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Pinning Ceremony for Nursing Program Graduates
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Nursing Science - Beginning Track Program

Program Admission and Application

Applications are accepted July 1 through September 1 for spring program entry, and February 1 through April 1 for fall program entry. 

All requested documents must be received by the last day of the application period.  If the last day of the application period falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline for submission will be the last working day preceding the deadline.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications and supporting documents can be turned in to the Nursing Program Office in the Health Sciences Center, room 152, or the Health Sciences Division Office, room 101, or may be emailed to If emailed, documents must be scanned and submitted in PDF format. PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If you do not have access to a scanner, please bring your application to the Nursing Office or Health Sciences Division Office.

Application (PDF)

GPA Calculator (PDF)

Figure Your Points

The following application procedure should serve as a guide when applying to the program.

  • Apply to Rose State College (if not currently enrolled).
    • Applicants must be admitted to the college through the Admissions office before application to the Nursing Science Program can be made.
    • Official college transcripts(s) of coursework not completed at Rose State College must be submitted to the Admissions office.
    • Submit a request for a degree audit for the Nursing Science Program. (Only required if the student has out-of-state credits) Information regarding the degree audit and how to submit can be accessed online.

The applicant pool consists of all applicants who meet minimum admission criteria and can complete any remaining pre-requisite requirements prior to enrollment in the program. Candidates are numerically ranked based upon the point criteria below. Selections for admission begin with the candidate with the highest points and continue down the applicant pool list until all available spots for that class are filled.

Applicants are notified of acceptance around the first week of May and December

Criteria for Program Selection

The minimum number of points needed for acceptance will vary each application period based on the competitiveness of the application pool. Please refer to the Degree Sheet/Advisement tab for the current application requirements listed on the Beginning Track Nursing Advisement.