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Admission to RN-BS Degree Completion Section: College for Applied and Continuing Learning
The RN-BS Degree Completion option in the College for Applied and Continuing Learning (CACL) is designed for women and men who have completed an associate degree in nursing or a diploma-granting registered nurse (RN) program. The upper-level, "bachelor's completion" section builds directly on the educational and professional experiences of registered nurses.
Applicants must also demonstrate readiness for advanced undergraduate studies. Admission into this section, designed for adult learners, is based on a holistic evaluation of students' readiness for independent and self-directed learning.
Admission as a RN-BS bachelor's degree-seeking student in CACL does not guarantee progression into Nursing major courses. If accepted, students will enroll in core liberal arts, prerequisite and supporting courses and, at a later date, apply to progress into Nursing major courses.
To be considered for admission into the CACL as a RN-BS bachelor's degree-seeking student, each applicant must:
- Submit a completed application form, accompanied by a $25 application fee.
- Present official transcripts of prior academic work from all post-high school educational institutions including college, university, technical, business, medical and professional schools attended (whether or not credits were earned), as well as a high school diploma or official scores from the General Education Development (GED) exam.
- Have earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 (calculated on all courses, including failed courses, completed within the last 10 years).
- Demonstrate successful completion of an associate degree in nursing granted by a regionally accredited college or university, or an RN diploma, with a minimum grade of "C" in all nursing courses.
- If the applicant's first language is not English, the applicant will be required to submit the results of either the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery Test (MELAB), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or St. Catherine University's English Language Test.
- If the previous academic record indicates past difficulty, the candidate may be asked to provide additional information or to participate in a personal interview. The admission committee may require the applicant take the Test of Standard Written English (administered by St. Catherine University).