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Admission Requirements

Where can I find more information about applying to Rockhurst University’s ABSN program?

You can find more information on this page or schedule an appointment with your Rockhurst University enrollment adviser.

What are the admission requirements to apply for the ABSN program?
  • State requirement
    • Residency in one of the following states: Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 2.7 GPA or higher
  • Resume
  • Completion of prerequisites:
    • Must complete 2 of 4 science prerequisites for your application to be reviewed
    • Science credits must be no older than 7 years; older credits trigger an ATI TEAS admission exam
    • Cannot repeat science courses more than once
    • Minimum of grade C in all prerequisite courses
    • 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher for prerequisite coursework
Are there prerequisites for the ABSN program?

Yes, students must have completed these prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C in each course:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Life Span/Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

*Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher for prerequisites, and a minimum of grade C in all prerequisite courses.