Admission to the School of Nursing is highly competitive. The Nursing admission staff pays close attention to the types of courses taken and the grades achieved, particularly as they relate to Nursing. Analysis of high school and/or college transcripts should show at least a C+ (2.5/4.0 or 78/100) average for the LPN program and a B (3.0/4.0) average for the RN program with specific coursework in Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry. If these courses were not successfully taken at the high school level, college-level coursework or CLEP examinations in these subject areas would also be acceptable. If you have pursued studies at an accredited college or university during your high school years, the Admissions Office will evaluate your credentials on the same basis as those of transfer students.
These are the steps applicants should take to complete the admissions process. Please note that requirements for admission are outlined in Step 2 through Step 5:
1. Attend Nursing Information Session
2. Submit the following FIVE admissions items:
A. Online Application (go to www.monroecollege.edu and hit “apply”) including: Essay (350 – 500 words) $35.00 Application fee.
B. High School Diploma or GED.
C. All High School and College Transcripts - Your prior transcripts must demonstrate a Grade Point Average of C+ (2.5/4.0 or 78/100) or higher for the LPN program and 3.0/4.0 or higher for the RN program.
D. Proof that you have completed courses with a letter grade of “C” or better in: Algebra, Biology/Living Environment, Chemistry.
E. Two Letters of Professional Recommendation from an employer, academic institution, volunteer or religious organization.
3. Make an appointment and meet with an Admissions Counselor.
4. Take the Monroe College Placements: Math Diagnostic and English Placement.
Note: Tutoring is available for the Math placement: Tueday and Thursday from2:00PM -4:00PM.
Students with foreign high school diplomas must also take the COMPASS exam.
5. Register and take the TEAS exam.
6. Interview with the Nursing Department (After this step, you will be notified if you have been accepted into the program).
7. Complete Financial Aid.
8. Complete a background check.
9. Complete a physical examination.
10. Register for classes.
Semester Complete Admissions by:
Fall (September – December) June 15th
Winter (January – April) October 15th