Academics

Pre-Licensure Program

Learn more about the Pre-Licensure program and its requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure Program

High School Students Who Intend to Become Nurses

Requirements for application to Siena Nursing:

1.  You must complete all pre-requisite courses or be in the last semester of completing all courses before applying to the nursing program. You will have an advisor who knows what courses you need to take at Siena Heights.

2.  You can play intercollegiate athletics at Siena Heights and be a nursing student! It is not an easy pathway, but students can compete in athletics and become nurses at SHU!

3.   You must earn an A or B (lowest grade allowed is a B-) in each of your science courses.

4.  Only one science course can be repeated for a higher grade – either at Siena Heights or elsewhere.

5.  You must have an overall GPA of a 3.0 or higher. This includes courses at other universities and all courses at Siena Heights.

6.  A clean background check from the federal, state, local and university levels. You must also be fingerprinted during the application process. You cannot have a felony or misdemeanor conviction in your background.

IMPORTANT: Because of the high standards that we have established for Siena Nursing, there are no exceptions to these above requirements. We are looking for the best!

Any other questions, please contact Admissions at 1-800-521-0009 or admissions@sienaheights.edu.

 

Transfer Students Who Intend to Become Nurses

Requirements for application to Siena Nursing:

1. You must be a Siena Heights student for at least one semester. We do not accept applicants who took all courses at another college or university.

2. You must complete all pre-requisites either at Siena Heights or in a prior program before starting the nursing courses in the winter semester of your sophomore year. Required pre-requisites include:   
   • English: 6 credit hours
   • Math (preferably Statistics)
   • Required Liberal Arts courses taken at SHU
   • 16 credit hours of sciences equivalent to Siena required sciences (BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I; BIO 122 Anatomy and Physiology II; CHE 110 Introduction to General, Organic, and BioChemistry; and BIO 245, Bacteriology)

3. Earn an A or B (lowest grade allowed is a B-) in each of your science courses.

4. Only one science course can be repeated for a higher grade – either at Siena Heights or elsewhere.

5.  An overall GPA of a 3.0 or higher. This includes courses at other universities and all courses at Siena Heights.

6.  A clean background check from the federal, state, local and university levels. You must also be fingerprinted during the application process. You cannot have a felony or misdemeanor conviction in your background.

7.  Siena Nursing does not disclose any information concerning the points system. FACT:  We do place priority on Siena Nursing students who come to the university from high school for all pre-requisite coursework.

IMPORTANT: Because of the high standards that we have established for Siena Nursing, there are no exceptions to these above requirements. We are looking for the best!

Any other questions, please contact Admissions at 1-800-521-0009 or admissions@sienaheights.edu.


About the Program

As a Catholic institution in that Dominican tradition, we believe in the dignity and worth of every human being. That philosophy is embedded into everyaspect of SHU’s Nursing Program. When designing the Pre-licensure Nursing program,Siena nursing faculty drew upon years of teaching expertise and wisdom, as well as national nursing standards. That means the courses are practical and relevant to today’s health care professional. Students will be challenged in both traditional nursing courses such as Fundamentals and Health Assessment, and courses unique to Siena Nursing: Gerontology and End-of-Life Care; Ethical, Cultural and Spiritual Nursing Practice; and Care of the Client with Complex Needs.

 

Program Info

Nursing (Pre Licensure)

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Meet Siena

Students

Deedra Permelia

Deedra Permelia

Bachelor of Applied Science, SHU@KCC

Faculty & Staff

Donna Baker

Donna Baker

Associate Professor of Accounting; Chair, Accounting Department

Alumni

Anthony Butler, '04

Anthony Butler, '04

Elementary Education Graduate; Teacher, Parkersburg (W.Va.) Catholic High School
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