Nursing: Admissions

Program Requirements

We take great pride in the rigor of our curriculum and our students' thirst for success. Setting the bar high in our program admissions requirements helps maintain those standards. Program requirements are outlined below to begin the application process. Our students enjoy top-notch facilities, program curricula, and complete access to our faculty. Students who meet the admission requirements qualify for consideration to enter the Nursing program. Due to the competitive nature of the program's admission process, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students who have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at AdventHealth University may be given preferential consideration for program admission.


1. Complete all listed prerequisites:

Cognate Prerequisites (Required GPA of 3.0 or higher)
CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry
BIOL 101 Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
BIOL 102 Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
BIOL 225 Principles of Microbiology (with lab)
PSYC 128 Developmental Psychology
MATH 103 Survey of Mathematics
ENGL 101 English Composition I

Non-cognate Prerequisites
ENGL 102 English Composition II
NUTR 122 Nutrition
SOCI 125 Introduction to Sociology
NURS 115 Introduction to Professional Nursing
RELP 103 Philosophy of Healthcare

2. Complete the NURS 115 Introduction to Professional Nursing course the trimester prior to your program entrance term.

Part 1: Apply to AHU

Whether you're a first-time college student or transferring from another school, you must first apply for General Studies admission at AHU. After you've been admitted for General Studies, you can then apply to a professional program.

View General Admission Requirements

Part 2: Apply to the Nursing Program

  • Apply

    Submit the BS Nursing Program Application once admitted to the University, accessible through

  • Minimum GPA

    Orlando daytime and evening options, Denver: minimum 3.00 GPA in non-cognate prerequisite and cognate prerequisite courses.

  • Repeated Cognates

    Applicants can repeat two (2) cognates, one time each, and remain eligible for admission into the Nursing Program, including transfer credits. Applicants must have a grade of C (2.00) or better for required courses.

  • TEAS Score

    Achieve ATI TEAS score of 69% in Reading and a Composite score of 58.7%. All four sections of the ATI TEAS must be taken for the Composite score to be accurate. AHU re-test policy: Applicants may take the ATI TEAS three (3) times within 12 months and a minimum of 30 days in between attempts.

    More information about the TEAS →


Not quite ready to apply? We've laid out even more details on the Nursing Program to help guide you.

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