STEP RN-BSN Admissions Requirements/Procedure

If you do not reside in the state of Alabama, please contact Tammy Johnson ( before applying to the university.

Entrance into the upper division of nursing requires that the student has

  • Been *accepted as an undergraduate transfer student to Jacksonville State University with all current transcripts on file
  • Unencumbered current registered nurse license in the United States
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on all core requirement courses
  • Completion of all core requirement coursework with a “C” or better. **If you have remaining core courses to complete please speak with the advisor for the STEP RN-BSN program before registering for the remaining courses.**
  • Evidence of successful completion of an United States accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program
  • Once you have been officially admitted to JSU as a student, please go the STEP RN-BSN webpage and complete the STEP RN-BSN STEP Nursing-Required Student Information Form. 

Deadline for *Admission to the STEP RN-BSN program:

  • Fall Semester- Deadline is August 1st
  • Spring Semester- Deadline is December 1st
  • Summer Semester- Deadline is April 1st
  • NOTE: Applications will continue to be accepted after the deadline date based upon availability of seats in the program! Contact us for more information at

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

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