High School Applicants
High school students admitted to the Breen School of Nursing
as a Nursing major benefit from direct admission to one of the best nursing programs in the region. A seat is held in clinical work for all directly admitted Nursing majors, which begins in the sophomore year.
To be considered for admission to the 4-year BSN program in the Breen School of Nursing, high school applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.75
- A composite ACT of 20 or SAT of 1000 (CR + M only)
- In addition to meeting the criteria for admission to Ursuline College, nursing applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in algebra, biology with lab, and chemistry with a C+ or higher in each these courses. Applicants who have not demonstrated such proficiency may be admitted as pre-nursing students or admitted to the College, but not to the nursing program. Pre-nursing students must reapply to the Breen School of Nursing once enrolled at Ursuline College.
Interested in Ursuline's innovative new 3-year BSN program? Learn more about admission requirements for the 3-Year BSN program.
In addition to your online application, prospective transfer Nursing majors must submit:
Transfer applicants with less than 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours must also submit:
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or adviser.
- Letter of “Good Standing” only if previously enrolled in any nursing program. This letter must come from the Dean or Program Director of your previous program.
- Official high school transcripts or GED
- Results from the ACT or SAT exam (only if under age 23)
- Ursuline College "super scores" both the ACT and SAT, considering only the best subscores, even if achieved on different test dates
- ACT or SAT scores can be submitted directly from the testing agency
To be considered for admission to the Breen School of Nursing, Transfer applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Required sciences (anatomy & physiology, general chemistry, organic/biochemistry and microbiology) may be attempted only twice, including courses taken at any previous schools. Earning a grade lower than a C or withdrawing from one of these courses will be considered unsuccessful attempts.
- All science courses being transferred to Ursuline College must be taken within the last seven years. This includes anatomy & physiology, general chemistry, organic/biochemistry and microbiology.
Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program Applicants
Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program students need must submit (after acceptance to Ursuline College):
- Accelerated BSN Student Data Form
- Updated Resume
Note: Students denied admission to the nursing or pre-nursing may not re-apply to the nursing program.