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Admission Information for Nursing Major

Direct Entry Nursing Program

Admission is only offered to prospective students applying for first-year admission as a full-time undergraduate day school student. If you are not admitted to the Nursing major, you will not have the opportunity to pursue a nursing degree as an undergraduate student at Providence College. Due to the limited number of spaces in the Nursing program, students admitted to Providence College as undeclared majors cannot switch into the program.  

Admission Review Process

Admission to the Nursing major is expected to be competitive. Students at Providence College are reviewed holistically, but due to the nature of the nursing program, a more thorough review will occur for students applying to the Nursing program. For the Class of 2027, offers of admission will be extended to students with the intent hope of enrolling 50 students majoring in Nursing.

Admission Criteria

To best position themselves for admission, students should be prepared to have completed the following coursework during their time in high school:

  • English – 4 years
  • Math – 3 years minimum, 4 years preferred
  • Science – 3 years minimum (biology, chemistry, and 1 other lab science), 4 years preferred

As with all programs at Providence College, admission to the Nursing program is test-optional.

Learn more about the School of Nursing and Health Sciences