While students may declare nursing as a major during their freshman year, they must apply for admission to the program at the completion of their first year at The Citadel. With the ability to accept only 16 students, admission to the program is competitive and based on student performance. Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA with a “C” or better in all math and science courses taken during the freshman year. Beyond the basic requirements, additional criteria for admission to the nursing program include:
- Key GPA on science and math courses taken during freshman year
- An essay on the importance of nursing
- Volunteer experience (if any)
- Paid work experience in health care (if any)
Veteran students will receive additional consideration for admission to the nursing program.
Students begin nursing courses in the sophomore year with the emphasis on learning about healthy adults and understanding the science behind illness. In the junior year, students expand their knowledge of nursing science and begin applying nursing care to the adult individual in the acute care environment. Senior year is focused on the care of special populations, leadership, and cumulates in an 80 hour course with 72 hours in direct patient care under the guidance of an expert preceptor.
Transfers - Cadets wishing to transfer to the Nursing program must fill-out the Department of Nursing Admissions Questionnaire and send it to the Nursing Department Head, Amelia Joseph at email@example.com.
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Once general education and prerequisite science courses are completed, application may be made to the evening nursing division. The same requirements apply for acceptance into the evening division as the Corps of Cadets along with some additional criteria. Veteran students who wish to pursue studies in the evening will also be given additional consideration.
All application requirements must be submitted to The Citadel Graduate College by March 1, 2018 for Summer 2018 consideration of admission to the program.
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