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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 Admissions to Undergraduate Degrees admissions requirements right here.

Early Admissions to BSN at a Glance

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

Interested in applying to this program?

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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).

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Sentara College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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 only able to accept citizens or permanent residents. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Do you currently have a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale?

A minimum GPA of 3.5 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.

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the High School Early Admissions to BSN program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

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Find Out If You´re Eligible to Apply

Have you graduated high school or equivalent?

Please click below to review the criteria for the Early Admission to Undergraduate Programs BSN. 

 

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Are you a current US citizen or permanent resident?

We are only able to accept citizens or permanent residents. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Will you be 18 years of age by the first day of classes?

You have to be 18 by the first day of classes. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Are you a licensed RN?

Do you have a bachelor's degree?

Do you have a BSN Degree?

Did you complete college level statistics with a "C-" or better, and graduate with a 2.0 GPA or better?

Have you taken some college level courses?

Do you have all of the following prerequisites with a "B-" or higher?


-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Microbiology w/lab

-Nutrition

-Statistics

Do you have an associate degree? (If you have an Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Science, or a technical degree, please click "no".)

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the Clinical Nurse Leader program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

 

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Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the MENP program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

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Do you have an associate degree? (If you have an Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Science, or a technical degree, please click "no.")

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments for the RN to BSN program. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

Do you have all of the following prerequisites with a "C-" or higher?

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II 

-Statistics

Have you taken some college level courses?

Do you have all of the following prerequisites with a "C-" or higher?

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Statistics

Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the BSN program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

Also, prior to beginning your program, you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a “C-” or higher.

 

 

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At this time you have not completed the necessary requirements for our MSN program. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information

Did you take 42 credits of non nursing course work with a "C-" or better?

Have you completed at least 25 credits from the following courses?

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

-Statistics

-Developmental Psychology or Child Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Microbiology w/lab

-Oral Communication

-Ethics

-Introduction to Psychology

-Introduction to Sociology

-Fine Arts Elective

-Humanities Elective

Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the MENP program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

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At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

To apply, you'll need the following courses:
 

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Statistics

 

...and at least 10 additional credits from these general education classes:

 

-Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

-Fine Art Elective

-Health, Medical, Bio, or Social Ethics

-Nutrition

-Humanities Elective

-Introduction to Psychology

-Introduction to Sociology

-Microbiology w/lab

-Oral Communication

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the BSN program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

Also, prior to beginning your program, you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a “C-” or higher.

 

 

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Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the BSN program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

Also, prior to beginning your program, you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a “C-” or higher.

 

 

Apply Now

 

 

Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the RN to BSN program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

Apply Now

 

 

At this time you have not completed the necessary requirements for the RN to BSN program. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

Yes, you can apply!

Thank you. You have met the minimum qualifications to apply to the RN to BSN program. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you received a transcript from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

 

Also, prior to beginning your program, you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a “C-” or higher.

 

 

Apply Now

 

 

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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