Majoring in Nursing at JBU
John Brown University is developing a traditional BSN program* that can be completed in eight semesters plus one summer if students fulfill both their pre-nursing and nursing requirements at JBU. In this 132-credit program, the freshman and sophomore years encompass a pre-nursing phase before students are officially admitted to the nursing program.
Admission as a pre-nursing student (either as an incoming freshman or as a transfer student) will be based on similar criteria used for other academic programs at JBU. In order to progress to the clinical phase of the program at the beginning of the junior year, students will have to meet certain minimum cumulative and science GPA requirements (e.g. 3.0 for each) during the first two years, as well as complete a written essay that describes their motivation for a career in nursing.
Students will be notified of their acceptance into the nursing program early in the spring of their sophomore year. More specific admission criteria and eligibility will be delineated after a nursing program director is hired in January, 2014. Freshman pre-nursing students will be accepted in the Fall of 2014 and the first nursing students will be admitted to the program as juniors in the Fall of 2016.