Admission to the A.A.S. in Nursing 


 To be considered for admission to the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, the applicant must:

1. Have a GPA of 2.5 in the following courses:
University Seminar (1 credit hour)
English 101 (3 credit hours)
General Psychology (3 credit hours)
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (5 credit hours) Must be taken within the last 5 years.      (rev. 1/23/12)

 2.  Have placed in Math 111 on Lincoln University Mathematic placement exam , completed Math 50/51 with a grade of C or better, or transferred the equivalent from an accredited university or community college

3.  have scored at least in the 60th percentile on the PAX-NLN Admission Exam.  The PAX exam may only be repeated at intervals of every three months or more. 

4.   submit three (3) letters of reference using departmental forms

  • one letter must be from a work supervisor, if employed with in the past year
  • if an LPN with in the past five years, one letter must be from an LPN instructor
  • if a transfer student from another nursing program, one letter must be from a previous nursing instructor,

5.   complete a departmental application

6.  GPA of at least 2.0 and be on good non-academic standing.

After the above criteria are met, the admissions committee will review the applicant’s admission criteria and file for acceptability.  Upon acceptance by the admissions committee, a random selection process is used to place qualified applicants on a waiting list for the next available space in the nursing program.  All applicants are notified in writing of their acceptance or rejection and placed on the waiting list if accepted.  If the application process is not completed by the deadline, new information will have to be submitted to be considered for the next admission  process. 


Student transcripts must reflect passage of prerequisite and/or required courses with a C or above on the first or second attempt within the last 5 years to be admitted. If extenuating circumstances have occurred, the student may petition the faculty in writing for an exception.