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To be considered for acceptance into Villanova's RN to BSN online degree program, you must have:
Applicants must submit the following:
* Must be submitted two months prior to starting clinical courses and be current through completion of clinical courses, or you cannot enroll in NUR 4113 or NUR 4117.
** The background check is required for review prior to completion of the second session.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is not required. Applicants who graduated from a non-U.S. institution of higher education may be required to provide additional documentation and/or international background checks through approved providers.
Applicants must have already satisfied the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher:
|Physical Science/Math(14 credits total)|
|Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|Cell Biology & Genetics, or|
|General Biology I, or|
|Chemistry or Biology||3|
|Humanities (6 credits total)|
|English Composition and Literature||3|
|Social Behavioral Science (12 credits total)|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective**||3|
|Nursing Transfer Credits (GPA = 2.75 or higher)||30|
* Humanities Electives may be selected from: philosophy, religious studies, literature, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, classics, and history
** Social/Behavioral Science Electives may be selected from: sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, political science, economics, geography, education, women’s studies, peace & justice
RN to BSN Admission Types
Applicants for the RN to BSN program are admitted under regular (matriculated) admission only.
Applicants who are graduates of foreign universities with a foreign degree must also submit an official transcript or proof of degree from all degree-granting institutions as well as a report of TOEFL scores. TOEFL exam is required for all applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents unless their undergraduate degree is from a U.S. institution or equivalent. Minimum score on internet-based test: 85; Minimum score on paper-based test: 550. Villanova may also accept test scores from Institute for Language and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum test score of 7. Villanova requires that all foreign university transcripts undergo a course-by-course evaluation for all non-degree bearing and degree-bearing transcripts from one of the following agencies: CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools), WES (World Education Services) or Josef Silny & Associates. Applicants are responsible for all fees for such evaluations and must make arrangements with the credential evaluation company to send and receive their documents. The credentials evaluation must be sent to Bisk Education by the credentials agency or submitted by the student in a sealed envelope. All foreign transcripts must be transcribed into English by the Credentials Evaluation Service. International background checks will be reviewed prior to the student completing their second session (completion of 4th course).