Application Requirements and Prerequisite Courses

All students applying for August 2015 entry into the nursing major must submit an application, which will be available after February 9, 2015 to download.

  • Application deadlines listed below are to be submitted by 5:00 PM to the Nursing Department:
    • Priority Consideration for Admission - George Fox University pre-nursing students deadline is May 19, 2015
    • Regular Admission  - George Fox University pre-nursing students and all transfer/2nd degree students deadline is June 25, 2015

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 TEAS Exam at a proficiency level, completion of one essay, and two letters of reference recommending you to the Nursing Program.
  • Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility.

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 TEAS Exam at a proficiency level, completion of two essays, and two letters of reference recommending you to the Nursing Program.
  • Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility.
  • It is strongly recommended that all science prerequisite course work have been completed within the last five years.

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 GFU 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 GFU to the George Fox nursing prerequisites. This evaluation will automatically take place after you are admitted to the university.

GFU 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: include an official transcript of courses completed at other colleges/universities with application packet.

Application Fee: TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY must submit a non-refundable fee of $50.00 by check or money order made payable to GFU Department of Nursing with application. Transfer students are students that have not attended GFU for one  semester prior to applying to the nursing program. Before submitting an application to the nursing program transfer students must have been granted admission to George Fox University.

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:

GFU - Department of Nursing
414 N Meridian St #6273
Newberg OR 97132

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