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 year. The number and quality of the applicants determine competitiveness of the applicant pool.

The George Fox School of Nursing will be utilizing NursingCAS for application submission.  Click to create an account and fill out an application.  Click here for application requirements.

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 Transfer Equivalency System, which explains what courses at other colleges and universities meet our prerequisite requirements. For a full evaluation, please contact an Admissions counselor

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 medical setting prior to nursing school may be helpful.

Yes, for further questions please contact Student Financial Services.

Students in the nursing program spend between 800 and 1,000 hours in clinicals.

The nursing program is very demanding and will require much of your time and energy. It is recommended that you work no 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, you will 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.

  • Application
  • HESI A 2 Exam
  • One Essay
  • One page resume
  • Two Recommendation and Appraisal forms

Detailed information about each can be found at this here.

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.