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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
  • Have a cumulative high school 3.5 GPA+
  • Score a composite 22 ACT+ (or 1100 SAT+)
  • 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.

  • Sign up to attend our Nursing Direct Admit Interview Day event (TBD), which will include in-person interviews, a review of licensure policies, and brief writing and math assessments.
The EARLY DEADLINE for Fall 2021 is 11:59 PM (CST) on December 1, 2020.  The FINAL DEADLINE to apply for this program for Fall 2021 is 11:59 PM (CDT) on February 15, 2021.

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 3.0 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 316-942-4291 x2417 or

Teresa Vetter, MSN, APRN, CNS, Director of Nursing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 316-942-4291 x2134.