Chair: Annmarie Dowling-Castronovo, Department of Nursing

Pre-Licensure BSN Program for Non-Nurses

Admission Requirements (For Freshmen Only)

  • Satisfying Monmouth's admission criteria for the University and for the BSN program. Writing an essay that expresses an interest in, and commitment to, the nursing profession.
  • Demonstrating a strong background in the sciences.
  • Exposure to a healthcare setting or related experience is encouraged.

Progression Requirements

Once selected for the program, students will be required to meet certain benchmarks, including:

  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • Achieving a minimum standard grade of C+ or better in the following prerequisite courses:
    CE-109Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry4
    BY-111Anatomy and Physiology I4
    BY-112Anatomy and Physiology II4
    BY-107Microbiology in Health and Disease4
  • Maintaining a standard grade of “C+” or better in nursing clinical didactic courses:
    NUPD-203Nursing III - Pediatrics3
    NUOB-203Nursing III - Obstetrics3
    NU-301Foundations of Nursing Practice I6
    NU-310Introduction to Pharmacology for Nurses3
    NU-325Medical Surgical Nursing I6
    NU-415Community Health Nursing Laboratory3
    NU-450Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare3
  • A BSN Pre-Licensure student must repeat any of the required courses for failure to achieve the minimum grade of "C+". If the student receives a second grade below "C+"  that student will not be permitted to continue in the Pre-Licensure BSN program.
  • After acceptance, and prior to starting classes, a student must submit to the School of Nursing and Health Studies a certificate of good health from a primary care practitioner, including a complete health history and physical exam. Before beginning clinical laboratory experiences, students will be expected to have a physical examination, with associated laboratory studies, immunizations, and criminal background checks, in accordance with the special requirements of affiliation contracts with clinical agencies and submit a copy of a liability and malpractice policy. Students with criminal backgrounds may not proceed in the nursing program.
  • All students are expected to maintain membership in the Student Nurse Association ANA/N.J.S.N.A. The faculty of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University reserve the right to dismiss a student from the program regardless of cumulative grade point average if, in the opinion of the faculty, the student fails to meet acceptable professional standards of behavior.

Of Special Interest to Nursing Students

College-Level Examination (CLEP) Monmouth University Course Equivalent Credits
General Psychology PY-103 3.0
Human Growth and Development PY-203 3.0
Introductory Sociology SO-101 3.0
Western Civilization HS-101HS-102 3.0

For General Exams: See the Admission section of this catalog. **Please note that CLEP test results will not be accepted after admission to Monmouth University.

Local testing center: Brookdale Community College, 732-224-2583 or 732-224-2229.

Certificate in Gerontology

The fifteen-credit undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology is an interdisciplinary program coordinated by Professor Janet Mahoney. The program includes designated courses in Anthropology, Nursing and Health Studies, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificates at Monmouth University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).