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FAQs

  1. What do I need to do before applying for admission to the Pre-Licensure BSN program?
    You must apply for admission to Catawba College and be accepted.

  2. I have been accepted to Catawba College.  Does that indicate a guaranteed admission to the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program?
    No. The Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program has a competitive admission process. During the spring, the student submits a completed application to the BSN program.

  3. What is the necessary GPA for admission to the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program?
    The minimum required GPA is 2.5.  However, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is recommended.  A letter grade of “C” or better is required for all science courses.

  4. What courses must I have completed in order to apply for admission to the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program?
    Please see the website for a list of prerequisites. 

  5. Do I have to be a CNA to apply for admission to the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program?
    No.  Being a CNA is good preparation, but is not a requirement.

  6. When do I apply for admission to the Pre- Licensure BSN Degree Program?
    Students are eligible to apply to the major once all admissions criteria has been met.  This typically happens in the spring semester of a student’s sophomore year.

  7. How often are students admitted into the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program?
    Admission occurs once yearly in the spring semester.

  8. If I do not make the minimum score on the TEAS test, will I still be eligible to apply to the program?
    Yes.  You are still eligible to apply.  Students with a TEAS score slightly below the proficient level and a GPA above 3.0 may be eligible for admission to the program.

  9. If I apply to the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program and don’t get in, does the College provide additional options?
    Catawba College has a variety of exceptional programs to consider as alternative possibilities to the nursing major. Please explore the College’s website for additional options.   

  10. Do I have to complete all curriculum pre-requisites before applying to the program? 
    Provisional admission may be granted if a student is completing curriculum pre-requisites in the term (spring semester) prior to matriculation into the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program.