All program applicants will be required to meet standardized criteria in order to apply for the program. The education requirements are as follows:
- High School Education - A candidate must have completed work equal to a standard high school education. A general equivalency diploma (GED) is accepted as a standard high school education.
- High School Class Rank - Class rank will be considered for high school applicants and recent graduates. Rank in the upper half of the class is preferred.
- Grade Point Average (GPA) - GPA will be considered for all applicants. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is preferred, with a"C" grade or better in algebra, general biology, and general chemistry, and each must be one full credit. (C-minus is not acceptable).
- Applicants will have completed work equivalent to a high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including three units of English, three units of social studies, two units of mathematics (one of which is Algebra), and two units of science (general biology and general chemistry) with a related laboratory or the equivalent.
- All applicants will be required to take the National League for Nursing Preadmission Examination for RN applicants, and a score in at least the 60th percentile is preferred.
- Post-secondary Education - Applicants who have completed post-secondary coursework must submit a transcript(s) and detailed course description(s) for evaluation of academic achievement and possible credit transfer.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants whose first language is not English. Acceptable scores must be documented (paper 550, computer 213).
- Applicants must have a cleared/clean record of all criminal and child abuse clearances in order to apply. Clearances are not required until after acceptance into the program and must be turned in prior to the start of classes.