• Lee University

    School of Nursing

  • BSN – Traditional Track


    Students will be admitted to the BSN traditional track from three student groups: first time freshmen, current Lee students who change their major to nursing, and transfer students. Application to the nursing major will only be considered after the student has been accepted to the University.

    Nursing majors will be admitted into one of three admission statuses: Full Acceptance, Provisional Acceptance and Pending Acceptance. The status of admission is based on space and on the competitiveness of the applicant pool.

    Factors influencing admission status into the nursing major include High school and college courses completed, cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT scores, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance exam score, essay, and academic recommendations. [TEAS exemption: incoming students with ACT score of 26 and above; or SAT Reading/Math score of 1190 and above (writing score is not included); incoming students who have a Bachelor's degree; and current Lee students are not required to take the TEAS exam.]

    Full Acceptance into the School of Nursing assures the student that they may remain in the major provided they maintain progression requirements.

    Provisional Acceptance into the School of Nursing allows the student to be advised by the School of Nursing and to follow the nursing major plan of study for the first year (or first two semesters). At the end of the first year at the Provisional status, the applicant will be reconsidered for Full Acceptance status, but should be aware that meeting requirements at the minimum does not guarantee Full Acceptance status.

    Pending Acceptance is given to students because the application was not competitive within the applicant pool. These students will only be allowed into beginning nursing courses if there is space after the Full and Provisional accepted students have been registered.

    If Provisional and Pending status students do not progress to the level of Full Acceptance at the end of the first year (or first two semesters), they will not be permitted to apply again to the nursing major and must select a different major.

    Nursing    Major    Progression    Requirements

    Once a student has received admission status into the nursing program (full, provisional, or pending), the following requirements must be met:

    • Students must maintain an overall college GPA of 2.50 or higher.
    • Students must meet health and safety compliance requirements prior to enrolling in nursing coursework. These include drug testing, criminal background check, physical examination and specified immunizations.
    • Students in the major must maintain consecutive fall-spring enrollment at Lee University.
    • The following courses may be taken concurrently with lower level nursing courses. A student may apply to the nursing program before completing the listed courses, but these courses must be completed prior to beginning upper level clinical nursing courses. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better in order to remain in admission status or to progress in admission status.
    • ENGL-110
    • CHEM-101
    • MATH-161
    • PSYC-200
    • PSYC-260
    • HSCI-292
    • HSCI-293
    • HSCI-250
    • Rhetoric & Research
    • Introduction to General/Organic/Biochemistry
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Understanding Human Behavior
    • Lifespan Development
    • Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Microbiology (may be taken concurrently with specified nursing courses)

    Dismissal from the BSN Traditional Track

    A grade of C or better is required in all nursing courses. In all acceptance categories, dismissal from the major will result when a student receives a grade of less than C in any two nursing courses or twice for the same course. Once students have been dismissed from the major, they may not reapply.