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Jacksonville University offers the unique opportunity to be accepted into the nursing program as a high school senior. As a student in the Jacksonville University School of Nursing's Freshman Acceptance Program, you are given the unique opportunity to be involved with School of Nursing activities and functions beginning your freshman year.
You will start learning the basics of nursing right from the beginning of your college experience and have the change to live with other freshman nursing students in a designated block of dorm rooms. You will also have the chance to meet and select a member from the Student Nursing Association, who will serve as your mentor and help guide you through your freshman year.
 During the fall semester of your freshman year, you will take Introduction to Nursing, where you will have the opportunity to meet School of Nursing faculty and students, examine historical roots of professional nursing right up to the current issues, and shadow a practicing nurse at a local hospital.
 
To apply, you must submit an undergraduate application to the University office of admissions if you have not already been accepted to Jacksonville University. From there, your admissions counselor will talk to you about your eligibility for the School of Nursing Freshman Acceptance Program if you have expressed an interest in Nursing.
 
Admission requirements:
  • A High School cumulative GPA minimum of 3.5 weighted
  • High School Chemistry, Biology and Algebra II with a 'B' or equivalent weighted AP course grade
  • SAT score of 1100 (critical reading + math) or ACT score of 24
  • Must be nominated by the Undergraduate Admissions Office
 
For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 904.256.7000 or admissions@ju.edu or Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu.
 
Recommended Curriculum Plan:
Freshman Year - Fall
 
NUR 112 Introduction to Nursing 1
**BIOL 215 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
**ENGL103 Intro to Writing 3
**CHEM 101/103 Intro to Chemistry/General Chemistry 4
*HIST 150 The Modern World

Total 15
 
Freshman Year - Spring
 
Course Title Credits
**BIOL 216 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
*ENGL 203 World Literature 3
*CS 150 Intro to Computer 3
**MATH 205 Intro to Statistics 3
XXX xxx Elective 3
Total 16
 
Sophomore Year - Fall
 
Course Title Credits
NUR 212SI Foundations of Pro. Nursing 3
NUR 222 Nursing Assessment 3
**BIOL 210 Human Nutrition 3
**PSYC 210 Human Growth & Development 3
*XXX xxx Social Science Core 3
Total 15
 
Sophomore Year - Spring
 
Course Title Credits
NUR 220 Essentials of Nursing 3
NUR 221 Essentials of Nursing Practice 2
NUR 202 Intro to Pharmacology 1
**BIOL 222 Micro for Health Professionals 4
*PHIL 101 Intro to Philosophy 3
*HUM xxx Any Humanities 3
Total 16
 
Summer
 
Course Title Credits
*ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3
*IS xxx International Studies Core 3
*XXX xxx Fine Arts Core 3
Total 9
 

Junior Year - Fall
 
Course Title Credits
NUR 310 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Theory 3
NUR 311 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice 2
NUR 312 Adult Health Theory 3
NUR 313 Adult Health Practice 2
NUR 302 Pharmacology I 1
NUR 316WI Research 3
Total 14
 
Junior Year - Spring
 
Course Title Credits
NUR 320 Advanced Adult Health Theory 4
NUR 321 Advanced Adult Health Practice 2
NUR 304 Pharmacology II 1
NUR 328 Child-Rearing Family Theory 3
NUR 329 Child-Rearing Family Practice 2
Total 14
 
Senior Year - Fall
 
Course Title Credits
NUR 410 Critical Care Nursing Theory 2
NUR 411 Critical Care Nursing Practice 3
NUR 454 A Conceptual Approach to Pathophysiology 3
NUR 434 Care of the Child-Bearing Family Theory 3
NUR 435 Care of the Child-Bearing Family Practice 2
Total 13
 
Senior Year - Spring
 
Course Title Credits
NUR 436SI Community Health Nursing Theory 2
NUR 437 Community Health Nursing Practice 2
NUR 422WI Nursing Leadership & Management 3
NUR 423 Nursing Synthesis 5
Total 12

*University core requirements
**School of nursing prerequisites (must be completed by beginning of the Junior year)​​