How to Apply to the Nursing Program

How to apply to the Nursing program

Enrollment in nursing courses is dependent upon meeting the admission requirements of the baccalaureate nursing program. Admission to the nursing program does not guarantee graduation and graduation does not guarantee licensure.

The Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) may deny a license to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse if the applicant has been guilty of a felony or guilty of a misdemeanor involving an illegal drug offense unless the applicant establishes sufficient rehabilitation to warrant the public trust, except that no license shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons as specified in article 34 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto. Also considered are patterns of practice and other behaviors exhibiting an apparent incapacity to practice nursing as described in KSA 65-1120 in the Kansas Nurse Practice Act. All criminal history must be revealed to and will be evaluated by the KSBN before licensure is granted or denied.

Prompt completion of the following will expedite your application process, interview and consideration for acceptance into the nursing program. Acceptance into the nursing program at Newman remains competitive so early application is recommended.

  1. Admission to Newman University (this must be completed to receive an application packet)
  2. Official transcripts for coursework from all colleges must be submitted to validate coursework.
  3. Completion of 60 semester hours of designated college courses
  4. Completed Application Packet including two completed reference forms.
  5. Completed medical form with immunizations
  6. Interview with Admission and Progression Committee, a minimum GPA of 2.85 in required prerequisite courses is required


CPR Certification (required upon admission to the nursing program)

  • A Healthcare Provider Course including Adult, Child and Infant CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
    • Issued in the year of admission to the program
    • Computer generated courses are not acceptable 

Background Check

In compliance with the contractual agreements with clinical agencies used by Newman University, a background check is required for all nursing students.