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Pre-Licensure FAQs

Pre-Licensure FAQs: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for the Pre-Licensure nursing student.

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Have questions about Pre-Licensure BSN program?

Here you can find the pertinent information this program.

What is the process to have transcripts evaluated?

Transcripts can be faxed to (910) 672-1077 or emailed to

How long is the program once admitted into the Upper-Division?

  • The program is five semesters; 2 years for completion.
  • Students will earn a BSN and be eligible to take the NCLEX for RN licensure.

Do I need to take an entrance exam for the program?

  • Yes, students will take the Kaplan Entrance Exam in the semester in which they are applying for the program.
  • Kaplan Exam Information [PDF]

Do I need to submit transcripts if I have submitted copies to the Admissions Office when I applied to the University?

Yes, the Nursing Department does not have access to those transcripts or the grades on those transcripts, which are necessaryto calculate your GPA.

What needs to be submitted when I apply?

The nursing application, personal statement, and official copies of all transcripts (for all transfer students).

Can I apply if I am still taking prerequiste courses?

Students can apply when either all prerequisites are completed or the student is enrolled in the last required prerequisite courses.

When can I apply for the program?

The application deadline for Fall admission is March 30. The application deadline for Spring admission is September 30.

Are there time limits for any of the required prerequisite courses?

Yes, all science courses must be completed within 5 years of starting the Upper-Division Nursing program.

What are the prerequisite courses needed for the program?

See the following curriculum plan for the prerequisite courses required for the Generic BSN program. All courses on the first page are the required prerequisites for the program:  Pre-Licensure Curriculum [PDF]

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