Admissions Information | Undergraduate Nursing
Application to Nursing Checklist
Students apply to the nursing program during the fall semester of their sophomore year and if accepted, will begin the nursing program in the spring of their sophomore year.
Check out our ENTER program: a criteria-based, early admission program for nursing students.
To prepare for your application to nursing:
- Maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA at CSS and plan to complete a minimum of 48 college credits by the end of Fall Semester of the sophomore year.
- Certified transcript of any course taken at other institutions on file with CSS Registrar.
- Follow the nursing schema for nursing pre- and co-requisites.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all courses required for nursing taken at CSS and a grade of B or higher in the courses taken at another institution.
- Complete BIO 1036 and CHM 1035 prior to Fall of the sophomore year to prepare for the Anatomy/Physiology sequence.
- Plan to take Anatomy/Physiology I prior to NSG 2200.
- Upon application students will need to:
- Be certified in CPR with 2 year expiration. Nursing students are required to take a CPR course for Health Care Providers or Professional Rescuers.
- Have taken a CNA course, a state registration exam, and be a Certified Nursing Assistant. This course is offered locally at Lake Superior College in Duluth, American Red Cross in Duluth, or WITC (Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College) in Superior, WI.
- Complete the Nursing Immunization Requirement form. Forms are available in the forms rack outside of Sci Building 1204E, and on the BS Nursing webpage. The Nursing Immunizations Requirement form must be turned into Student Health Service when you apply. If you have not begun the required Hepatitis B series you should schedule your first immunization immediately.
- Follow the schema for registration. It is advantageous if you complete the World Languages requirement your freshman or sophomore year.
- ENTER students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and who have met all the requirements for admission, will be guaranteed a spot in the nursing program. However, ENTER students must complete the application form and all the requirements listed above.
The application deadline for 2011 has passed. The application cycle for the graduating class of 2015 will open in fall 2012. Check back for more information.
The following information is provided for students intending to apply to the Undergraduate Nursing Program. Materials/Forms necessary for this process include:
- Application to the Major Information and Checklist (for your use, you do not need to turn this in)
- Completed Application to the Major form
- Completed Plan of Study Worksheet form
- Nursing Immunization Requirement Form ( Return to Student Health Services)
- Photocopy of Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR certification card (2 year expiration)
- Photocopy of your state registration as a CNA
- Photocopy of transcript or fee statement of the CNA course you took
Hard copies of all forms are available outside the Science Buiding Room 1204E .
CPR certification implies successful completion of the 2 year expiration Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR course for adults, children and infants. Other types of CPR courses do not meet this requirement. CPR certification MUST BE RENEWED PRIOR TO THE FALL TERM IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR IN WHICH IT EXPIRES.
We also require students to submit proof of taking a CNA course along with a copy of their current state registration as a CNA.
Students should check with the Registrar's Office to ensure that transcripts from other institutions have been received. Applicants will be at a disadvantage if coursework taken at other institutions has not been transferred to CSS.
Applications to the major will be reviewed annually in October with an admission status report sent to the student prior to registration for spring semester classes. Admissions will be finalized after fall semester grades are posted. Students will be notified of changes in their admission status via campus email in January. A printed copy will also be sent to the address the student supplied with their application to the major.