Frequently Asked Questions

Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Students must have completed all pre-requisite courses and must have a minimum grade of a “C” or higher in all pre-requisite courses. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The admissions committee selects from George Fox University (GFU) applicants first and any remaining positions are then filled by transfer students. The number and quality of the applicants determine the competitiveness of the applicant pool. 

Applications are processed through NursingCasClick here for application requirements.

Your first step is to contact the Admissions Office, at 1-800-765-4369 x 2240 or You need to apply to the university no later than Sept. 1 in order to meet the Oct. 2 nursing program deadline.

  • Application
  • One Essay
  • One page resume

Details about each admission cycle can be found in the Admission Requirements section.

Yes, for the science and math (human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pathophysiology, and college algebra) courses 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 Nursing Transfer Guide which will explain what courses at the community colleges meet our pre-requisite requirements. For colleges or universities 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 George Fox program. Volunteer experience in a healthcare setting prior to nursing school may be helpful.

Yes, for further questions please contact Student Financial Services.

For the traditional undergraduate student please contact the Student Financial Services Office.

Students in the nursing program spend around 800 hours in clinicals.

The nursing program is very demanding and will require much of your time and energy. It is recommended that you not work if you are able. If you must work it is strongly suggested that you do not work more than 20 hours per week. 

Take a look at our course 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, but you will also learn the importance that psychosocial and spiritual aspects play in overall health as well. 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 baccalaureate degree in nursing at George Fox University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 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.

To find out more information, please contact our registrar's office.

We have a few different opportunities for our nursing students! The Nursing Club, Nursing Ambassadors and Nursing Class Representatives. The purpose of each of these is to provide members and peers with an opportunity to foster intellectual, educational, spiritual, and social activities related to professional nursing.

Yes, in order to meet the university requirements for graduation you will take 4 credits of Bible Survey, 3 credits of Christian Foundations, and 3 credits of a Bible/Religion General Education Elective. See nursing program curriculum.

Access to transportation, (i.e. personal vehicle or carpool) is necessary during the nursing program for the clinical experiences.