Target Group:  Basic BSN and RN-BSN Students

Policy Type:  New Policy


To identify practices in the  BSN and RN-BSN programs for admission and readmission of pre-nursing and nursing students.


  1. Students admitted to the BSN and RN-BSN nursing major must formally accept or decline admission in writing prior to beginning of the semester to which the student has been admitted.
    1. Students who have been accepted to the BSN program but decline acceptance for any reason must reapply to the program and compete with the applicant pool for the semester in which they request admission for the second time.
    2. BSN students have only two opportunities to decline admission in writing prior to losing their eligibility to apply.
    3. Students who have been accepted to the RN-BSN program but decline acceptance for any reason must declare a new admission target date. The RN-BSN admission process is not competitive and is available for RN-BSN students who have successfully completed the required pre-requisite courses.
  2. Students admitted to the BSN program who withdraw from or fail nursing course(s) within the first semester must reapply for admission.
    1. Students who withdraw from course work within the first semester will have one opportunity for readmission.
    2. Reapplication must be within the time frame that would allow the student timely completion of the program.
    3. Students must adhere to the published dates for application.
  3. Students who have failed to register for each sequential semester once accepted into either the BSN or RN-BSN program will be seen as having interrupted their academic progress.
    1. Students must have completed one semester of study in the nursing program to be considered out of sequence students.
    2. Students who have interrupted their program of study for any reason must submit a written request to return at least one semester in advance of their return. The request is submitted to the Admission, Progression, Graduation committee for deliberation.
    3. Students who are considered out of sequence* will be placed back in their required course work based on transcript evaluation, review of non-academic performance (i.e. Essential Abilities, Student Code of Conduct, etc) and space availability.

*A student in the nursing program is considered out of sequence when their academic progress has been interrupted for any reason and the student fails to register for each sequential semester.

Effective Date:  Summer 1994

Approved by:  Admission, Progression, Graduation Committee: December 7, 2009
Approved by:  Council of Nursing Faculty: December 12, 2009

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