Nursing Science

Generic/Traditional Program Information

Enrollment Information

Applying to the St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a separate process from applying to St. Cloud State University. For information on applying to the university please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-877-654-7278 or at scsu4u@stcloudstate.edu

You are eligible to apply for admission to the nursing program if you are a currently enrolled/admitted SCSU student and you have all of the preadmission courses either completed or in progress. Students who have met the preadmission course requirements and are ready to apply to the major program, please continue with the admissions process.

Prerequisite Courses

Students are required to successfully complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C (2.00) or better and have an overall prerequisite course GPA of 2.75 or higher.  No prerequisite course may be taken S/U.  If a prerequisite course grade is C- or below, this course must be repeated.

Prerequisite Courses (Individuals without a degree)

  • ENGL 191 (4cr) Intro to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing
  • CMST 192 (3cr) Intro to Communication Studies
  • MATH/STAT 193 (3cr) Mathematical/Statistical Thinking
  • PHIL 194 (3cr) Critical Reasoning
  • PHIL 212 (3cr) Moral Problems and Theories
  • PSY 240 (3cr) Developmental Psychology
  • SOC 160 (3cr) Principles of Sociology
  • BIOL 202 (4cr) Human Anatomy and Physiology I1
  • BIOL 204 (4cr) Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 206 (4cr) Introductory Microbiology
  • CHEM 141 (5cr) Intro to Organic and Biochemistry2

Prerequisite Courses (Individuals with an AA degree)

  • BIOL 202 (4cr) Human Anatomy and Physiology I1
  • BIOL 204 (4cr)Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 206 (4cr) Introductory Microbiology
  • CHEM 141 (5cr) Intro to Organic and Biochemistry2
  • PSY 240 (3cr) Developmental Psychology

Prerequisite Courses (Individuals with a BS/BA/BES degree)

  • BIOL 202 (4cr) Human Anatomy and Physiology I1
  • BIOL 204 (4cr) Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 206 (4cr) Introductory Microbiology
  • CHEM 141 (5cr) Intro to Organic and Biochemistry2
  • PSY 240 (3cr) Developmental Psychology

1Placement exam required.  Some students will need BIOL 151 or BIOL 103 prior to BIOL 202.  BIOL 202 is only offered Fall Semester; Biology 204 is only offered Spring Semester.

2Placement exam required.  Some students will need CHEM 131 prior to CHEM 141.  Chemistry 141 is offered Spring and Summer Semesters and only offered online during Fall Semester.

Transferring Courses to SCSU

The Department of Nursing will accept equivalent courses transferred from other institutions, provided SCSU has determined the equivalency.  You can find more information about course equivalencies by checking the Minnesota Course Applicability System (www.mncas.org) or by checking with the Student Services Coordinator in the Nursing Department. 

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

See the St. Cloud State University Catalog for SCSU general education requirements and additional course descriptions.

Example of a Four Year Plan

View the Degree Map for Nursing (PDF).

Admission to the Major

The application deadline for admission to the nursing program is June 1 for Spring Semester and January 5 for Fall Semester.. Your application is complete only when all materials have been received by the Department of Nursing. It is the student’s responsibility to be certain all materials are received by the due date. Late and incomplete applications are not reviewed. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Admission to the nursing major is highly competitive. Application does not assure admission.

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