Nursing & Public Health Department

Admissions Standards

Test Scores

Although Nazareth College is a standardized-test-optional college for most programs, an SAT or ACT score is required for the nursing major. Preferred minimum scores:

  • SAT: 1150 (critical reading + math)
  • ACT: 24 ACT (composite score)

The nursing program is open to incoming first-year students and to transfer students.

For First Year Students

Direct entry: Nazareth College accepts applicants directly into the program as incoming first-year students, meaning you don't have to apply for the nursing program later. Complete the application steps and meet the deadlines outlined on the first-time students Admissions webpage.

Standards: Prospective students must show evidence of strong academic preparation throughout high school. A high school average of 85% or higher or a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required. Also, successful completion and demonstrated ability in the following high school courses are required:

  • 4 years English
  • 4 years history
  • 3 years math
  • 3 years lab science
  • 3 years foreign language

Competitive applicants to the nursing program will have completed 4 years of math, lab science, and foreign language.

Transfer Students

Deadlines and pre-requisite course details are on the Transfer Students page. Select the plus next to Nursing Applicants.