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MidAmerica Nazarene University School of Professional & Graduate Studies

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

Eligibility Requirements:

You are eligible for our program ONLY if you:

  • have a BS or BA degree in another field from a regionally-accredited college or university, OR
  • are an LPN or paramedic/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 program prerequisite GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, AND 
  • have a cumulative undergraduate GPA* of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • submit TEAS V computerized scholastic aptitude exam – a minimum adjusted individual score of 68 must be achieved in a maximum of two attempts and test scores, must be sent to MNU’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies by the agency.
  • demonstrate proficiency with the English language

ABSN program prerequisites

In addition to the basic program requirements listed above, we have additional requirements depending on if you already have a bachelor's degree.

Bachelor's Degree?
No Bachelor's Degree?

Program requirements if you have a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Lifespan Development (includes Lifespan, Human/Child Development)** - 3 hours
  • College Algebra (or proficiency)** - 3 hours
  • Probability & Statistics** - 3 hours
  • English Comp I (or proficiency)** - 3 hours
  • Public Speaking (Communications course)** - 3 hours
  • Anatomy**† - 4 hours
  • Physiology**† - 3 hours
  • Human Nutrition** - 3 hours
  • Additional Life Sciences - 5-7 hours total

**Required. †A 5- or 6-hour combined Anatomy and Physiology course will meet the above requirement.

Program requirements if you do NOT have a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Lifespan Development (includes Lifespan, Human/Child Development)** - 3 hours
  • College Algebra (or proficiency)** - 3 hours
  • Probability & Statistics** - 3 hours
  • English Comp I (or proficiency)** - 3 hours
  • English Comp II: Research Writing** - 3 hours
  • Public Speaking (Communications course)** - 3 hours
  • Anatomy**† - 4 hours
  • Physiology**† - 3 hours
  • Human Nutrition** - 3 hours
  • Additional Life Sciences - 5-7 hours total
  • Social Responsibility Coursework** - 3 hours
    Social Responsibility courses include, but are not limited to: Sociology Courses: General Sociology, Cultural & Social Anthropology, Understanding Multicultural Behavior, Intercultural Communications, Marriage & Family; Psychology Courses: General Psychology, Criminal Justice Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice; Economics: Macro or Micro Economics, Personal Finance. Please speak with our admissions staff if you have questions on which courses qualify.

**Required. †A 5- or 6-hour combined Anatomy and Physiology course will meet the above requirement.

 

*Cumulative GPA is based on the applicant’s entire academic record. If it is beneficial to the applicant meeting admission requirements, the cumulative GPA will be calculated using transcripts from the last three years of college attendance.

PLEASE NOTE: if you have taken the ACT exam, higher scores may exempt you from some required courses. Additionally, many students can demonstrate proficiency by passing a CLEP exam. Our admissions staff will work with you to carefully go over your academic records in order to ensure you fully meet our requirements. We will work with you as best we can to ensure your start in our program is a success.

For those unable to meet the demands of this intensive one-year program, our two-year traditional BSN program might be a better fit. Let us know if you'd like more information about how you could transfer into that program as well. 

EXAM OPTIONS at MNU

Program requirements for English proficiency:

All applicants to the MNU nursing program whose native language is not English must demonstrate an established level of English language proficiency through the TOEFL iBT exam. Applicants from India and other recent British colonies DO need to submit TOEFL scores, even if English is their primary language. 

TOEFL (iBT) scores are required as follows:

  • Overall score of 80 (minimum)
  • All sub-scores (Writing, Speaking, Reading, Listening) of 20 (minimum).

Waiving the TOEFL Requirements

For applications whose native language is not English, the ABSN Program Director, on a case-by-case basis may waive the TOEFL requirement, per the following:

1. applicants who have earned a Bachelor's or higher degree from an English-speaking accredited institution in the U.S., Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or the English-speaking provinces of Canada; or

2. applicants who have earned a Bachelor's or higher degree from a foreign institution where the language of instruction was English.

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