Entry Requirements

Requirements for Admission to the BSN Program

Graduation from high school is a minimum requirement for admission to American National University for those students enrolling in the certificate, diploma, associates, or bachelor’s programs. Those who have completed high school in a homeschool setting or have satisfied graduation requirements through the General Educational Development (GED) Test or a state authorized examination are also eligible for admission.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the BSN program must comply to the following information:

  1. Submit all college and high school/GED transcripts for academic review. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. However, preference will be given to applicants with GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Credits from other institutions will be evaluated for transfer on a course-by-course basis. Due to the unique nature of nursing programs, it may not be appropriate to transfer nursing core courses.
  3. Students, with prior college experience, who do not have prior credits for transfer, will be evaluated on a cumulative GPA.
  4. Students with no prior college experience will be evaluated on their cumulative high school GPA or GED score of 500 or higher.
  5. Submit an updated resume (Preference may be given to applicants who supply proof of 1 year of experience in a health care field within the last 3 years or hold an active certification or license)
  6. Complete the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX).