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Fast Track Traditional BSN Pathway (36-Month Plan)

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the University of Mount Union with an interest in the Fast Track Traditional BSN pathway in nursing, will be admitted directly as a nursing major. The admission criteria for the 36-month plan will remain the same as the admission criteria of the traditional nursing program. In addition, applicants must transfer in a foundation course (see below). Transfer credits will be evaluated by the university registrar, and nursing chair/or designee. If all first-year curriculum requirements are satisfactorily met, students are assured placement in the clinical nursing sequence for the summer semester.  The progression criteria are elevated for the Fast Track pathway.           

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
• Must transfer in an A, S, or H Foundation Course

**May need additional credits to meet the 128-credit requirement for graduation. Transfer credits will be evaluated by nursing advisor and department chair/or designee.

Applicants 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 program faculty. Applicants are strongly encouraged to place out of language requirement.

Program Progression

Fast Track Nursing students must achieve the following conditions for progression to the nursing sequence in the second year of the program: 1). a grade of “B” or higher and, 2). a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in selected first-year courses. These courses are:

• Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
• Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
• Foundations of Chemistry with lab
• Organic & Biochemistry for Nursing with lab
• Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
• Introduction to Concepts in Nursing Practice

If a student does not achieve these benchmarks, they will be transitioned to the 4-year traditional plan. Likewise, if a student receives a C- or below in any nursing course they will be transitioned to the 4-year traditional plan.