COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations. Students, faculty & staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption to return to campus in the fall.

Undergraduate Nursing Admissions

The Department of Nursing follows the admission policy set forth by the University. Students are encouraged to declare their majors in the freshman year so that an Academic Advisor 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. Apply for the nursing program:
    1. Complete the Nursing Program application form (pdf)
    2. Submit an autobiographical summary (two-pages maximum). Please address the following:
      • Explain why you are interested in the Traditional Undergradute Nursing program option
      • Explain how has your experience prepared you for this opportunity
      • Tell us about yourself (family/academic background).
      • List the qualities do you believe to be most necessary to be an effective professional nurse?
      • List the personal qualities you possess would make you an effective professional nurse?
      • List your long-term goals/plans after graduating from the program? (graduate school/work)?
    3. Submit 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. Submit sealed official academic transcripts (one copy per each nursing program application)
  3. Successfully complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), the nursing entrance exam taken through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Information about the TEAS is available at or by calling ATI at 800-667-7531.
  4. Demonstrate evidence of the following grade point average (GPA) requirements:
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
    • Science GPA of 3.0 or better (science courses must be within five (5) years of the admission application.)
  5. Review the Department of Nursing Student Handbook (pdf) containing department policies, procedures, university course requirements and nursing program requirements.