Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Traditional BSN Admission Requirements 

Program Admission

Admission to the Nursing Program occurs after a student is admitted to the University. The Nursing Program admission is competitive, and the program has a limited number of seats in each cohort.  Admission to Manchester University does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program.

Direct Admission
Qualified high school seniors can apply for direct admission into the Manchester Nursing Program. Direct admission assures a student a seat in the cohort, and students remain eligible provided they maintain a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.0 GPA in required science courses at Manchester: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and Chemistry.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed and considered until the cohort is filled. Seats are limited, so apply soon! 


Direct Admission Requirements: 

  • GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale 
  • SAT score of 1100 on the Math and Reading sections OR an ACT score of 20
  • College Prep courses in high school, including three lab sciences

Students who meet initial requirements will be invited to campus for an interview that will include a writing sample. 

We know that the impact of COVID-19 has been challenging to students applying to college. These additional experiences will enhance your application but are not essential requirements:

  • High school coursework that includes:
    • One year of Psychology
    • One year of Anatomy and Physiology 
  • 30 hours of community service 
  • 50 volunteer or employed hours in a health care setting OR completion of a high school health science-focused program 


Standard Admission
Students who aren’t accepted by direct admission or who decide to apply for the nursing program after starting another major at Manchester may apply for standard admission during their sophomore year, allowing them time to satisfy the requirements listed below. Admission to the program is limited, however, so acceptance will depend on the availability of openings at the time of admission. 

Standard Admission Requirements:

  • 30 hours of college-level work to include Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology, and Introduction to Nursing with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and a 3.0 GPA or higher in the science courses listed above
  • A proficient score on the TEAS Exam
  • An on-campus interview
  • Submission of an on-campus, prompted writing sample

These additional experiences will enhance your application but are not essential requirements:

  • 30 hours of community service
  • 50 volunteer or employed hours in a health care setting OR completion of a high school health science-focused program.



  • Regarding International Student Admissions
    Manchester University’s Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program does not have approval from Homeland Security to accept international students for the fall 2021 semester. International Students are not eligible to apply to the Traditional BSN Program at this time.

     

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