A: Once a student has earned 24 credit hours in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) core
coursework, he or she must have a program GPA of 2.8 or higher to continue in the major of
Focus Area Health Professions.
A: The program GPA is calculated using all attempts of core courses that are required in the
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Course withdrawals are not included in this
calculation. If any of the applicable courses have been repeated, all attempts are included in this
calculation; excluding withdrawal.
Q: What happens if I do not meet the 2.8 program GPA after 24 hours have been earned?
A: Students who do not meet a 2.8 program GPA after 24 hours are earned may not continue in
the Focus Area Health Profession major and must choose another major by the end of that
semester or will automatically be changed to a major in Health and Community Wellness.
Q: Does it look “bad” for my Nursing School admission if I withdraw from a class?
A: There is only one application for the BSN Program. When completing their application,
students will list their program of first choice. If a student is admitted, their program of first
choice is taken into consideration.
A: Students are encouraged very early on to begin preparing for admission. If admitted,
students will need to budget $3,000 for out-of-pocket expenses related to Nursing School. More
information regarding the breakdown of those expenses can be found in the BSN Handbook
Q: I do not have reliable transportation. Will I need to have a vehicle once I am in the program?