Welcome to the USM Nursing Application Center
for the Traditional BSN Program
If you are an incoming freshman, or if you have 30 or less transfer credits, you will need to apply to the university:
If you are transferring with more than 31 credits, you need to apply through the NursingCAS service
Early Decision: February 1, 2017 (decision by April 1)
Regular Decision: March 15, 2017 (decision by May 1)
Rolling admissions will continue after deadlines pass until seats fill.
IMPORTANT: Submit your application and all required materials to NursingCAS 4-6 weeks before the deadline to allow time for your application to become verified by the deadline you are aiming to meet.
Until your application is verified and your ATI TEAS score has been sent to the Nursing Department your application cannot be reviewed for admission.
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1. Prerequisite Coursework
All prerequisites must be successfully completed (grade“C” or better) by August 15, 2017.
Biology w/lab — must contain genetics component
Anatomy & Physiology I and II w/lab OR Anatomy w/lab and Physiology w/lab (8-10 credit hours)
Intermediate Algebra — or higher level math course
Introduction to Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology
Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence OR Human Growth and Development — or equivalent
NOTE: All courses (prerequisite and non-prerequisite) must be worth at least 3 semester credit hours. If you have taken courses on a quarter credit system, contact the Nursing Department for further advising.
Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA (calculated on a 4.0 scale)
Minimum 2.5 Science Prerequisite GPA - Biology w/lab, Chemistry w/lab, Microbiology w/lab, Anatomy w/lab, and Physiology w/lab (calculated on a 4.0 scale)
3. ATI TEAS
4. Reference Evaluations
5. Personal Statement
Personal Statement - minimum 500 words (topic in "Documents" section of NursingCAS application)
6. Verified NursingCAS Application
Questions? Contact USM Nursing via firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLY THROUGH NursingCAS
Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) is a service of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online application and one set of materials to apply to multiple nursing programs at participating schools.
You are required to pay a $45 first-time application fee, and $30 for any subsequent applications.
NursingCAS Contact Information
Direct questions regarding the NursingCAS application process to:
NursingCAS Mailing Address
Direct OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to*:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
*Do not send transcripts to USM.
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