Application Requirements

Saint Anthony College of Nursing conducts its program and implements policies on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to race, age, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, military service, status upon military discharge, disability or handicap, creed, or any other classes protected by law. The Board, administration, and faculty affirm that all students in a College of Nursing degree program must possess intellectual, physical, ethical, emotional, and interpersonal capabilities necessary to complete that degree and to achieve the levels of competency required for safe professional nursing practice at that level. Disabled individuals who apply to Saint Anthony College of Nursing are considered on an individual basis and in compliance with state and federal laws. The College cherishes its right and duty to seek and retain individuals who will make a positive contribution to all aspects of the College Mission.

 

BSN

1. A completed application for admission to the BSN degree program must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs with the appropriate application fee.

2. Official transcripts must be on file from all colleges and universities showing the completion of at least 32 out of the 64 prerequisite credits and at least one course in anatomy/physiology, microbiology or college chemistry and a minimum grade point average of those science courses of at least 2.7 on a 4 point scale.  A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is also required.  Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university for a grade of "C" or above to be considered as transfer credit. Credit may also be awarded for acceptable scores on AP or CLEP tests (as recommended by the American Council on Education) in appropriate subject areas.  Transcripts are considered official only when sent directly from the reporting institution.

Prerequisite Transfer Credits:

NURSING PREREQUISITES (CR)
Anatomy & Physiology (4)
College Chemistry (3)
Microbiology (4)
Nutrition (3)
Statistics or College Algebra (3)
Developmental Psychology (3)
Total for Nursing Prerequisites (20)
   
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE (CR)
English Composition--1st sem (3)
English Composition--2nd sem (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
Science Elective (4)
General Psychology (3)
Speech (3)
Philosophy or Humanities (3)
Cultural Diversity (3)
Fine Arts (3)
Social/Behavioral Science (3)
Biology Elective (4)
Electives (3)
Electives (3)
Electives (3)
Total for General Education (44)

Any transcript may be submitted prior to application, to receive an individual transfer evaluation.  Applicants are encouraged to consult with the admissions representative regarding plans to fulfill the prerequisites before registering for those courses. Considering the cost and time involved in the mechanism of completing the prerequisites, prior consultation will benefit the applicant in the event that the applicant's plan does not meet the criteria. All prerequisite courses and/or proficiency examinations and other agreed upon requirements, must be completed before an applicant is granted final acceptance.

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3. Three professional references must be submitted, and found to be acceptable as supporting admission.  At least one must be from a current or recent college liberal arts/science instructor (a science professor or instructor is preferred). Forms will be supplied to the applicant upon receipt of the application for admission. No personal references will be accepted.

4. Each student who is applying will be required to take pre-admission testing prior to their interview and review by the Academic Standards committee.


5. A personal interview will be conducted by a College representative.   A written statement of personal, professional, educational and career goals must be completed on campus at the time of the personal interview. This statement will be reviewed both for content and proficiency in written communication.

Applicants will sign a release form for criminal background information at the time of the interview. No refund of tuition or fees will be given due to background check records of concern.

6. For those applicants whose primary language is not English, a passing TOEFL score is required.

7. Verification of Transfer/Withdrawal/Dismissal Form must be completed if an applicant has attended another nursing or professional health care program, but did not satisfactorily complete that program.

8. Admitted students must be in good physical and mental health and be able to carry out the functions of a nursing student as determined solely by the College.  A physical exam within six (6) months of entrance into the BSN degree program is required.  Verification of all required immunizations must be provided.  Specific health requirements will be determined by the College, and/or government and clinical agency mandates.

9.  Evidence of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation training must be submitted in accordance with College's CPR policy.

10. Verification of health/accident insurance must be on file in the Student Affairs Office in accordance with College's Insurance Requirements Policy.

 

High School Student Applicants

A high school student who has completed at least seven semesters of high school with a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher, and at least 2 1/2 years of high school sciences may request provisional acceptance.  A completed application for admission to the BSN degree program must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs with the appropriate application fee.  High School transcripts must be submitted along with a plan of study that meets the pre-requisites and general education core required for admission into Saint Anthony College of Nursing, and all other application requirements must be met.

 

Admissions Review

Applications for admission are reviewed using a tiered system:

First Tier: Applicants with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a prior bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  First tier applicants must have all admission documentation on file by September 15 for October review for admission to the following fall semester or by February 15 for March review for admission to the following spring semester.

Second Tier: All other applicants with a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA or those who did not meet the first tier deadline.  Second tier applicants must have all admission documentation on file by February 15 for March review for admission to the following fall semester or by September 15 for October review for the following spring semester.

 

Admissions Decision

Decisions regarding the acceptance of each applicant are made by the Academic Standards Committee based upon fulfillment of admission requirements approved by the Faculty and College Board. The College retains the right to accept the most highly qualified applicants as determined by the College. 

 

Provisional Acceptance

A student who has completed at least 32 of the general education core and/or nursing prerequisite semester credits including at least one class in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, or chemistry, (required GPA for these specific science courses is 2.7) and has submitted appropriate application materials may request application review and provisional acceptance into Saint Anthony College of Nursing.  Appropriate application materials include a completed application and application fee, transcripts of college courses taken, letters of recommendation, personal interview, and, if requested other academic verifications.

A high school student who has completed at least seven (equivalent to) (7) semesters of high school with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and at least 2 1/2 years of high school sciences may request provisional acceptance to Saint Anthony College of Nursing if the student submits appropriate application materials and a plan of study that meets the pre-requisites and general education core required for admission into Saint Anthony College of Nursing.  Appropriate application materials include a completed application and application fee, high school transcripts, transcripts of college courses if applicable, letters of recommendation, personal interview, ACT or SAT scores and, if requested other academic verifications.

Upon receipt of provisional acceptance, an applicant must submit a tuition deposit within 30 days.  This deposit is semester specific, non-refundable, and non-transferable.

 

Admissions Procedure

1. Applicants may apply to the Saint Anthony College of Nursing BSN program after successful completion of 32 semester credits of prerequisite college credits including one course in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, or chemistry from a regionally accredited institution and submission of appropriate application materials.  Provisional acceptance may be given after the completion of 32 semester credits.  The cumulative GPA required is 2.5 for all courses and 2.7 GPA for the required science courses (anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and chemistry).

A high school student who has completed at least seven (7) semesters of high school with a GPA of  3.25 or higher, and at least 2 ½ years of high school sciences may request  provisional acceptance to Saint Anthony College of Nursing if the student submits appropriate application materials and a plan of study that meets the pre-requisites and general education core required for admission into Saint Anthony College of Nursing.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with a Saint Anthony College of Nursing admission representative regarding plans to fulfill the prerequisites before registering for courses.  Considering the cost and time involved in the mechanism of completing the prerequisites, this is to benefit the applicant in the event that the applicant's plan does not meet the criteria.  All prerequisite courses and/or proficiency examinations and other agreed upon requirements, must be completed before an applicant is granted final acceptance.

2. Completed application form with non-refundable fee is to be submitted.

3. Official transcripts of all courses taken at postsecondary institutions must be mailed directly from each college or university attended to the admissions office at Saint Anthony College of Nursing.

4. Applicants are to make an appointment for a personal interview with a College admission representative after transcripts and letters of recommendation have been received.  Applicants will be asked to write their statements of personal, professional, educational, and career goals at the time of their personal interview.  An additional interview with the Dean and/or Academic Standards Committee may be requested.

5.  Applicants must schedule the admissions testing through the Student Affairs Office.  Test scores are included in the committee review materials.

6. After provisional acceptance an updated transcript is required for any courses taken prior to enrollment in the College of Nursing.

7. A physical examination including medical history must be completed and documentation submitted within six months prior to enrollment to the College.

Documentation of the following immunizations or titer/health history must be submitted:

A. Immunizations:

1. Polio

2. Measles (Rubeola), mumps, and Rubella

3. Chicken Pox or varicella          

B. T.B. Tests:

1. A two-step T.B. skin test upon admission to the College (the second step must be within three weeks of enrollment), and an annual T. B. skin test thereafter and/or  annual T.B. assessment by the College Health Nurse

C. Vaccination with Hepatitis B vaccine or a signed release form for Hepatitis B Vaccine.  Affiliating agencies where students have clinical experience may require additional tests. Students will be notified by the College when testing is requested by the agencies.  Obtaining necessary examinations and tests is the responsibility of the student.

8. Applications for admission are reviewed using a tiered basis.

A.  Fall Semester: First tier (those with a prior bachelors degree and at least a 2.5 GPA, or those without a prior bachelors degree with at least a 3.0 GPA) must have all required admission materials in the Student Affairs Office no later than September 15 for admission the fall of the next year.  This tier will be reviewed in mid-October for the following fall term.  Second tier (all other applicants or those who did not meet the first tier deadline) must have all required admission materials in the Student Affairs Office no later than February 15.  This tier will be reviewed in mid-March.  After this date, files may be reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee on a space-available basis.

B.  Spring Semester:  First tier (those with a prior bachelors degree and at least a 2.5 GPA, or those without a prior bachelors degree with at least a 3.0 GPA) must have all required admission materials in the Student Affairs Office no later than February 15 for admission for spring of the next year.  This tier will be reviewed in mid-March for the following spring term.  Second tier (all other applicants or those who did not meet the first tier deadline) must have all required admission materials in the Student Affairs Office no later than September 15.  This tier will be reviewed in mid-October.  After this date, files may be reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee on a space-available basis.

C.  Summer review is on an as needed basis and at the discretion of the Academic Standards committee.

D.   Registered Nurses who are ready for admission may be reviewed on a rolling basis.

9. Students who are granted provisional acceptance must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit as defined below within 30 days of notification of acceptance to confirm their desire to attend Saint Anthony College of Nursing. Proof of tuition deposit is required prior to registration.

  • Students planning to enroll in a clinical course for their first semester as a BSN

student must pay a tuition deposit of $200.

  • Students planning to enroll in only non-clinical courses during their first semester as a BSN student must pay a tuition deposit of $50.

10. When the provisional acceptance slots for a semester are filled, a student requesting provisional acceptance may be placed on a waiting list.  The student will be ranked based on GPA and other admission criteria, then notified of their position on the waiting list.

11. Final acceptance will be granted after all admission requirements have been met and verified.  Final official transcripts are due no later than the first day of New Student Orientation for that term.

 

Submission of Documents

It is the applicant's responsibility to have transcripts from all completed course work and all other appropriate documents necessary to comply with admission requirements submitted to the Office of Student Affairs for evaluation.  Falsification or incomplete documents may be grounds for denial of admission. Admission materials will be kept on file for 24 months. Transcripts are considered official only when sent directly from the reporting institution.

All documents submitted to Saint Anthony College of Nursing for admission or transfer purposes (e.g. medical records, transcripts, test scores, etc.) become the property of the College. These documents or copies of documents will not be released to a student, nor will they be forwarded to other educational institutions or agencies. A student needing copies of documents from other institutions must contact those institutions directly.

 

Acceptance of Credit from Regionally Accredited Colleges or Universities

Courses from a regionally accredited college or university program will be evaluated for transfer credit on an individual basis by the Curriculum Chair and the applicable Course Coordinator for undergraduate students and the Acting Dean of Graduate Program for graduate students.  Applicable credit for courses taken no more than five years prior to enrollment at Saint Anthony College of Nursing will be awarded by the College upon recommendation of the Curriculum Chair and the applicable Course Coordinator and upon recommendation of the Acting Dean of Graduate Program for graduate students. A student wishing credit for courses taken more than five years prior to enrollment may request permission to demonstrate proficiency in a manner determined as appropriate by the College.

All transfer work must have an earned grade of C or better for the undergraduate students and a B or better for graduate students.

Students accepted and enrolled at Saint Anthony College of Nursing are to request approval of courses taken to meet Saint Anthony College of Nursing graduation requirement prior to registration.

The College reserves the right to charge a posting fee for nursing courses transferred after final acceptance. Ordinarily, a posting fee of 50% of the current tuition will be charged for undergraduate courses taken by Saint Anthony College of Nursing students after receiving final acceptance in Saint Anthony College of Nursing.  A student who is accepted, enrolled and paying full tuition at the time the course is taken and posted mya request waiver of the posting fee.  Tuition waivers will be granted by the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs upon approval of the Dean.

 

Core Performance Standards

All students will be expected to demonstrate Core Performance Standards relevant to motion skills, communication, interpersonal relationships, vision, hearing, touch, mobility and critical thinking to complete the BSN program. Reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with College Policy. Contact the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs for specifics.

 

Admission of the Student-at-Large

The College may accept Students-at-Large (SAL) wishing to enroll in courses non-pursuant to a degree.  Acceptance as a SAL does not guarantee admission into the degree program.  If a SAL later wished to pursue degree seeking status in the Saint Anthony College of Nursing the student must apply according to the BSN or MSN degree program admission process.  Credit earned as a SAL at Saint Anthony College of Nursing will be considered should the student pursue a degree at Saint Anthony College of Nursing.  A maximum of 15 undergraduate credits as a non-degree student may be applied to the BSN requirements and 10 graduate credits earned as an SAL at from Saint Anthony College of Nursing may be applied to the MSN requirements.

Students at large are subject to College policies and regulations.  Tuition and fees for students at large and degree seeking students are the same.  Neither Title IV Financial Aid nor College scholarships are awarded through the College of Nursing to non-degree seeking students. 

Students who wish to enroll as a student-at-large must submit a completed Student-at-Large application and fee.  Official transcripts documenting required prerequisites are to be sent directly to the College.  Priority registration is given to degree seeking students. 

Any student who wishes to enroll in a clinical course must meet health, insurance, and CPR requirements.  Clinical students are expected to meet clinical competency requirements.