Frequently Asked Questions

Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Students must have completed all prerequisite courses and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.8 with a required “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Forty-eight (48) students are admitted each fall semester (August). The number and quality of the applicants determine competitiveness of the applicant pool.

All students apply for admission into the nursing program between February 1 and June 24 (5 p.m.) each year. Applications are available to download online during that time, and no late applications will be considered.

Yes, for the science and math (human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pathophysiology, and college algebra) courses they cannot have been taken over five years prior to the year you are applying to the nursing program.

Yes, but it's important to check out our Transfer Equivalency System, which explains what courses at other colleges and universities meet our prerequisite requirements. For courses not listed, please contact the admissions office.

Absolutely, George Fox University offers all of the prerequisite classes.

Your GPA is one of the criteria considered in admission.

Having your CNA license is not necessary for the GFU program, but volunteer experience in a medical setting prior to nursing school can be helpful.

Yes, for further questions please contact Student Financial Services.

Students in the nursing program spend between 800-1000 hours in clinical learning.

Maybe part-time. It is rare for someone to work while attending the nursing program. The program is demanding and will require much of your time and energy.

Take a look at our curriculum plan to see what your class schedule may look like.

At George Fox, you will not only receive the training to address patients’ physical needs, you will learn the importance that psychosocial and spiritual aspects play in overall health as well. And, in addition to the sciences, you will take classes in math, history, communication, physical education, religion, and psychology — all within a Christian college environment where faith is integrated with learning.

Our bachelor of science in nursing major will prepare you for a career of service to humanity. Our nursing graduates are equipped to pursue graduate education and fulfill the need for nurses in advanced practice, higher education, management and research.

The program has been granted full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Upon completion of the nursing program, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN state-licensing exam.

George Fox University is a liberal arts university.

Yes, we have a Student Nursing Club. Their purpose is to provide their members with an opportunity to identify with the nursing profession and to foster intellectual, educational, spiritual, and social activities related to professional nursing.

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.