LPN Admission

To be admitted as a full-time student, applicants must have:

  1. Completed high school or its equivalent (GED) with at least a 2.0 GPA in academic classes. Transfer students from other majors or colleges must have at least a 2.0 GPA in college courses attempted. In addition, student must have a cumulative NMU GPA of 2.0.
  2. Been accepted for admission to Northern Michigan University as a student in good standing. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office.

To be considered for admission into the practical nursing clinical program:

  1. A student must have met all admission requirements and be a student in good standing.
  2. Must have a minimum total GPA of 2.0 in all the prerequisite college courses taken that are required in the program. The student must have a minimum grad of C in all prerequisite courses. In addition, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  3. Admission into the clinical nursing sequence is based upon a student's GPA in the prerequisite courses and their admission placement test results. Students who have the highest GPA and test scores will be admitted first until the class is filled. Not all students who have met the minimum standards will be admitted if space is not available.
  4. Must have successfully passed all required nursing courses after a maximum of two tries. Required nursing courses may be retaken only once.

Students will be notified of acceptance or rejection on a rolling basis. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of placements available, the faculty reserves the right to select the applicants who shall be admitted. Students who have completed all prerequisites by the end of summer semester will be given priority for admission into the fall class.

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