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The highly competitive Advanced Placement Program (APP) enables students with the right coursework to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in five semesters. Approximately forty students are selected each year for the program.

In order to be eligible for APP, a student must:

  • Successful completion of the following college-preparatory course work while in high school or the college equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. A ‘C-’ will not be accepted.
    • 4 Units English
    • 3 Units Mathematics (including Algebra II)
    • 3 Units Laboratory Science (including Biology & Chemistry)
    • 3 Units Social Science
    • 2 Units Foreign Language (sign language accepted) —Recommended
    • 1 Unit Visual or Performing Art —Recommended
  • Possess a minimum cumulative college GPA, based on all coursework taken, of a 3.0
  • Successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or better, the entire Mount Carmel freshman and sophomore curriculum. Exceptions to this requirement are Nursing 204, 205, and 206.

Required Freshman Courses

  • *SCIE 123: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • *SCIE 124: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • *SCIE 103: Organic Biochemistry
  • *SCIE 125: Microbiology
  • English Composition
  • PSY 101: General Psychology
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • HUMN 110: Comparative Religions

Required Sophomore Courses

  • *SCIE 220: Nutrition
  • PSY 225: Human Growth & Development
  • *SCIE 230 & 231: Physiologic Alterations I & II

*Credit will not be granted for science courses completed at another institution which are more than five years old.

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