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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Ursuline College and John Carroll University have an agreement in which at least two seats per year in the Breen College of Nursing at Ursuline College’s Accelerated B.S.N. Program are designated for John Carroll University graduates. Students may apply to Ursuline College’s Admissions Office (through the Coordinator of B.S.N. Enrollment) as early as the beginning of their junior year at JCU.


Prior to beginning nursing courses, applicants must complete the following courses with a GPA of at least 3.0: Biology 155-158, 213, 230, 230L, 231, 231L, 310, 310L; Chemistry 141-144, 221, 223; Math 122 (or Math 135 and 228); Philosophy 316; Psychology 101, 175; Sociology 101; and Nutrition (offered at other Cleveland area institutions such as Tri-C). In addition, applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in mathematics and science courses and must be in good standing at JCU. Applicants for the two allotted seats will be considered in the order in which applications are received. When the designated seats are filled, other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Admission is not guaranteed and acceptance into the program is at the sole discretion of Ursuline College. For more information, contact the JCU Pre-Health Professions Director or visit the website for the Breen College of Nursing at Ursuline College.