CONTRIBUTED BY TROY UNIVERSITY
High school seniors and TROY University freshmen now have a guaranteed pathway to TROY University’s School of Nursing.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Early Acceptance Program guarantees a student a seat in the nursing program as long as the requirements of the program are maintained.
“It takes the guessing and waiting away,” said Dr. Wade Forehand, director of the School of Nursing. “I think this is a great way to get exceptional students interested in nursing and reward them for their academic excellence. The nursing profession has never been in more need than now.”
Applications for early acceptances for high school seniors open on Nov. 1 and close Dec. 15. “Highly qualified” high school students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and ACT score of 25 composite or 1200 on the SAT, and must complete one year of biology, one year of chemistry or physics and must have taken Algebra I, Algebra II and geometry. They must also place in non-remedial math and English composition upon entering TROY.
The application opens for freshmen on May 1 and runs through June 15. To apply, freshmen must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA and a minimum grade of C on all coursework; have completed math course 1112 and chemistry 1142 and its lab; be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and follow all application requirements for the Troy University Early Acceptance BSN Program.
The Early Acceptance Program applies to the BSN degree program offered at both the Dothan and Troy campuses.