High School Early Admission to BSN Program

About the Program

If you are a high school senior, you may be eligible for early acceptance into the Sentara College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. You would be among a select few advanced students accepted into the program early and have a guaranteed seat in the program contingent upon the successful completion of your admission requirements.

The BSN Program is a highly selective one that receives hundreds of applications each year. Fewer than half are accepted, so obtaining your conditional acceptance through this admissions options can put your mind at ease that your seat is secure long before you need it. Simply continue to meet the requirements of this admissions option and you will have a leg up on other students when the time comes to enroll.

Learn more about the BSN Program here. And you can find out about the Early Admission Program’s admissions requirements right here.

Early Admission Option for High School Seniors at a Glance

  • Classes are held daytime, fulltime—Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday clinical
  • The program is offered every January
  • The only program in the region available to high school students
  • Graduate with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing and be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX licensure exam upon completion
  • Enjoy priority placement within the Sentara Healthcare System
  • Have a guaranteed seat in the Sentara College Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program contingent upon successful completion of preset requirements
  • Tuitions, fees, and expenses

Career Opportunities for Nurses

Registered Nurses enjoy the rewards that come from working in a wide variety of healthcare settings, like hospitals, clinics, long-term facilities, physician’s offices, and health agencies. Registered Nurses are in critically short supply across the country, so the need is great, and stability is exceptional.

As a Registered Nurse, you will provide and coordinate client care, working closely with the physicians and other members of the healthcare team. You will assess client needs, develop plans of care, administer treatments, provide client education, and direct a variety of multi-skilled caregivers. Registered Nursing incorporates the administration, management, and evaluation of healthcare to clients across the life span, from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and in various healthcare settings.

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Accreditations & Certifications

Sentara College and the High School Early Admission to BSN Program are accredited and certified by:

Sentara College of Health Sciences is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Sentara College of Health Sciences is certified to operate an institution of postsecondary education in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Sentara College of Health Sciences' Nursing Program is programmatically accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Sentara College of Health Sciences’ Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.

Find Out If You´re Eligible to Apply

Are you currently in your Senior year of High School?

In order to apply for the Early Admit Program, you must be a senior in high school. If you’d simply like more information about the admission option, please contact our Recruitment Office.

Are you a current US Citizen or Permanent Resident?

We are unable to accept non-citizens or permanent residents. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Do you currently have a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale?

A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required to apply. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Have you completed your SAT or ACT?

A minimum score of 500 on math and reading (2016 SAT), 27 on reading and 26.5 on math (2017 SAT), or a minimum of 21 on the ACT is required to apply. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Please provide your SAT or ACT scores to verify eligibility.

OR

A minimum score of 500 on math and reading (2016 SAT), 27 on reading and 26.5 on math (2017 SAT), or a minimum of 21 on the ACT is required to apply. At this time you have not met that requirement. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply. After your application and materials are submitted, you will be contacted by our Admissions Advisor to set up a one on one appointment to discuss your next steps!

 

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Transfer Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: These lists contain courses currently offered at local and online colleges and are intended as a quick reference guide only. This is not necessarily a complete list at the referenced college and does not take the place of a transcript review from our College. Other courses at the referenced colleges below may satisfy our general education course requirements. Sentara College of Health Sciences will assist you with approval of general education courses not on the below list.

All coursework must be completed with a "C-" or higher.

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