Program Progression

Progression Into The Nursing Program


Your acceptance to Baptist University gives you entry into the Nursing program! 

You will be assigned a General Studies faculty advisor and have access to a Nursing faculty resource at your initial advising session. They will help you identify the courses needed to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and set the date for when you will begin your Nursing coursework and clinical experiences. Each term your advisor will review your coursework and let you know what you need to do, including the courses you need to complete, to stay on track and progress to your Nursing and clinical experiences.

Progression to Nursing Coursework – Minimum Criteria

  • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.0 in science and math courses.
  • Complete all lower division pre-clinical courses listed below with a minimum 2.8 GPA and a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses (46 credit hours) by the end of the trimester prior to taking the first nursing (NSG) course.  
  • A & P I & II* (8 hours)
  • Baptist University Experience (1 hour)
  • College Algebra or Elements of Calculus (3 hours)
  • English Composition I & II (6 hours)
  • General Psychology (3 hours)
  • Religion, Literature, Philosophy, Medical Sociology, US Health Care Systems, or General Elective ** (9 of 18 hours)
  • Nutrition (3 hours)
  • Pathophysiology* (3 hours)
  • Speech Fundamentals or Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
  • Statistics (3 hours)
  • Writing for the Health Care Professions (1 hour)
  • Human Growth and Development (3 hours)       

*Science courses must have been completed within five (5) years of the date of entrance to the University. If additional time lapses between the time the credit was earned and the start of NSG courses, the student may be asked to audit the course to validate currency of knowledge.

**General Elective requirement can be met by completing any course in the following areas of knowledge: Humanities, Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, History, or Foreign Language. The remaining 9 hours can be taken with the nursing curriculum (NSG courses) prior to Adult Health Concepts I.

  • Microbiology (4 hours) (If not previously taken within (5) years of the date of entrance to the University with a grade of “C” or better, will be completed during the first trimester enrolled in clinical nursing [NSG] courses).
  • Students who are transferring from any other accredited nursing program must submit a letter of good standing from the dean/director of the previous nursing program and a college transcript verifying passing grades of “C” or better in the nursing courses. Before transfer credit is considered, a course syllabus must be provided for review by the academic dean. Applicants with less that a “C” received from another institution in a nursing course will not be eligible for consideration. This includes repeated courses in which a grade above “C” was earned.
  • Review/Understand the Technical Standards for Nursing.
  • Participate in an interview, if required.

A sample curriculum plan can be found at


Nursing - BSN - Admissions Information

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General Requirements
To obtain a bachelor of science in nursing degree, students are required to successfully complete a total of 122 semester hours of course work. The program is designed to accommodate high school graduates and transfer students.

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