BSN Second Degree Admission Requirements | Methodist College

Second-Degree BSN Admission Requirements

The Methodist College Second-Degree Accelerated BSN is designed for those who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and wish to become a registered nurse.

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In all cases, highest admission priority will be granted to students with the strongest academic records.

Admission to Methodist College is competitive and all academic factors are considered in evaluation of applications for admission. We work very hard to ensure a fair and consistent review for all students who apply and our review process is holistic, meaning we consider many factors when evaluating each student's application. To be most competitive, students should strive to achieve the highest academic scores and achieve grades of "A" or "B" in English, Science and Math courses.

In some cases a personal statement, interview, and/or other documentation such as letters of recommendation may be required to complete the application file before an admissions decision can be made.

In addition to a strong academic background, to be considered for admission to the Second Degree Accelerated BSN program, you must submit records showing completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

The following are the prerequisite courses that must be completed before enrolling in some upper division nursing courses:

Anatomy & Physiology I (w/ lab) - 4 credits
Anatomy & Physiology II (w/ lab) - 4 credits
Microbiology (w/ lab) - 4 credits

To determine if courses taken at another institution are equivalent for transfer, please visit Transferology. Students may take these science courses at Methodist College along with some lower division nursing courses which will lighten the first couple of clinical semesters, however it will also add additional semesters to the program.

This full-time program is very intensive, however, part-time enrollment is possible. The course schedule also allows for other daytime commitments. Each student must personally determine whether his or her personal situation and abilities would permit full-time employment during enrollment.

Graduates of this program may become candidates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which must be passed as one requirement to begin employment as a professional nurse.