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Program Requirements

A. Applicants desiring admission into the Endicott College School of Nursing & Health Sciences must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduation from high school or GED with an overall minimum "C" average. High school curriculum must include 16 units in the following courses:
    • English --- 4
    • Biology --- 1
    • Chemistry with a lab --- 1
    • Math (basic Math and Algebra) --- 2
    • Social Studies --- 2
    • Electives --- 6
    • A "C" or better is required in all science courses.
  • RN applicants must meet the requirements outlined in the section on the RN to BSN Program
  • Transfer Credit:

Transfer into the nursing program is on a space-available basis only.

Students who seek to transfer from another school must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Transfer credit for science courses is awarded only if the course was completed within seven years of matriculation at Endicott.

To request transfer credit for a nursing course taken at another institution, the applicant must present a course description of each nursing course and a transcript from the previous program for evaluation by the Nursing Faculty Committee. The applicant may be required to take a NLN Challenge Examination to assess previous learning.

Please note: A maximum of 85 credits may be transferred to Endicott College. One hundred and twenty-eight (128) credits are required to earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing of which, a minimum of forty-three (43) credits must be completed at Endicott. Twenty-four (24) of the last 30 credits must be taken at Endicott to receive a degree.

B. Current CPR Certification, Immunization, and TB Clearance.

American Heart Association CPR for the HealthCare Provider (Level C) or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and immunization and TB clearance are required of all students prior to beginning each clinical course. Immunization and TB clearance require proof of two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations, completion of the Hepatitis B vaccination series, documentation of a varicella (chicken pox) antibody titer or two immunizations with varivax, proof of tuberculosis non-infectivity, and tetanus/diphtheria immunization within 10 years.

C. Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI)

Some clinical agencies require students and faculty to have a Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) check and/or agree to be subject to drug/alcohol screening prior to participation in a clinical education experience at their agency.

D. Transportation to Clinical Sites

Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical experiences.

E. Full-time Status

All students, except R.N.s, must be enrolled as full-time students.**

**Students who may be qualified for part-time enrollment will be reviewed on an individual basis. It is mandatory that the nursing courses required for each semester all be taken simultaneously within that semester.

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