Admission Requirements

Application for Admission Fall 2020

Opens December 20, 2019 and Closes May 4, 2020 

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

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All Applicants: The application will open December 20, 2019 at 8:00 am and close May 4, 2020 at 12:00 am. Applications received after this deadline may not be considered for enrollment. You must fill out a prerequisite form as part of your application as well as submit official transcripts to NursingCAS. Applicants must order transcripts from all the colleges and/or universities attended. Any courses not taken at George Fox will be evaluated for equivalency to the George Fox prerequisite courses. If you would like a full evaluation of your transfer courses, please complete the prerequisite evaluation request form

Direct Admit George Fox University Students: Students that have maintained a minimum 3.0 in their science courses as well as their nursing prerequisite courses will automatically be admitted into the program based on space availability.

General Admit George Fox University Students: You must fill out a prerequisite form on NursingCAS and order an official transcript as part of your application.  When ordering your transcript select "hold for final grades". Please refer to Admission Requirements for GFU Students page for more detailed instructions.

Transfer Students: Transfer courses should be completed by winter term prior to application submission. Students enrolled in Spring term prerequisite courses may qualify for provisional admission (if space available).

Prior to acceptance into the School of Nursing all applicants must apply for admission to George Fox University. Please refer to the Transfer Students page for more detailed instructions.

Running Start students: Please contact the nursing office for specific instructions regarding your transfer courses.

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 via email and 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 for only one year, the year they apply.


Applications are only accepted through NursingCAS ( For questions about the nursing application, contact the nursing office.
Phone: 503-554-2950

The Nursing application includes the following components:

  • Education (Transcripts)
  • Written Essay
  • References
  • Resume

Personal Information

Provide current contact information, both local and permanent mailing addresses. If an address change occurs between application submission and acceptance decisions, it is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the nursing program administrative assistant of the change.


Official transcripts are required to complete the application. GPAs are calculated via NursingCAS. 

Written Essay

Within the application there is a section for the applicant to submit a 300-word maximum essay, answering the following question: 

The general purpose of your statement is for you to provide information about yourself as well as to demonstrate your ability to express ideas clearly and logically in a grammatically correct format.


Two (2) References, one from each of the following:  

  • A college, university professor or employer (if not currently in school)
  • A person who knows the applicant’s aptitude for the rigors of nursing school 


A one (1) page resume detailing all volunteer & work experience


Upon Acceptance into the Program

Students accepted into the School of Nursing will receive more information in their acceptance packet regarding the following requirements.

  • Criminal Background Check: Final acceptance into the nursing program is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
  • Mandatory Drug Screen: Final acceptance into the nursing program is contingent upon passing a drug screen.
  • Immunizations: Official documents will be required to validate students are current with all immunization requirements. Click here to review what is required.
  • CPR Certification: Students accepted into the program must have current certification from the American Heart Association.
    • Only an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification is accepted.
  • Computer: A laptop is required for the Nursing program (Chromebooks and tablets are not acceptable). Click here for the minimum specifications required.

For more information contact:

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