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Kitty DeGree School of Nursing

Detailed Requirements for Traditional Students

Applicants for admission to the pre-nursing program must meet the general admission requirements for admission to the University. For the first three semesters, a pre-nursing student receives instruction in general education and the basic physical and biological sciences.

Applicants for admission to the professional program, in addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the University, must fulfill the requirements of the pre-nursing curriculum. An applicant must possess a minimum, corrected cumulative grade point average of 2.8 in all required pre-nursing courses, and no grade of less than C will be accepted in any pre-nursing course. 

Download and complete the Application for Admission to the Professional Nursing Program or obtain a form from:

School of Nursing
University of Louisiana at Monroe
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0460

Completed applications must be submitted to the Nursing office, room 124 Kitty DeGree Hall, by 4:00 pm on the first Monday of March for Fall Semester admission and the second Monday of September for Spring Semester admission. Application fee receipt and receipt for the Admission Exam must accompany the application.

After submitting the application, students will take the Admission Exam. Scores on this exam, together with student GPA, will be used to determine admission.

Students must demonstrate computer competence by either taking a computer course or taking the placement examination offered by the School of Nursing. Contact the School of Nursing for a schedule of placement exams.

Calculating your GPA for admission:

GPA Calculation Worksheet - This form may be used by students applying to the Traditional Program to calculate  admission grade point average. It is for your personal use and is NOT to be turned in with your application.

Required Courses


First Semester
ENGL 1001
BIOL 1014/1016
MATH 1011
PSYC 2001
Fine Arts Elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 1002
BIOL 1015/1017 3/1
MATH 1016  3
CHEM Elective
PSYC 4001 3
Third Semester
BIOL 2028 3
NURS 2080 3
HLST 2007 3
PSYC 2078 3
BIOL 2014/2015 4
NURS 2000 2


Fourth Semester
NURS 2004 3
NURS 2009 7
NURS 2011 2
NURS 2013 1
Fifth Semester
NURS 3009 8
NURS 3010 3
NURS 3011 1
Humanities Elective 3
Sixth Semester
NURS 3028 6
NURS 3029 6
NURS 3030 1
Humanities Elective 3
Seventh Semester
NURS 4000 8
NURS 4001 3
NURS 4002 1
Humanities Elective 3
Eighth Semester
NURS 4066 6
NURS 4067 4

Updated: August 18, 2015