Admission to the Nursing Program
Any student admitted to EMU may declare a nursing major, but all students must complete an application to begin the clinical level of the nursing program which typically begins during the junior year. Students may begin the clinical nursing program in either the Fall or the Spring semester.
If you’re a prospective first-year undergraduate student, find your admissions counselor and start the conversation. If you’re a transfer student, contact the admissions counselor who works with transfers. RN to BS in Nursing students should contact the RN to BS office . Masters of Nursing students should contact the graduate and professional studies office.
Nursing Clinical Program Admission Requirements
Students are eligible to apply to the clinical level of the nursing program when they have met the following admission requirements:
- cumulative GPA of 2.8 at the time of application
- 60 semester hours of college credit completed by the time they begin the clinical level
- Kaplan Admission Test (beginning with students applying for admission to the fall 2019 clinical level)
CHEM 104 – Chemistry for the Life Sciences (exceptions based on EMU placement exam, honors chemistry, or two years of high school chemistry)
BIOL 112, 122 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II
BIOCH 152 – Human Biochemistry
BIOL 202 – Microbiology
PSYC 202 – Developmental Psychology
SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology (or other approved sociology course)
BIOL 242 – Nutrition Fundamentals
STATS - Any statistics course
All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher. Students cannot repeat more than two of the courses in which a C or above is required. A single course may not be repeated more than once.
Prerequisite courses may still be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed prior to beginning the clinical level of the program.
TOEFL and international students
For students whose first language is not English, we require a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (does not include speaking section) on the written test, 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) that includes a speaking section, or a 213 on the computer-based test. Students who take the IELTS must obtain a score of 6.5 or higher. EMU’s Intensive English Program is available helps students with certain TOEFL scores achieve the level of English skill required to succeed in a degree program. Upon successful completion of the IEP, up to 15 credits may be applied to a degree program.
Also, a NACES member credential evaluation is required for all foreign university transcripts. Incoming EMU students often use World Education Services. Learn more by reading our admissions checklist for international students.
Application deadlines for clinical level of program
Application deadline for fall semester is February 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by March 30.
Application deadline for spring semester is June 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by July 30.