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How to Apply - BSN

How to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

Please note: These application instructions pertain to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the LPN to BSN degrees.

Applications for the Fall class of the Nursing Program will be accepted February 1st through April 1st. We will continue to accept applications after April 1st as space allows. Applications for the Spring class of the Nursing Program will be accepted September 1st through November 1st. We will continue to accept applications after November 1st as space allows.

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.  Each state defines the qualifications of applicants for a license to practice as a registered professional nurse per the laws and statutes of that state. Students planning to apply for licensure in a state other than Kansas should communicate with the State Board of Nursing for that state to confirm qualifications and any barriers to licensure

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.

Application Steps for BSN & LPN to BSN Programs

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Admissions Application. This must be completed if you have not already applied to Newman University.  You will need to be accepted to the University to receive an interview.  
  2. Complete the Nursing Program Application (in addition to the Admissions Application). Must be completed by all applicants to the BSN Nursing Program.  Applications are currently open.


  • Admission to Newman University
  • Successful completion of 58 semester hours of designated college courses. No more than 6 general education hours may be remaining. A grade of C or better must be obtained in all courses. View Required Curriculum
  • Interview with Admission and Progression Committee (Minimum GPA of 2.85 in prerequisite courses and general education courses needed for interview)
  • After acceptance, students will need to complete a Health Physical,  CPR Certification.  (The course must include basic life support for adult, child, and infant plus AED.  If an American Heart Association course it is titled “Basic Life Support (BLS) & AED Training for Healthcare Professionals”.  If the American Red Cross course it is titled “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers”).   
  • The CPR course must be received in the year of admission to the program. Online courses will not be accepted.
  • A background check is required to comply with the contractual agreements with clinical agencies used by Newman University
  • Successful Drug and Alcohol Screening prior to beginning the program.
  • All courses in the nursing curriculum must be taken at Newman University after admission to the program
  • Students are limited to 2 attempts at application/admission to nursing and may not apply a third time.