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Direct Admit Program

Skip to the head of the line for Nursing Program acceptance and get a guaranteed cohort spot in a future Nursing class!

Newman University's prestigious Nursing Program is accepted by the healthcare industry as one of the most-coveted programs in the Midwest. Normally, students apply for the Nursing Program after completing a series of pre-requisite and general education courses in their first two years as undergraduate students. However, for a select group of high-achieving students, Newman offers a Direct Admission option. Students offered Direct Admission based on a separate application process would be guaranteed a cohort spot in a future Nursing class. Students would not be required to apply during their second year at Newman, provided that program requirements continue to be met.

Direct Admit allows for a seamless transition into the Nursing Program! Take your next step today to join the rank of Newman nurses who are truly making a difference in the world.


To be eligible to apply for Direct Admission into the Nursing Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior OR a first-year college student with fewer than 25 credit hours; AND
  • Have a cumulative high school 3.60+ GPA OR score a composite 24+ ACT (or 1160+ SAT); AND
  • Demonstrate community service and leadership experience.

How to Apply

Once you have applied and been accepted to Newman University, you may begin your Nursing Direct Admit application.

  • Complete the online application and supporting materials, which include the submission of two professional or academic references (to be contacted separately by admissions for the completion of online recommendations), a short service résumé, and an overview of licensure policies.
    • Early Deadline: December 1 (interview before Christmas)
    • Regular Deadline: February 15 (interview before Spring Break)
  • Register to attend an interview which will include a review of licensure policies and brief writing and math assessments.

Requirements following successful admission

To retain your guaranteed spot in your nursing cohort once you enroll at Newman, you must:

  • Complete all pre-requisite and general education coursework at Newman
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 3.00+ GPA
  • Meet all requirements to the program’s clinical agencies prior to your first Nursing program semester

These requirements include a background check, health forms, proof of medical/liability insurance and CPR certification. For more information or if you have any questions please contact:

Georgia Drewes, Associate Director of Admissions at [email protected] or 316-942-4291 x2417 or

Teresa Vetter, MSN, APRN, CNS, Director of Nursing at [email protected] or 316-942-4291 x2134