Students apply to the nursing program during the fall semester of their sophomore year and if accepted, will begin the nursing program in the spring of their sophomore year.
To prepare for your application to nursing:
Maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA at CSS and plan to complete a minimum of 48 college credits by the end of Fall Semester of the sophomore year.
Certified transcript of any course taken at other institutions on file with CSS Registrar.
Follow the nursing schema for nursing pre- and co-requisites.
Earn a grade of C or higher in all courses required for nursing taken at CSS and a grade of B or higher in the courses taken at another institution.
Complete BIO 1036 or BIO 2001 prior to Fall of the sophomore year to prepare for the Anatomy/Physiology sequence.
Plan to take Anatomy/Physiology I prior to NSG 2200.
Upon application students will need to:
The following information is provided for students intending to apply to the Undergraduate Nursing Program. Materials/Forms necessary for this process include:
CPR certification implies successful completion of the 2 year expiration Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR course for adults, children and infants. Other types of CPR courses do not meet this requirement. CPR certification MUST BE RENEWED PRIOR TO THE FALL TERM IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR IN WHICH IT EXPIRES.
Students should check with the Registrar's Office to ensure that transcripts from other institutions have been received. Applicants will be at a disadvantage if coursework taken at other institutions has not been transferred to CSS.
Applications to the major will be reviewed annually in October with an admission status report sent to the student prior to registration for spring semester classes. Admissions will be finalized after fall semester grades are posted. Students will be notified of changes in their admission status via campus email in January. A printed copy will also be sent to the address the student supplied with their application to the major.