To progress into the BS in Nursing Program, you will need to apply for admittance to the program during your
sophomore year at Westminster. Acceptance to the BS in Nursing program is determined by the School of Nursing and
Health Sciences Admission and Progression Committee, which bases its decisions on the following criteria:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.80 and a minimum prerequisite grade point average of 3.00 (from
all institutions of higher education attended) and a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses. See
prerequisite support course requirements.
- Proof of 1 of the following must be submitted: a certificate of completion of a course and/or license as a CNA,
LPN/PN, MA, or EMT. Alternatively, if you are enrolled in a course, you will have until December 1 for spring
start and until August 1 for fall start to show proof of completion of the course.
- 3 recommendation forms indicating qualifications for success in nursing (examples include employers, professors,
instructors, or teachers). Recommendations from friends, family or clergy will not be accepted.
- A typed letter of intent, which includes statements related to the candidate's skills and qualifications. The
letter is evaluated on content, clarity, motivation to become a nurse, spelling, and grammar.
- Students will be required to provide background check results at the time of application. Background checks must
be free of criminal arrest history.
- Students will be required to provide negative drug testing results from an approved laboratory at the time of
- Students must meet the State of Utah Student Nurse Physical Demands Policy requirement.
- Success in Westminster College's Nursing
program begins with a strong comprehension of the English language. Because our rigorous courses are
taught in English and move at a fast pace, fluency in the language is necessary for understanding concepts and
expressing yourself effectively.
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting
scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt). A cumulative score of 90 or better and a score of
24 or better on the Speaking section of the test is required to apply to the nursing program. View information about taking the TOEFL.
Applications to progress in the undergraduate nursing program will be reviewed after the applicant submits a
completed application form, copies of transcripts from all schools attended, and recommendation forms to the School of Nursing and
Health Sciences. Applications will only be reviewed for those students who have submitted all necessary
paperwork by the identified deadline.
Apply to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Once pre-nursing requirements have been met, you will need to apply to the School of Nursing and
Health Sciences by logging in to the application with your college login. Applicants who meet eligibility
requirements will be required to complete an interview as part of the overall application process.
Fall Semester Applicants
The application will open the first Monday of February and close on the second Monday of
March (unless extended). Students will be notified of acceptance by May 1.
Spring Semester Applicants
The application will open the second Monday of August and close the last
Monday of September (unless extended). Students will be notified of acceptance by November
Submit Nursing Application