Transitioning to the Revised Admission Cycle

 

 

Letter from Dr. Newschwander

Application Deadline Table

Make An Advising Appointment

Eligibility to Apply

How To Be Competitive When Applying


Dear Friends of Auburn University School of Nursing:

 

For nearly four decades, Auburn University’s School of Nursing has offered exceptional programs designed to educate quality nurses to support the state’s healthcare needs. As dean, I am committed to ensuring we maintain the steadfast quality of these programs and that we accommodate Auburn students who wish to pursue a career in nursing.  Despite a national nursing shortage in recent years, the School continues to experience significant demand for additional program offerings, faculty, and space.

 

To accommodate this demand, the School successfully doubled its enrollment by establishing two admissions processes per year, in the fall and spring semesters. While this approach allowed for more students to be admitted to our program, it created an unintended consequence for those students admitted in the spring.  These students were only able to complete the medical surgical course required for the major during the summer.  The disadvantage to completing one of the most challenging and fundamental courses in the summer lies in the shortened duration of 10 weeks as opposed to 15 weeks in the fall and spring.  A careful review of data combined with feedback from students indicates that completion of this course in the summer places our students at a significant disadvantage with regard to readiness, as well as preparation for standardized specialty exams and the national licensing exam.  In 2016, the School piloted an extended summer semester calendar in an attempt to resolve the issue; however, that solution created additional problems for students and faculty. 

 

Following a careful review of our processes, and with exhaustive input from faculty and students, the School has amended our admission cycle for the 2018-19 academic year.  Admission to the program will now occur in the summer and fall semesters. This change allows our students to complete the medical surgical course in the fall or spring semesters, which is vital to the success of our student nurses and the patients they serve.  Additionally, the change provides students with a summer to pursue professional opportunities including internships, study abroad experiences, and clinically-related work.

 

This revised admission cycle does not affect the total number of students enrolled in the nursing program.  During the initial year the school will continue to admit 200 students per year; however, we will admit 50 students in Fall 2018, 50 students in Spring 2019, and 100 students in Summer 2019.  Thereafter, admissions will be 100 students each summer and 100 students each fall.  Staggering those students admitted in the fall and spring is necessary due to these two cohorts taking the same courses in their third semester thus requiring the same clinical experiences at once.  Designing the change the way we have is necessary to ensure all students get the clinical placements they need.  We are admitting students in the fall semester, so for many, this change will have no impact at all on their admission date.  Similarly, those students who have not completed their prerequisite courses and were anticipating Spring 2019 admission may also see no impact.  If students are not admitted for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semester, we plan to provide an opportunity for them to take some early nursing courses before the next round of admissions allowing them to continue progressing toward their nursing degree. 

 

We understand that change can be disruptive and unsettling; however, the decision was guided by our enduring goals of offering Auburn students the best possible nursing education and preparing them to enter the workforce ready to provide safe and effective care.  Academic Advisors within the school are conducting application information sessions and hosting individual appointments for students who are planning to apply for 2018-2019 admission.  We are available to personally answer questions and will continue to provide support for students and families throughout this process. 

 

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Gregg Newschwander

Barbara S. Witt Professor and Dean

 

 

PDF- Letter from Dr. Newschwander

 


 

Application Deadline Table

 

Application Open

Application Deadline

Interviews

Admission Decision

Fall 2018

 

December 2017

February 1, 2018

March 3, 2018

April 2018

Spring 2019

 

March 2018

May 1, 2018

June 2, 2018

July 2018

Summer 2019

 

March 2018

May 1, 2018

June 2, 2018

July 2018

Fall 2019

 

October 2018

December 2018

February 2019

March 2019

Summer 2020/

Fall 2020

 

October 2019

December 2019

February 2020

March 2020

 

Applying Fall 2018

Applying Spring 2019

Applying Summer 2019

Applying Fall 2019

Applying Summer 2020/Fall 2020


We encourage all current pre-nursing students to use the link below to make an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss their individual plan of study and timeline in which to apply to the upper division.

Advise Assist


ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY:

In order to be eligible to apply to the upper division you must meet the following requirements by the end of the semester noted below:

Fall 2018 admission- eligibility must be met by Fall 2017 

Spring 2019/Summer 2019 admission- eligibility must be met by Spring 2018

Fall 2019 admission- eligibility must be met by Fall 2018

Summer 2020/Fall 2020 admission- eligibility must be met by Fall 2019

 

1. Must have at least a 2.5 pre-nursing gpa

2. Must have no more than 22 hours of pre-nursing coursework outstanding

3. Must have 3 of the 5 required sciences completed

 


HOW TO BE COMPETITIVE IN APPLYING:

When applying to the upper division, the admission committee looks at the following in priority order

1) Pre-nursing GPA, you can use the attachment below to calculate your own individual pre-nursing GPA or visit with an advisor

2) Interview score

3) Auburn Hours Earned- preference is given to students with the majority credits from Auburn

4) Health Related Experience

 

GPA Calculator


Applying Fall 2018

Timeline:

Application Open

Application Deadline

Interviews

Admission Decision

December 2017

February 1, 2018

March 3, 2018

April 2018

 

 

Upper Division Plan of Study

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)
  • NURS3120- Nursing Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 3210- Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)

 

OFF

  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)
  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)
  • NURS Elective- optional (2)
  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

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Applying Spring 2019

Application Open

Application Deadline

Interviews

Admission Decision

March 2018

May 1, 2018

June 2, 2018

July 2018

 

Upper Division Plan of Study

OPTION A (Early Nursing Courses)

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

  • NURS 3120- Pathophysiology (3)

 

  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)
  • NURS 3210- Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)
  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)
  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)
  • NURS Elective- optional (2)
  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

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OPTIONS B (Traditional Plan)

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)
  • NURS 3120- Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)
  • NURS 3210- Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)
  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)
  • NURS Elective- optional (2)
  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

  • UNIV4AAONU1- GRADUATION

 


Applying Summer 2019

Application Open

Application Deadline

Interviews

Admission Decision

March 2018

May 1, 2018

June 2, 2018

July 2018

 

Upper Division Plan of Study

OPTION A (Early Nursing Courses)

Spring  2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall  2020

Spring 2021

  • NURS 3120- Pathophysiology (3)

 

  • NURS 3210- Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)

 

  •  NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)

 

  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)

OFF

  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)
  • NURS Elective- optional (2)
  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

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OPTION B (Traditional Plan)

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)
  • NURS 3120- Pathophysiology (3)

 

  • NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)
  • NURS 3210- Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)

 

 

 

 

OFF

  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)
  • NURS Elective- optional (2)
  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

  • UNIV4AAONU1- GRADUATION

 


Applying Fall 2019

Application Open

Application Deadline

Interviews

Admission Decision

October 2018

December 2018

February 2019

March 2019

 

FALL 2019

SPRING 2020

SUMMER 2020

FALL 2020

SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)
  • NURS 3120- Pathophysiology (3)

 

  • NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)
  • NURS 3210- Clinical Pharmacology (3)

OFF

  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)

 

  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)

 

  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

  • UNIV4AAONU1- GRADUATION

 


 
Applying Summer 2020/Fall 2020

Application Open

Application Deadline

Interviews

Admission Decision

October 2019

December 2019

February 2020

March 2020

 

SUMMER 2020

FALL 2020

SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

FALL 2021

SPRING 2022

  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)
  • NURS 3120- Pathophysiology (3)

 

  • NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)
  • NURS 3210- Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)

 

OFF

  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)

 

  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

  • UNIV4AAONU1- GRADUATION

 

FALL 2020

SPRING 2021

SUMMER 2021

FALL 2021

SPRING 2022

SUMMER 2022

  • NURS 3110- Theoretical Concepts(3)
  • NURS 3130- EBS, Assmt & Hlth Prom (4)
  • NURS 3141- Concepts & EBS for Nurs (3)
  • NURS 3120- Pathophysiology (3)

 

  • NURS 3230- Acute Care Across Lifespan (6)
  • NURS 3231- Acute Care Across Life Clin (4)
  • NURS 3210- Clinical Pharmacology (3)

OFF

  • NURS 3330- Child Family & Rep Hlth (4)
  • NURS 3331- Child Family & Rep Hlth Clin (2)
  • NURS 3730- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan (2)
  • NURS 3731- Mntl Health Scr Lifespan Clin (2)
  • NURS 4810- Leadership in Microsystems (2)

 

  • NURS 4230- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan (5)
  • NURS 4231- Chronic Cond Acr Lifespan Clin (5)
  • NURS 4290- Evidence Based Practice (2)

 

  • NURS 4910 Professional Nursing Leadership (3)
  • NURS 4911- Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 4920- Transition to Nursing (2)
  • NURS 4921- Preceptorship
  • NURS 4930- Community Assessment Project (1)

 

  • UNIV4AAONU1- GRADUATION