Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

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Master's Entry Program in Nursing (for non-RNs)

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's Degree from an approved, accredited school
  • Completion of the required prerequisite courses
  • Basic computer literacy
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the Centralized Nursing Application (Nursing CAS) and the USD Supplemental Application
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three professional recommendations related to academics and work (paid and volunteer)
  • Resume describing the nature, scope and areas of responsibility of all work experience including any volunteer or paid healthcare related experience
  • Minimum 100 hours as a volunteer in a hospital setting observing registered nurses in practice
  • Interview (only qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview based on initial review of their application)
  • Evidence of specified immunizations and screening tests, recent physical examination, and BLS (CPR) certification if admitted into the program
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission http://www.sandiego.edu/admissions/graduate/international/

The application deadline is November 1. All materials must be submitted by this date.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

The following nursing prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning the Master's Entry Program in Nursing. A miminum grade of "B" is required in the science prerequisites.

Prerequisite Courses:

Human Anatomy*
Human Physiology*
Microbiology*
Psychology (Introduction, General or Developmental)
Cultural Anthropology
English Composition
Speech/Public Speaking
Statistics
Nutrition

*Courses must include a lab. Human Anatomy and Human Physiology may be combined courses or two separate courses: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology or Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Human Anatomy & Physiology II.

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