Nursing Application (Pre-Licensure)


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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the FAQs for the NDC BSN Nursing Program.

We are happy you are considering Notre Dame College for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The pre-licensure BSN track is designed for students who want to obtain a BSN and become eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.



To apply to the pre-licensure BSN program at Notre Dame, complete the following:

  • If you are NOT currently a student at Notre Dame College, you MUST apply for admission. Please contact an admission’s counselor at or 218-373-5355. Acceptance by Notre Dame College is required before your application to the nursing program can be considered.

  • Once you have been admitted to Notre Dame College, submit your online nursing application through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (CAS) herebeginning September 1, 2017.  Potential students are applying for the nursing program: fall 2018

  • Acceptance by Notre Dame College is required before your application to the nursing program will be considered.

  • The application process is open September 1, 2017 thru March 1, 2018. Select FAQs under HELP in the upper right corner of the webpage for more details on the application process.

  • A minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA is required for nursing program admission. Transfer GPAs from another school are used in the application process. Courses older than 10 years will be considered for transfer on an individual basis; some may transfer in only as electives but not count toward general education requirements.  Nursing pre-requisite and nursing major courses older than 5 years must be reviewed by the Chair of the Division of Nursing. Computer courses older than five years will not transfer.

  • Transfer students are required to submit a letter from their chair and (1) faculty member stating they are in good stating at their current university or college.

  • ACT or SAT scores are required for students 22 years of age or less (NDC SAT #1566, ACT #3302). The official test scores should be forwarded to:  

Notre Dame College
Division of Nursing
4545 College Road
South Euclid, OH  44121 

  • Prerequisites needed for the program are listed below.  All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher.  No courses can be repeated more than 1 time.  Withdrawals due to failure count toward an attempt.

BI 204/205  Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4 cr.)
BI 206/207  Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 cr.)
CH 106/107 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (4 cr.)
CH 116/117 Principles of Organic & Biological Chemistry with Lab (4 cr.)
EN 100/101 Basic Principles of Expository Writing  (3 cr. each)
    OR  EN 110   Advanced Composition: Expository Writing (3 cr.)
PY 201   General Psychology  (3 cr.)
MA 110/ 105 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr.) or MA 221 Statistics (3 cr.)

  • The following items need to be accomplished in order for your nursing application to be considered complete and ready for an official decision:
  1. Acceptance to Notre Dame College

  2. Official transcripts and application received by NursingCAS

  3. 2 personal recommendations received by NursingCAS  

  4. Completed essay, uploaded with your application to NursingCAS.

  5. NursingCAS reviewed/validated said transcripts 

  6. ACT/SAT scores received by nursing division (if your age is < 23) received by Division of Nursing       


  • Final deadline for completed application submission is March 1, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis by the Nursing Admission and Retention Committee.

  • Pre-Licensure Student Nurse Handbook




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