Accelerated Admission Requirements

Dr. Jowana Clinkscales and nursing students at the Maternal Child event.
Dr. Jowana Clinkscales and nursing students at the Maternal Child event.

In order to apply to the Upper Division ABSN Track, students must meet all of the Lower Division Requirements.

Lower Division Requirements:
• Admitted to UNCP as a second-degree and degree seeking student.
• Completion of all Lower Division (prerequisite) courses with a grade of C or higher.
• A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the most recent 60 credit hours.
• A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the following coursework or their equivalents: MAT 1050 or higher, BIO 2110, BIO 2120, BIO 3150, CHM 1300 and CHM 1100 OR CHM 1400 and CHM 1120, NUR 3250, and statistics.
• Physical, mental, and emotional health that enables a student to participate in and complete the program (see policies listed in the Student Handbook).
• Completion and submission of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS™) to UNCP before November 10. Scores must be from an examination taken between February 1st and November 10th.
• Attend a Mandatory Information Session.

Prerequisite Courses (Lower Division):

PHI 1000, 1010, or 2040 BIO 1000 (Intro to Biology, General Biology)

Chemistry I with Lab

MAT 1050, 1070, 1080, 1090, 2150 or 2210 
PSY 1010 (Intro to Psychology) BIO 3150 (Microbiology)
BIO 2110 (Anatomy I) MAT 2100, PSY 2080, SOC 3600, CRJ 3600,
SWK 3600, or HON 2520 (Statistics)
BIO 2120 Anatomy II NUR 2020 (Critical Thinking in Nursing)
  NUR 3250 (Pathophysiology)

Elective choices are restricted. Refer to the checklist for the accepted course selections.