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Please read this page carefully before completing the application!
Fall applications are posted approximately March 15

Spring applications are posted approximately August 15

Students that selected the pass/fail option during the Spring 2020 term are welcome to apply to the nursing program after they have retaken the course and earned a letter grade.



Carefully review the Application Process.

Fall cohort applications are due June 1st at noon (CST).

Spring cohort applications are due October 1st at noon (CST).

If you are applying after the deadline, your application will be reviewed. Depending on your eligibility status and availability of seats, you may be offered a slot in the nursing program. 

To find the application, go to the CastleBranch website.

There will be $21 application fee. 

Please follow the Instructions for completing your application. 

GPA Calculator

The GPA calculator worksheet is available on the CastleBranch website as part of the nursing application. Please download the worksheet to your computer before editing it, and save a copy for your records. 






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Include all attempts in the past five years


To apply to the nursing program, the student must meet the following criteria: 

  • have completed at least 34 or more hours of the required 49 credit hours of the General Education CORE and Nursing Prerequisites. Any remaining courses must be completed prior to starting nursing classes. 
  • have a minimum calculated GPA of 3.0 or above from the APSU General Education Core and Nursing Core Prerequisite courses. 
  • have a “C” or better in all Nursing prerequisite and university core courses. Nursing core and prerequisite courses are the only courses used to calculate GPA for admissions to the APSU SON. Note: If courses have been repeated, the highest two attempts from two of the required APSU Core History courses (2310, 2320, 2010, 2020, and/or 2030) and two of the required APSU core humanity courses (Art 1035, MUS 1030, MUS 2030, THEA 1030, Dance 1035, PHIL 1040, PHIL 1030, and/or PHIL 2200) will be included. All attempts in the past five years of the other nursing focus courses will be used to calculate your nursing focus GPA. If you are repeating a course at the time of the application, the previous grade will be used in calculating the GPA.  
  • have earned 8 hours of the required 12 hours of sciences: BIOL 2010/2011, 2020/2021, and/or 2300/2301 plus appropriate labs at the time you apply. All 12 hours are required before starting any nursing classes. 
  • have earned 6 hours of the required 12 hours of PSY 1010, 3100, SOC 1010, and/or Math 1530. All 12 hours are required before starting any nursing classes. 
  • Have 16 hours of the required 24 hours university core and nursing prerequisites to include ENG 1010, 1020, 2330, HIST (6 hours from the following) HIST 2010, 2020, 2310, 2320 or 2030, Humanities 6 hours, COMM 2045, and UNIV 1000 (not required for transfer applicants with more than 12 credit hours. Advanced Placement, military credit hours, or dual enrollment are not included in the 12 hours).  All 24 hours are required before starting any nursing courses. Students with a previous bachelor's degree from an accredited university are exempt from ENGL, COMM, Humanity, and UNIV 1000. However, if you completed any of these courses, the grades will be factored into your nursing focus GPA. 
  • Minimum of 68 TEAS standardized exam composite score.