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Accelerated BS Admission Procedures

The Department of Nursing follows the admission policy set forth by the University.  Students are encouraged to declare their major upon receiving BSU General University Admission so that an Academic Adviser can be assigned and the nursing curriculum can be followed as outlined by the Department of Nursing.  The Department of Nursing has instituted the following admission process for students:

  1. Obtain general university admission through the Bowie State University Office of Admissions.
  2. Complete a nursing program application packet (which includes a request for):
    1. Completion of an application form.
    2. An autobiographical summary (two page maximum). Please address the following:
      • Tell us about yourself (family/academic background).
      • Explain why you are interested in the Second Degree Accelerated BS Nursing Program?
      • How has your experience prepared you for this opportunity?
      • What qualities do you believe to be most necessary to be an effective nurse?
      • What personal qualities do you possess which makes you an effective nurse?
      • What are your long-term goals/plans after graduating from our program? (Graduate school/work)?
    3. Two reference letters (Attach two sealed letters of reference from persons who know you in a professional or academic capacity - employer, professor, mentor, community service representative - and can discuss your suitability for pursuing a degree in nursing)
    4. Sealed official academic transcripts: (one copy per each nursing program application)
  3. Document the following grade point average (GPA) -
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Science GPA of 3.0 or better (Science courses cannot be older than five (5) years.)
  4. Interview with Department of Nursing’s Faculty Admission Review Committee.  (After the student has completed this process, a letter is sent to all applicants confirming the status of their nursing admission candidacy).
  5. Receive and review Department of Nursing Student Handbook containing department policies, procedures, university course requirements and nursing program requirements.