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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission to the University of Mount Union is on a rolling basis for all undergraduate students, with notification beginning on September 15, 2013. Nursing degree candidates are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible as space in this program is limited.

  • Admission to the direct-entry nursing program will be competitive, with notification being made no later than April 1 prior to the upcoming fall semester’s enrollment. (Limited opportunity for spring semester enrollment may be available and will be handled on a case-by-case basis for any given term of study).
  • The application review process will include, but will not be limited to, a review of all coursework taken, grades achieved in each course, overall high school grade point average, class rank and test scores as well as any recommendation or reference forms required.

First time students who are completing or have recently completed high school:
Priority consideration for admission to the nursing program begins at the following academic levels:

  • Admission to the University of Mount Union and
  • A cumulative high school grade point average of a B+ (3.3 on a scale of 4.0) and
  • Grades of “B” or higher in high school lab-based biology and chemistry coursework or a sub score of 24 or higher on the Science Reasoning Portion of the ACT and
  • An ACT composite score of 23 or higher

Students demonstrating exceptional academic potential through alternative, but related academic indicators (e.g. rank in class, SAT score, dual credit or AP coursework etc.), may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the admission committee.

Nursing Degree Admission Requirements:

  1. Apply and be admitted to the University, meeting all normal admission requirements. If you are a prospective student who has already applied to the University of Mount Union, and you are now interested in applying to the nursing program, please email the Office of Admission (admission@mountunion.edu) to be forwarded a supplemental application. If you are a current Mount Union student and are interested in applying to the nursing program, please contact Nezam Al-Nsair (alnsaine@mountunion.edu) to obtain a supplemental application.
  2. Indicate nursing as the first academic interest on the application for admission.
  3. Complete the questions specific to nursing applicants within your online application to the University of Mount Union.
  4. Two letters of Recommendation. At least one recommendation must speak to your qualities, ability, preparation, or interest in nursing. Letters must be sent directly to the Mount Union Office of Admission by the application deadline.
     
    University of Mount Union
    Office of Admission
    1972 Clark Avenue
    Alliance, OH 44601

  5. Personal Statement submitted with your application to the University of Mount Union, describing why you want to be a nurse.

    By taking steps 1-5 above, you have notified us that you are applying for admission to Mount Union and into the nursing program.  

  6. *Ability to meet the Technical Standards of the nursing program: Nursing students must be able to perform certain mental, physical, and other tasks that are essential in providing care for their patients.  After being admitted to the Nursing Major, nursing students must submit a signed certification statement stating that they believe that they can meet these standards with or without reasonable accommodation. The statement must be confirmed by physical examination by a professional healthcare provider.

  7. *Annual Criminal Background Check: Students enrolled in the nursing program must complete a Criminal Background Check annually prior to beginning clinical courses in sophomore year. Students enrolled in the nursing program must meet the requirements mandated by the clinical agencies, which includes a satisfactory criminal background check consistent with the agencies’ screening requirements for their employees.
  8. *Health Data and Clinical Requirements: Students enrolled in the nursing program must complete all Department of Nursing Health Data and Clinical Requirements prior they start their clinical courses in their sophomore year.
  9. Note: There is no advanced placement within the Mount Union Nursing Program.

* Note that these are mandatory requirement that must be completed prior to beginning of clinical. Clinical courses begins in Fall of Sophomore year, documents must be received by the Department of Nursing no later than by end of May prior to your sophomore year.

Let us know of your interest in a nursing degree.