolled in any nursing program. This letter must come from the Dean or Program Director of your previous program.
Transfer applicants with less than 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours must also submit:
  • Official high school transcripts or GED 
  • Results from the ACT or SAT exam (only if under age 23)
    - Ursuline College "super scores" both the ACT and SAT, considering only the best subscores, even if achieved on different test dates
    - ACT or SAT scores can be submitted directly from the testing agency

To be considered for admission to the Breen School of Nursing, Transfer applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required sciences (anatomy & physiology, general chemistry, organic/biochemistry and microbiology) may be attempted only twice, including courses taken at any previous schools. Earning a grade lower than a C or withdrawing from one of these courses will be considered unsuccessful attempts. 
  • All science courses being transferred to Ursuline College must be taken within the last seven years. This includes anatomy & physiology, general chemistry, organic/biochemistry and microbiology.


Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program Applicants

Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program students need must submit (after acceptance to Ursuline College):

  • Accelerated BSN Student Data Form
  • Updated Resume


Note: Students denied admission to the nursing or pre-nursing may not re-apply to the nursing program.