Application Requirements

Nursing Application

The fall 2018 Application deadline for all applicants is April 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm


Address: GFU School of Nursing 414 N Meridian St., Newberg, OR 97132 


HESI Admission Assessment Exam (A 2 )

  • Each applicant must complete this mandatory entrance examination 
  • The HESI A 2 consists of questions pertaining to: Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Critical Thinking, and questions to determine Learning and Personality Styles.
  • Test can only be taken once per application period. There are no retakes.
  • Prior test scores are not accepted. The exam must be taken each application period. 
  • Deadline to take the this exam is April 3, 2018 for all applicants.  

 The HESI Admission Assessment Exam will be offered at George Fox University as listed below.  Non-George Fox students are welcome to take the exam at George Fox University.

  • March 21, 2018   5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (All seats reserved, no longer accepting reservations for this date)
  • March 23, 2018   5:30 pm - 9:00 pm                                                 
  • March 26, 2018   9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Applicants out of the Newberg area will take the exam at a Prometric Testing Center. Each applicant can find a center location and register for an exam on the Prometric website.  Click the button below for instructions on how to establish a student account with Evolve and register for the HESI A 2 at a Prometric Testing Center. 

  • Register for the exam between January 9, 2018 and March 14, 2018. 
  • The exam can be taken between January 15, 2018 and April 3, 2018.



One Essay

One written essay must be submitted within the nursing application. In your essay (300 words maximum) answer the following two questions:

1) Why do you want to pursue nursing as a profession?

2) Why are you choosing George Fox University for your nursing education?

Type the essay into the application found at the top of this page.

Recommendation & Appraisal Form

   Two Recommendation and Appraisal forms must be submitted to complete your application. Click the button above to access the form.

1.  One from a college or university professor.

2.  One from someone who knows the applicant's aptitude for the nursing profession.

Applicant will be notified by email when a form has been received by the department, provided the applicant email address is on the form or the applicant is a current George Fox University student.

**Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), which gives students the right to inspect and review their educational records, students may waive their right to see specific confidential letters or recommendations. By using this online Recommendation and Appraisal form, the applicant waives their right to examine this form at a future date. If the applicant does not wish to waive this right, a different version of this form may be requested from the School of Nursing office at**