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Explore information about admission to the online B.S.N. completion program, such as requirements, application, and timeline. You may also read frequently asked questions about admission to this program.

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. Cedarville University invites applications to the online B.S.N. degree completion program from nurses who:

  • Have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ
  • Hold an associate's degree in nursing (A.D.N.) from a regionally accredited institution (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  • Hold a current unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States (applicants currently not holding an RN license must be eligible to sit for and successfully complete the NCLEX-RN exam)

Applicants must also affirm their commitment to the Cedarville Covenant and agree to abide by the graduate and adult student standards of conduct. Applicants should also review the University’s doctrinal statement to understand our beliefs and Christian heritage, which serves as the foundation for our community.

The School of Nursing faculty and University Admissions review the qualifications of each applicant on an individual basis. Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the baccalaureate level are admitted to the B.S.N. degree completion program. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

We encourage you to apply early for admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application.

  1. Application for Admission [online]
    Provide personal, educational, and professional information (including RN license number); submit a personal statement indicating your motivation and goals for pursuing this program.
  2. Transcripts
    Submit official college transcripts from all postsecondary institutions in which you have enrolled, even if no credit was earned. If you are currently completing your associate's degree, conditional admission may be granted until the final degree-granting transcript is received.
  3. Church Leader Recommendation [online] [pdf]
    Have a pastor or church leader within the church you attend who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
  4. Professional Recommendation [online] [pdf]
    Have a colleague, professional contact, or professor who has knowledge of the requirements of bachelor's-level nursing education complete this form. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.

Note: Please review additional information and requirements for international students.

Note: Please review readmission information for existing graduate and adult students.

Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received. In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.

New students may begin nursing core courses in the first eight-week session each term (i.e., August, January, or May). General education and Bible minor courses may be taken during either eight-week session each term. Please verify course schedule and availability with your admissions counselor or program advisor.

  Spring 2015 Summer 2015
First 8 weeks Second 8 weeks First 8 weeks Second 8 weeks
New Students
Admission Decision/Deposit Deadline 12/15/2014 4/15/2015
Online Orientation Completion Deadline 12/17/2014 4/17/2015
New/Continuing Students
Course Registration Deadline 12/18/2014 2/23/2015 4/20/2015 6/8/2015
Course Introduction Week 12/29/2014 3/2/2015 4/27/2015 6/15/2015
Instruction Begins/Payment Due 1/5/2015 3/9/2015 5/4/2015 6/22/2015
Instruction Ends 2/27/2015 5/1/2015 6/26/2015 8/14/2015