Guarantee your spot in the nursing program as soon as you enroll at Union College.
To get into a nursing program you have to complete 2-4 semesters of college with outlined prerequisite courses. Then, you apply to a nursing program. But depending on your competition that year, you may or may not get in. You might have to take a semester off or apply at multiple nursing schools—and lose your higher freshman scholarship if you transfer colleges.
At Union, we've transformed the process. With guaranteed admission, we save your spot so that once you're done with the 3 prerequisite semesters at Union, you can jump right into the nursing program.
Who is eligible?
High school students enrolling in college for the first time (advanced placement courses in high school are allowed) who meet the following criteria:
- Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.00 scale
- Minimum score of 24 on the ACT or 1190 on the new SAT 1600 scale
Sound amazing? If you meet the criteria, all you need to do to secure your spot is complete Union College's application—Apply now!
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How do I keep my spot after I enroll at Union?
- Keep a cumulative college GPA of 3.3 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
- Don’t take any pass/fail science courses (we don’t have any of those at Union)
- Earn a “C” or better grade on all college courses
- Earn the minimum required total score on the ATI TEAS as published in the college bulletin
- Complete the nursing program application process entirely, including the NursingCAS application, background checks, drug screening and interview
- Must be a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester) and follow the advised curriculum
If you don’t maintain these requirements, you'll lose guaranteed admission; however, you'll still be eligible to apply to the nursing program when you finish your prerequisites according to the traditional admission policy.
Why should I apply to the nursing program at Union College?
The Union College Nursing Program has a tradition of excellence. In fact, our program was the first baccalaureate nursing program in the state of Nebraska as well as the Adventist higher education system.
We don’t just talk about how excellent our graduates are, they prove it time and time again on the national licensure exam. In fact, 100% of our December 2018, May 2018 and December 2017 graduates passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt! Union College nursing graduates consistently perform at the top.
All of our graduates find jobs in the first six months after passing the NCLEX-RN® and our graduates are recruited by hospital systems and other healthcare organizations across the United States. We have integrated the Minor in Leadership into the baccalaureate nursing curriculum, so you can graduate with both in four years setting yourself apart from other nursing graduates when you apply for jobs.
We have a cutting-edge nursing curriculum including Disaster Nursing and simulation is integrated into every clinical course. Students in the Global Health Nursing course participate in a medical mission trip to a developing country each year over Spring Break to serve the global community. You will complete your clinical rotations in a variety of healthcare systems and settings preparing you with the knowledge and skills that facilitate the flexibility and adaptability of a professional nurse.
Why do you offer Guaranteed Nursing Admission for freshmen?
Some high school students have a very clear path for their college education and career. Guaranteed admission is designed to attract those who know they want to be nurses and meet early eligibility requirements. Most of our students complete three semesters of pre-nursing at Union and then apply for the nursing program which is a competitive process. Guaranteed Nursing Admission gives high achieving students a guarantee of progression into the nursing curriculum provided they meet the academic progression requirements.
What if I don't qualify for Guaranteed Nursing Admission?
We hope you will still attend Union College, enroll as a pre-nursing student, and then apply for the nursing program during your third semester to enter the nursing program in your fourth semester of college.
What if I decide that nursing isn't a good fit during my time at Union College?
That happens and it's okay! We want you to discover God's calling for your life. Your nursing academic advisor will work with you to move into the major on campus that meets your interest and needs.
Will I take any classes in nursing right away?
Yes! You will take CORE 117 which is an introductory course to the nursing profession the first semester of your freshman year. Then, you will spend the next two semesters completing your nursing prerequisites and other general education requirements. The full curriculum of nursing courses, including clinical rotations with live patients, start your fourth semester of college. You can review the full four-year degree completion guide on our website.
Are there scholarships?
Yes! As a freshman at Union College you are eligible for the freshman academic scholarships.
Every student receives a scholarship—guaranteed.
Guarantee a job and a $10,000 signing bonus when you graduate.
Guaranteed a job when you graduate
Kettering Health Network loves Union College nursing graduates. They’ve seen the quality of a Union education, and that’s why they’re willing to guarantee a job at one of their hospitals to every Union College nursing graduate.
Get a bonus for studying at Union
Kettering Health Network will give you a $10,000 signing bonus—up to $2,500 for each year at Union College.
Great organizations think alike
Kettering Health Network operates eight hospitals and 120 care facilities in southwest Ohio and is ranked in the Top 15 Best Health Systems in the country by Truven Health Analytics. As a faith-based organization, Kettering shares Union’s mission to make the world a better place by treating each patient with the same care and compassion that Christ did.