Associate Degree in Nursing Admission Requirements

Nursing takes a special person with the right combination of knowledge, skill, compassion and confidence. At Chamberlain, we look for the following qualifications in applicants to the Associate Degree in Nursing Degree Program:

  • A minimum high school CGPA of 2.75 or a minimum GED score of 551.
  • A minimum college CGPA of 2.75. The college CGPA must include 24 or more credit hours, excluding developmental courses, from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CGPA achieved in the last five years may take precedence over a prior CGPA. Failure to disclose attendance at other colleges is grounds for denial of admission or for dismissal.
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 21, minimum SAT critical reading and mathematics reasoning (CR-M) score of 990 or a minimum HESI A2 Admission Assessment score of 75.
  • All applicants for pre-licensure programs are required to complete the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment test prior to admission. A student may retake the A2 Admission Assessment test only once after a three-day waiting period and within 30 days of submitting the Application for Admission at no charge. (A retesting fee will be charged, or will apply, after 30 days from application.)

Chamberlain welcomes transfer students from accredited institutions. View our transfer credit guide.

For more detailed admission information, please see the Chamberlain Academic Catalog (PDF) or speak with an admission representative at 877.751.5783.

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