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Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing (ABSN) Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Eligibility Requirements:

You are eligible if you:

  • have a BS or BA degree in another field from a regionally-accredited college or university, OR
  • are an LPN or MICT with 60  hours of college credit from a regionally-accredited college or university, OR
  • are HIGHLY motivated with at least 60 hours of credit from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  • have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 on a 0-4.0 scale, OR 
  • have a program prerequisite GPA of at least 3.00 on a 0-4.00 scale.

Program Prerequisites:

  • 3 hrs. Human Growth and Development/Child Development
  • 3 hrs. Intermediate Algebra, or higher level algebra course (or proficiency)
  • 3 hrs. English Comp I (or proficiency)
  • 3 hrs. Public Speaking
  • 8 hrs. Anatomy and Physiology (will consider 5- and 6-hour courses)
  • 3 hrs. Human Nutrition – must be a science-based course (e.g. a biology or general science course. Other nutrition courses [health, PE] may/may not be accepted based on the course description and/or syllabus)
  • 3 hrs. Probability and Statistics – or a basic statistics course
  • 3 hrs. Ethics – other philosophy courses may also be accepted
  • 8 hrs. Other appropriate science courses that relate to nursing: microbiology, chemistry, genetics, etc.

English Language Requirements

  • All applicants to the MNU nursing major whose native language is not English must demonstrate an established level of English language proficiency through the TOEFL iBT exam.TOEFL (iBT) scores are required as follows:
  • Overall score of 80 (minimum)
  • All sub-scores (Writing, Speaking, Reading, Listening) of 20 (minimum).

Please note:

  • Students with a previous bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university are considered to have met additional MNU general core requirements. Students without a previous bachelor's degree may also need to complete other courses before starting the accelerated BSN program.
  • All of these course do not have to be completed before program application, however they must be completed prior to starting the program.
  • No grade lower than a C is acceptable in any of the prerequisite courses, and students with higher grades in the sciences will be better positioned for acceptance.
  • Persons without a previous bachelor degree need to have an additional 3 credits of social responsibility in addition to the above prerequisites.
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