Students are admitted to Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) as nursing majors. Please see the criteria for admission to the university. During their first and second years, students take liberal arts and sciences, general education requirements, and program requirements for the nursing major.
Admission to NDMU does not automatically ensure progression to the junior year of the nursing program; however, all students who meet the minimum academic criteria will be able to progress to the junior year.
Students may apply to be admitted to Notre Dame of Maryland University in the Women's College and can subsequently apply as a nursing major. Students who meet the criteria for acceptance are welcomed on a space available basis. Students interested into the nursing program must:
To receive priority consideration for each fall semester, nursing applications must be submitted by February 15th. However, we will accept late applications on a space available basis if all required information is submitted.
1. Cumulative grade point average of 2.8
2. Each of the following required courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”:
3. Science courses with a BIO or CHM designation may be repeated one time each for a grade less than C or for course withdrawal. Students repeating a BIO or CHM course must meet with the Academic Success and Advising Coordinator for additional academic support.
4. Students are waived from General Biology if they have already completed Anatomy and Physiology successfully.
5. The following courses must be completed; select courses may be completed during the Junior and Senior year if the remaining courses are compatible with the schedule of nursing courses.
6. Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam is required as part of the application process. Applications will not be reviewed without the ATI TEAS exam results. The score received on the test will be included in the admissions process.
7. Interview upon request
8. Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology must be taken no more than five years prior to NUR-301 Holistic Health Assessment and NUR-305 Foundations of a Caring Profession.
9. Only nursing courses earned in nationally accredited programs will be considered for transfer into Notre Dame of Maryland University nursing program. If a student is transferring from another Baccalaureate Nursing Program, a letter from her current nursing program confirming good academic standing and that there were no ethical violations on the student's record is required. If a student has more than one nursing course grade of a D or F, she is not eligible for acceptance to the nursing major.
10. If a student is not meeting all criteria, but believes that her grades and/or TEAS score do not accurately reflect her abilities, it is recommended that the student submit two letters of recommendation. The letters must be submitted by previous educators. An interview may be requested. The Nursing Admissions and Progression Circle will carefully review the information and consider progression on a case-by-case basis.
11. Students in the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program who are unsuccessful in a course, may not retake that course in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum, nor may they transfer into the Accelerated BSN program. Students in the Accelerated BSN program who are unsuccessful in a course may opt to join the Traditional BSN program for the remainder of their studies. Once an Accelerated BSN student moves to the Traditional BSN program, the student may not transfer back to the Accelerated BSN program.
Students will meet the following criteria year-to-year for progression to the junior year: