First B.S. in Nursing
Salisbury University School of Nursing Admissions Statement
—1st Bachelor’s Degree Students
The 1st Degree nursing program is gated and admission is a two-step process. One must first be formally admitted to the University, followed by a separate admission process to the nursing program typically in the spring semester of the sophomore year. Due to course sequencing, required nursing courses begin in the fall semester only with an admitted cohort of approximately 65 students each year.
Students with an interest in nursing should declare nursing as their major upon application to the University so that they can be assigned a nursing faculty advisor in their sophomore year for program planning purposes. The Henson advising coordinator advises pre-nursing students in their freshman year. Admission to the University does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program.
Students entering the nursing program are required to meet physical and psychological requirements as outlined in the Salisbury University School of Nursing - "Fit for Duty" Verification form. Please see the health and enrollment requirements page for further details and access to the form. Students should also be aware that drug testing and background checks are commonly required by clinical agencies. Students who have been convicted of a felony or have pled nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, may not be eligible for some clinical placements and may be unable to complete program requirements. Likewise they may not be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in some states including Maryland. Signature on the Background Check Statement is required as a part of the application process for the program.