Minimum Requirements for Admission

The deadline for application to the BSN Pre-Licensure program will be January 15 of each year. Accepted students will begin the nursing program in the first summer session which begins each May.

All applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on coursework taken at and transferred to Appalachian State University
  2. Admitted to Appalachian State University
  3. Completion of the ASU Nursing application.
  4. A grade of "C" or better in the following required courses or their equivalent: 
    • NUT 2202 Nutrition and Health
    • PHL 2000 Philosophy, Society and Ethics
    • PSY 1200 Psychology: Historical, Social and Scientific Foundations
    • PSY 2210 Psychology of Human Growth and Development
    • SOC 1000 The Sociological Perspective
    • STT 1810 Basic Statistics
  5. A grade of "B-" or better in the following required courses or their equivalent:      
    • BIO 2200 Human Microbiology
    • CHE 1101 Introductory Chemistry I
    • CHE 1110 Introductory Chemistry I Lab
    • CHE 1102 Introductory Chemistry II
    • CHE 1120 Introductory Chemistry II La
    • ES 2031 Anatomy and Physiology I 
    • ES 2032 Anatomy and Physiology II
  6. No more than three courses remaining to complete General Education requirements by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning the upper division Nursing program in May. However, CHE 1101, 1110, 1102 and 1120 (which fulfills General Education Scientific Inquiry requirement) must be completed with a grade of 'B-' or better prior to beginning the upper division Nursing Program.
  7. Documentation of a satisfactory health evaluation, signed by the student's healthcare practitioner, attesting to the applicant's physical and emotional health to provide nursing care. Forms will be sent to the applicants during the spring semester prior to beginning the program and must be completed and on file in the Department of Nursing in order for the student to receive final acceptance into the program. 
  8. Determining if Courses will Transfer: Appalachian State accepts many courses for transfer credit, but there are situations where courses will not transfer if the content of the course is not considered equivalent to the content of an ASU course. Only courses with grades of C or higher transfer. ASU does not accept any nursing courses for transfer credit. (Students must take all required nursing course work at Appalachian State University).
    1. The easiest way to determine if courses will transfer is to regard the courses in number 4 (above) that are required, and look up the courses in the equivalency database, which is available online at
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Department of Nursing
Edwin Duncan, Suite 318
ASU Box 32151
Boone, NC 28608

Administrative Assistant:
Angela Heavner
heavneram [at] appstate [dot] edu 

Chairperson, Department of Nursing:
Dr. Kathleen Rayman
raymankm [at] appstate [dot] edu

Director, BSN Program, RN to BSN Program:
Dr. Kimberly Priode
priodeks [at] appstate [dot] edu

RN to BSN Cohort Program Manager:
JuanEs Ramirez, Ed.S
ramirezje [at] appstate [dot] edu

Interim Graduate Director:
Dr. Susan Lane
lanesh [at] appstate [dot] edu 

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