ABSN Prerequisites and Eligibility Requirements

Our ABSN program builds on your non-nursing college education to make the 16-month transition into nursing possible. While many incoming ABSN students have a background in biology, health sciences, or psychology, there’s also a lot of academic diversity within the program. We’ve had students who previously studied education, finance, public policy, and so on before deciding to pursue nursing.

Eligibility Requirements

Before you can apply and/or start in our ABSN program, you must have a:

  • Non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.*
  • Minimum grade of “C” in each prerequisite course.
  • Minimum cumulative prerequisite GPA of 2.7.

*If your cumulative GPA is less than a 2.7, but you earned a GPA of at least 3.3 in the natural sciences, you may still be eligible for the program.

Prerequisite Courses

We only have four prerequisite course requirements for our ABSN program, which is a huge advantage for second-degree students eager to transition into nursing. These courses lay the foundation for your success in nursing school.

CourseMinimum Grade Requirement
MicrobiologyC
Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology IC
Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology IIC
StatisticsC

Prerequisites must have been completed within eight years of your ABSN program start date.

When you’re ready to begin the ABSN prerequisites, we make it convenient for you to do so by offering these courses online through Xavier. By completing these courses through us, you may qualify for provisional admission into the program.

If you prefer to complete your prerequisites at another school, be sure to have your admission counselor vet the courses to make sure they satisfy our requirements.

Contact us to learn more about our eligibility requirements and ABSN prerequisites.

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