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Admission Requirements

New freshmen entering Radford Univesrity

Students who enter Radford University as freshmen and declare nursing as a major are considered pre-nursing students. Students who entered as full-time freshmen with a declared pre-nursing major and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit at Radford University and who have no honor code violations will receive a priority admission status to upper division School of Nursing at the end of the second semester of the enrollment, contingent upon maintaining a 3.2 GPA, having no honor code or substance abuse infractions, and completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or above:

CHEM 102. General Chemistry OR

CHEM 103. General Chemistry OR

CHEM 120. Living Systems

PSYC 230. Lifespan Developmental Psychology

SOCY 110. Introduction to Sociology

FDSN 214. Introduction to Nutrition

STAT 200. Introduction to Statistics

BIOL 322. Anatomy and Physiology

BIOL 334. Microbiology

NURS 321. Pathophysiology

Prespective Nursing students must take the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Exam (KNAT) [pdf]

Students must apply for admission to the upper division nursing major. All students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above to apply to the upper division nursing major. However, the actual GPA required for admission may be significantly higher. Admission is competitive, with admission granted on a space available basis.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are advised that after 24 credit hours are earned at Radford University, the Radford GPA is used for admission. Transfer students who have earned less than 24 hours at Radford University are advised that the combined GPA for all course work is considered. Credit may be earned for select courses by examination (CLEP, ACT-PEP).

*Applicants must be admitted to Radford University prior to admission to the upper division major.