Application Requirements and Prerequisite Courses

Application Process for 2015-16 is currently open.  Our application process will close on May 6, 2016.

Use the following links to access our current application and application instructions.

2016 George Fox University School Of Nursing Application

2016 George Fox University School of Nursing Application Instructions

Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on May 6, 2016 to Caroline Wildhaber, Nursing Administrative Assistant at cwildhaber@georgefox.edu

If you are not a current George Fox University student, you must also apply to the University for admittance.

Priority Consideration for Admission

Students who entered George Fox University as freshman may receive consideration for priority admission status by meeting the following criteria:

  • Obtain a 3.3 minimum cumulative grade point average in all prerequisite classes.
  • Obtain a 3.3 minimum cumulative grade point average in math and science classes including MATH 180, CHEM 151 & 152, and Anatomy & Physiology BIO 221 & 222.
  • Meet other nursing application criteria including the HESI (A2) Exam, completion of one essay, and two Recommendation and Appraisal forms recommending you to the Nursing Program.
  • Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility.

Please note:  Admission to the nursing program for students who meet the above criteria is not guaranteed and depends on the competitive applicant pool from year to year.

Regular Admission

The following criteria must be met for admission of George Fox students and transfer/2nd degree students to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program:

  • Obtain a 2.8 minimum cumulative grade point average in all prerequisite classes.
  • Obtain a 2.8 minimum cumulative grade point average in math and science classes including MATH 180, CHEM 151 & 152, and Anatomy & Physiology BIO 221 & 222.
  • Meet other nursing application criteria including the HESI (A2) Exam, completion of one essay, and two Recommendation and Appraisal forms recommending you to the Nursing Program.
  • Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility.
  • It is strongly recommended that all science prerequisite courses be completed within the last five years, as much of the nursing course work is built on this foundation.

Please note:  Admission to the nursing program for students who meet the above criteria is not guaranteed.

Prerequisite Courses

Before submitting an application a student must have completed the following first year prerequisite courses with a grade point average of 2.8 or better:

  • General Organic Chemistry & Biological Chemistry - 1 year with lab - (CHEM 151, 152)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II - 1 year with lab - (BIOL 221, 222)
  • College Algebra (MATH 180)
  • Intro to Communications (COMM 100)
  • Freshman Composition College Writing (WRIT 110)
  • General Psychology (PSYC 150) or Principles of Sociology (SOCI 150)

It is the responsibility of every applicant to make sure all official transcripts of courses taken at other colleges or universities (by classroom, correspondence, or online) are on file with the George Fox University Admissions Office before applying to the nursing program. Course grades must be on transcripts.

Application

All Applicants: The Registrars' Office will officially determine the equivalency of any courses not taken at George Fox University to the George Fox nursing prerequisites. This evaluation will automatically take place after you are admitted to the university.

George Fox University Student: an “unofficial transcript” from myGFU plus copies of “official” transcripts from any other institution must be included in your application packet. The transcript evaluation must be completed through the Registrars’ Office.

Transfer/Second-degree Student: Before submitting an application to the nursing program transfer students must have been granted admission to George Fox University.  Current official transcripts must be on file with the Registrar's office prior to applying to the Nursing program.

Wait List: A wait list may be implemented when there are more qualified applicants than placement capacity. Applicants who are placed on the wait list will be notified by mail of their status. If positions become available to accommodate additional eligible students, the wait list will be activated. Applicants are on the wait list only for the year they make application.

In order for admission into the nursing major, the following criteria MUST be met and included with the application:

The following are completed after the applicant is accepted into the nursing program:

Mail application packet to:

George Fox University
School of Nursing
414 N Meridian St #6273
Newberg OR 97132



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