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General Admissions Requirements for the Nursing Major
  1. You must apply to Methodist University and be a current, accepted student at the time of your application to the Nursing program. Typically, applications to the Nursing program are done during your sophomore year. For information on the MU Admissions process, please contact our Admissions department at (910) 630-7027 or visit their website.
  2. Completion of Pre-nursing courses with a grade of "C" or higher (no C-). Pre-nursing courses include:

    PNU 2030 - Notes on Nursing
    HCA 2300 - Medical Terminology
    PSY 1010 - General Psychology
    MAT 2220 - Statistics
    CHE 1510 - General Chemistry
    BIO 3060 - Anatomy & Physiology I
    BIO 3070 - Microbiology
    BIO 3080 - Anatomy & Physiology II

    Notes about coursework:
    We strongly recommend you have all common core coursework completed prior to beginning your NUR courses. Because clinical schedules will vary each semester based on availability, it could be very difficult to arrange traditional courses around clinical times.

    There are no time restrictions on the prerequisite coursework. Any course with a letter grade of C or below must be retaken to count. You may only attempt to retake a prerequisite course one time.

    Applicants can make application to the program if there are coursework deficiencies. However, to be admissible, applicants must be in progress or have a plan in place to complete the coursework deficiencies by the program's start date in August. There are no substitutions or exceptions for required coursework and applicants must receive a letter grade in each course.

    To benefit the applicant upon matriculation and to make an application more competitive, if you are a transfer student, it is highly recommended coursework be taken at a four-year regionally accredited college or university, or at a community college through a college transfer program. Typically, community college coursework for upper-level biology and chemistry requirements will not transfer into a four year institution, and specifically at MU. Therefore, it is strongly recommended coursework such as A&P and Microbiology be taken at a four institution to ensure the course is being taken at the appropriate level.

    Online courses in math, psychology, and medical terminology have been accepted, but online courses for biology and chemistry requirements are highly discouraged.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. If you are a transfer student, "cumulative" means we will look at all college level courses taken, not just your MU courses.
  4. A composite score of proficient (58.7) or higher on the TEAS V examination. Scores are valid for 3 years. Click here for more information on the TEAS V exam.
  5. Validation of the nursing program essential functions for admission, progression, and graduation. Click here for a copy of the essential functions form.
  6. Completed Physical and required immunizations. Click here for a copy of our physical form and a list of immunizations.
  7. Current American Heart Association BLS CPR for healthcare professionals.
  8. Cleared background check to include criminal acts, academic honor code and/or behavior violations.
  9. Cleared drug screen.
  10. Although not a requirement for admission, the following items may help you be more competitive during the application selections process:
    1. Reading Comprehension score of 78.0 or higher on the TEAS V exam.
    2. Previously earned Master's, Bachelor's, or Associate's Degree (in any subject).
    3. Previous healthcare experience such as CNA, LPN, EMT, Medic, Health Care Administration, etc.