A 3.0 GPA or higher in all nursing prerequisite courses.

All required prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better

You have a total of two retakes to achieve a grade of C- or higher in all of your prerequisites.

At least three of the five required natural science courses (BIOH 201, BIO 211, BIOM 250, CHMY 121, and CHMY 123) must be completed with a grade of C- or better, and one of those three must be BIOH 201, to apply.

It is simple, pay a $50 fee to CON and obtain an official permission form from the Registrar’s office to take each challenge examination. An additional $30/credit fee is required to have the grade recorded on a transcript.
If you fail a challenge, then you must enroll in and complete the course.
Unsatisfactory completion of two or more clinical courses in ONE semester does not necessarily warrant removal from the program. However, unsatisfactory completion (a grade below C-) of two or more required nursing course(s) with clinical labaratories in two different semesters prohibits continuation in the undergraduate nursing curriculum.

Failures in two different semesters prohibits continuing in the program. Students who wish to be reinstated may file an appeal for review by the College of Nursing Scholastic Appeal Committee.

While completing the Nursing CAS application, students are asked to rank the campuses in order of their preference. Preferences are honored in descending order by academic rank.

In the case of a tie in applicants the following will be evaluated in this order:
  • GPA in sciences
  • Number of sciences completed at application (3/5 required at application)
  • Number of pre-requisite courses completed at application

The CON works directly with scholarship-based programs across the university to support the mission of the university to support student participants. Please work collaboratively with your program director during the application process.

Yes, unless it is due to circumstances beyond a student’s control (i.e. death in the family, serious illness, etc.). In that event, the campus director will work with the student to attempt to make up the orientation. However, in rare circumstances, if the necessary resources to make up the class/clinical orientation are unavailable a student may be dropped from the course.

Yes, if a student fails to conform to reasonable standards of performance or behavior or when, in the judgement of the faculty member, reasonable supervision is inadequate to ensure patient welfare.

Yes, there is a detailed undergraduate skills checklist which corresponds to each course and allows a student to record and rate their own skill performance as they progress through the program and is also used in working with the preceptors in the program.


Transfer FAQs


Transfer students, particularly out of state students, are encouraged to get in touch with MRJCON as soon as possible to have transcripts evaluated.