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Letter to Students

To: All prospective nursing students for the traditional nursing program (Please note this does not apply to RNs or those in the Bachelor's to BSN: Second Degree summer-start program)

From: Department of Nursing

The faculty of the Department of Nursing is glad that you are considering nursing at The College at Brockport. We wish you every success in your studies. Please review this letter carefully, as it contains important information.

Acceptance into the College is not the same as acceptance into the nursing major. Acceptance into the nursing major is very competitive and is not guaranteed by acceptance into the College. You will be considered a “Nursing Intent” until you have applied to and been accepted into the nursing major. This designation allows the College to better guide you in the areas of transfer credit evaluation, advisement, and registration.

Your first two years of coursework involve completion of general education requirements and nursing prerequisites. The application to the nursing major is due in January of the year you plan to enter the nursing program. The traditional nursing program begins in the fall semester only. Check the Department of Nursing website at www.brockport.edu/nursing for application instructions and the specific application deadline. Applications submitted after the due date and time are not accepted. Applicants are notified of acceptance or non-acceptance in March of the year they apply.

In order to be eligible for consideration for admission to the nursing major, applicants must.

  • be accepted by the College at Brockport.
  • submit a separate application for admission to the nursing department.
  • have satisfactorily completed all prerequisites with a minimum grade of C by May of the year you are applying
  • have earned a minimum of 54 non-nursing, liberal arts credits by the start of the nursing program
  • satisfy the GPA requirements that are appropriate for their student status

See the Department of Nursing website (www.brockport.edu/nursing) for additional information.

Native Brockport students (those who have not been enrolled in any other college prior to entering Brockport):

  • must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 by the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year, and this must be maintained through the spring semester.
  • Please note that while a GPA of 2.75 is necessary for consideration, the actual GPA of the applicants admitted is often significantly higher.
  • Nursing intents who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 will be placed on probation after the first semester below 2.5, and will lose nursing intent status after a second semester below a 2.5. Intents who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, after two semesters, will have their major changed to undeclared, and will be referred to academic advisement to determine a new academic plan.

Students with a previous baccalaureate degree:

  • must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 for their first degree or a 3.0 on the most recent college transcript if at least 12 credits have been earned at another college, in order to be considered for admission to the nursing program.
  • The cumulative GPA of the first degree will be used for consideration for admission into the nursing program, if less than 12 college credits have been earned, after a bachelor’s degree has been conferred.
  • Those second degree students whose first baccalaureate was earned at The College at Brockport will be considered along with native Brockport students.

Transfer students who are accepted by the College and take courses at Brockport prior to applying for nursing program admission:

  • must have earned 12 credits at Brockport at the time of application to the nursing program.
  • will be evaluated based only on the Brockport GPA and will be considered on par with native applicants.
  • if less than 12 credits have been earned at Brockport by the time of application to the nursing program, the student will be considered as direct transfer students.
  • the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 or they will lose nursing intent status.

Direct transfer students (those who are accepted by the College, but do not take courses at Brockport prior to applying for nursing program admission) must:

  • have a 3.0 GPA to be admitted into the College.
  • submit a completed application for admission to the College, no later than January 1 of the year they plan to enter the nursing program.
  • submit a completed nursing program application by the January deadline

Students admitted to The College at Brockport under another major may not subsequently change their major to a nursing intent without a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and Department of Nursing approval.

I have read this document and understand the requirements and criteria for consideration for admission to the nursing program.

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Last Updated 8/22/13

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