Acceptance to the BS in Nursing program is determined by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Admission and Progression Committee, which bases its decisions on the following criteria:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.80 and a minimum prerequisite grade point average of 3.00 (from all institutions of higher education attended) and a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses. See prerequisite support course requirements. Transfer credits for nursing must be reviewed by the registrar prior to applying to the program to ensure credits will transfer.
- Proof of 1 of the following must be submitted: a certificate of completion of a course and/or license as a CNA, LPN/PN, MA, or EMT. Alternatively, if you are enrolled in a course, you will have until December 1 for spring start and until August 1 for fall start to show proof of completion of the course.
- 3 recommendation forms indicating qualifications for success in nursing (examples include employers, professors, instructors, or teachers). Recommendations from friends, family or clergy will not be accepted. Transfer students coming from another school of nursing must also submit a letter of recommendation from the transfer school's dean of nursing.
- A typed letter of intent, which includes statements related to the candidate's skills and qualifications. The letter is evaluated on content, clarity, motivation to become a nurse, spelling, and grammar.
- Students will be required to provide background check results at the time of application. Background checks must be free of criminal arrest history.
- Students will be required to provide negative drug testing results from an approved laboratory at the time of application.
- Students must meet the State of Utah Student Nurse Physical Demands Policy requirement.
- Success in Westminster College's Nursing program begins with a strong comprehension of the English language. Because our rigorous courses are taught in English and move at a fast pace, fluency in the language is necessary for understanding concepts and expressing yourself effectively.
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt). A cumulative score of 90 or better and a score of 24 or better on the Speaking section of the test is required to apply to the nursing program. View information about taking the TOEFL.
Applications to progress in the undergraduate nursing program will be reviewed after the applicant submits a completed application form, copies of transcripts from all schools
Nursing applicants will only be considered for admission to the Nursing program if they have applied and been admitted to Westminster College for the semester they intend to begin coursework.
1. Apply to Westminster
You must be admitted to Westminster College and have a valid college login in order to fill out the Nursing program application. Westminster College Application
2. Apply to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Once you have been admitted to Westminster, you will need to apply to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences by logging in to the application with your college login. However, before you can be accepted to the program, you must have successfully completed all prerequisite courses prior to the semester you will begin the program, and you must also meet Westminster’s requirements for the degree.
Applicants who meet eligibility requirements will be required to complete an interview as part of the overall application process.
Fall Semester Applicants
The application will open the first Monday of February and close on the second Monday of March (unless extended). Students will be notified of acceptance by May 1.
Spring Semester Applicants
The application will open the second Monday of August and close the last Monday of September. Students will be notified of acceptance by November 15.Submit Nursing Application