Bachelor of Science in Nursing

About the Baccalaureate Program

The Lurleen B. Wallace Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Students begin the nursing program by taking academic, core requirement courses (see plan of study below); a separate application is filed to request admission* into the clinical portion (upper division) of nursing. Students are admitted* to the upper division of nursing in the spring and fall of each year. Those seeking admission* to nursing must contact the Director of Student Services at the Department of Nursing at least three months prior to date of entry to establish records for acceptance* and complete the application process.

Application deadlines for upper division:
June 1 for Fall Semester
October 1 for Spring Semester

Late applications are not accepted.

Admission* Requirements

  • All applicants must have an ACT score on file.  The ACT test must be completed within 5 years of the application deadline.  JSU has ACT score guidelines for admission to the university as a freshman student but those policies for admission to JSU are unrelated to the subsequent use of the ACT for admission to the upper division nursing program. A minimum ACT of 20 (composite) is required to apply.
  • Applicants for admission to upper division nursing must be admitted to Jacksonville State University. (Visit Our Office of Admissions)
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended must be provided to the Jacksonville State University Admissions Office
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses with "C" or better
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on core requirement courses
  • Each student's record will be reviewed as a basis for acceptance*
  • A student that has been enrolled in any upper division nursing program (RN or LPN) and was unsuccessful in progressing satisfactorily in that program is not eligible to apply
  • Students for whom English is not their native language must present TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) completed within four years and meet the Department of Nursing TOEFL standard of: 560 for TOEFL written (paper-based), 220 for TOEFL CBT (computer based), or 83 for iBT (internet based).
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens are required for all nursing students.

*The term "admitted" refers to assessment of select criteria for upper division coursework as defined in the JSU Undergraduate catalogue. 


Applications/Information

To apply to JSU:

Online Undergraduate Application

(800) 231-5291
(256) 782-5268

Jacksonville State University
Office of Admissions
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602


For academic advisement or information specific to nursing contact:

(800) 231-5258
(256) 782-5276
e-mail: cmobbs@jsu.edu 

Jacksonville State University
Director of Student Services
Department of Nursing 
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602