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Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Admission Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPAAssociate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing and a minimum 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Official GMAT/GRENo GMAT/GRE scores required
Additional Requirements
  • Copy of current, unencumbered U.S. RN license in your home state and a copy of any other state RN license
  • Résumé
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two recommendation letters from academic or professional references
  • Background check
  • Prerequisite courses in Social and Behavioral Science, Anatomy & Physiology I and II, and Statistics for Decision Making

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International Students

At Sacred Heart University, we welcome students from all around the world. If you are an international student and are interested in enrolling in the online RN to BSN program, you are required to submit the items listed above, as well as the following:

Course EvaluationA course-by-course evaluation (and a translation, if applicable) from an acceptable transcript evaluation services agency, such as World Education Services.
TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scoresIf English is not your native language, you need a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 70 (iBT). Or, a minimum IELTS score of 6.

If you are unable to provide proof of English language proficiency, Sacred Heart University can administer an online English proficiency test for you. Also, please note that international students on an F-1 student visa are not permitted to enroll in online programs.

For more information on application requirements for international students, request more information or call us at 877-791-7181.

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to 90 credits toward your RN to BSN degree, provided those credits apply to the curriculum in this program. We accept credits for the following sections of the curriculum: prerequisite courses, foundational courses and the nursing major.

This decision of whether to accept transfer credits is made at the discretion of the Sacred Heart University College of Nursing following a review of your transcripts. To learn more about whether or not your credits are eligible, request more information or call us at 877-791-7181.

When to Apply

You can apply right now! Our academic calendar for the online RN to BSN program has six start dates a year, with flexible modules to accommodate your financial aid, tuition reimbursement or scholarship funds. We can help you determine which start date is right for you.