ADMISSION CRITERIA & PROCEDURES
Acceptance to Morningside University does not ensure admission to the nursing major. Admission to the nursing major requires a separate application and fulfillment of the stated criteria. To be eligible for admission students must:
- Have completed at least 27 credits prior to entering the nursing major including the required courses of Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, General Psychology, and Critical Inquiry and Communication
- Earn at least a grade of “C” (2.0) in all courses required for the nursing major and present a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better..
- Complete and return to the Nylen School of Nursing the Application for Admission by the designated date
- A background check is required and applicants must report the status of any felony conviction
- Required immunizations
- Interview with a nursing faculty member
- Meet the essential ability requirements
Iowa Administrative Code 655–2.10(152) details that students and prospective students may not take nursing courses with a clinical or practicum component by a person: 1) who has been denied licensure by the board; 2) whose license is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in any U.S. jurisdiction; or 3) whose license is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action. Individuals seeking enrollment or currently enrolled in nursing programs who are not eligible to take a course with a clinical component because of disciplinary action in any state should contact the Iowa Board of Nursing Enforcement Unit at (515) 281-6472 as soon as possible. Individuals not eligible to take a clinical or practicum component will not be admitted to the nursing program or allowed to progress in the curriculum.