Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

The traditional BSN is a full-time academic program that can be completed in four academic years.

What is the admissions process?

Students are admitted into Eastern's College of Arts and Sciences through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.The Department of Nursing Admissions Committee will review the files of potential nursing students accepted to the University on a rolling basis.  From this group, qualified students will be selected to enter the nursing cohort.  Students will receive a letter from the Chair of the Department of Nursing informing them of the Department of Nursing Admissions Committee decision.  As entrance into the Nursing Cohort is highly competitive and in great demand, we request you make us aware of your desire to accept our offer as soon as possible.  The number of seats in the nursing cohort is limited to 40 and will be filled as deposits are received.  After the available seats have been filled, students will be placed on a wait list.

How do I gain entrance into the nursing major?

Admission to the Nursing Major: Admission to the nursing major is a two-step process.

Step 1. The Department of Nursing Admissions Committee will review the files of first year students accepted to Eastern University. Qualified students will be accepted into the nursing cohort. Students will receive a letter informing them of the Department of Nursing Admissions Committee decision shortly after a decision has been made. Acceptance to the Nursing Cohort will allow students to take courses in Eastern's Core Curriculum as well as the preliminary courses towards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Step 2. During the spring semester sophomore year, members of the Nursing cohort will have the opportunity to apply for formal admission to the Nursing major reaffirming their interest in pursuing a degree in nursing. In order to be fully accepted into the Nursing major, students must complete the required courses, earn a 3.0 GPA overall, a 2.75 GPA in the pre-requisite sciences (BIOL 216, BIOL 233, BIOL 234, CHEM 118) with no science or math grade below a "C", and complete the nursing major admissions packet.

Tell me about the curriculum

The curriculum consists of 124 academic credits.  Applicants are accepted to Eastern University as a member of the nursing cohort.  Pre-nursing major students will be assigned a nursing academic advisor who will guide them through their first two years of academic study.  Students will apply to the nursing major during their sophomore year.  Admission to Eastern University does NOT guarantee admission to the nursing major.

What is the cost? 

It is Eastern's goal to make our University as affordable as possible for our students and their families.  Last year, Eastern released $4.4 million in gift aid to students and families in need.  Click here to learn more about the cost structure.

Do we accept transfer students into the Nursing Program? 

Not at this time.