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Admission Requirements
  • Admission Criteria for the Nursing Accelerated BSN Program

    The following are the requirements for admission to the Nursing Accelerated BSN Program. Please review the criteria and the admission procedures before completing your application.

    • A completed baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  
    • Cumulative 3.0 GPA and an average 2.75 GPA in microbiology, anatomy, and physiology  
    • Prerequisites may be completed at any U.S. accredited college or university. All prerequisites must be completed by end of spring semester during the year in which you apply.
      • Microbiology (within last 5 years)
      • Anatomy* (within last 5 years) ~course containing lab hours
      • Physiology* (within last 5 years) ~course containing lab hours
      • Statistics
      • Human Nutrition ~must include diet therapy pertaining to disease
      • Life Span Development *must encompass conception through death of human
        • Will accept one course or compilation of courses
      • Basic Psychology or Sociology
      • Medical Terminology
      • STNA - Students must complete the State Tested Nursing Assistant course and exam prior to beginning the program

    *Anatomy and physiology should be taken as two separate courses. Integrated courses (One course for both subjects) must get faculty approval.

    Prerequisite courses accepted from local institutions

    CNAP prerequisite courses accepted (Quarters only) (PDF)

    CNAP prerequisite courses accepted starting Fall 2012 (PDF)

    *Prerequisites will be accepted from all accredited insitutions if the insitution meets suggested requirements

    5-year Requirement for Science Prerequisites 

    The C-NAP program is grounded in the humanities as well as the sciences, but it is essential that knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and microbiology is current. If the applicant is currently working in a health care or science field that requires frequent, current use of the sciences required as prerequisites, the applicant may ask for a waiver of the 5-year requirement. A waiver request requires detailed information regarding the applicant’s field of employment and the method by which the applicant has remained current in science content in microbiology, human anatomy, and/or human physiology. The decision of the C-NAP Admissions Committee is final in this matter.

    Conditional Acceptance

    The conditional acceptance status may be offered if the applicant, who meets all admission criteria and is in the final process of completing prerequisite courses or baccalaureate degree.

    • Proof of enrollment in the final prerequisite courses is required for Nursing Department Review of the Application (i.e. print out of the student's official schedule that shows the name of the college/university)
    • Eligiblity for conditional acceptance depends on:
      • The applicant's GPA going into the final prerequisite courses, including academic strength in other prerequisite courses taken, particularly the sciences;
      • The number of prerequisites remaining to be taken; and
      • Successful completion of the prerequisite courses.  

    Admission Requirements for International Students

    International applicants meet the same admission criteria as do U.S. applicants. In addition, international applicants must submit an official TOEFL score that has been taken within a year of submitting an application to this program. A WES transcript evaluation is strongly recommended. Acceptable TOEFL scores are 600 (paper) or 100 (internet based). A IELTS score of 7.5 is appropriate for this program. Capital's TOEFL code is 1099. International applicants should apply through the University's International Education Office, 339 Renner Hall, at 1-614-236-7126, or at