Norfolk State University
Nursing & Allied Health Department
College of Science, Engineering & Technology
NSU | CSET | Nursing & Allied Health Department

Upper Level Baccalaureate Program
Dr. Jessica Parrott, DNP, RN, CPNP
Interim Department Chair
(757) 823-2469
Admissions Coordinator
Ms. Desma Lans
BMH 207C     (757) 823-2205
Admission to the Upper Level Baccalaureate Program sequence is highly competitive; therefore meeting all the prerequisite criteria does not guarantee admissions to the nursing program. Accepted applicants must meet the following minimal criteria:
  1. Admission to the University by April 1st for Fall admission; October 1st for January admission.
  2. Submission of a separate and complete application package for admission to the Department of Nursing and Allied Health after admission to the University and prior to start of semester in which one desires to attend.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and grade of 'C' in the listed prerequisite courses, all of which must be completed prior to the start of the RN-BSN Program.
  4. Receipt of official transcript(s) from previously attended college(s) and high school(s).
  5. Required Courses: Completion of two units of Mathematics, including one unit of Algebra and one unit of General Mathematics; and two units of Science with lab (restricted to one unit of Biology and one unit of Chemistry at the high school level or higher). Students who did not take Biology and/or Chemistry with a lab in high school must take it as a regular college course. A minimum grade of 'C' is required in each course or credit by examiniation (CLEP or DANTES).
  6. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a Compact License.
  7. Students with a GED must also show proof of all required courses listed as 'Required Courses' and a grade of 'C' or above. If the student has not taken any of the required courses, student must take college level courses for which a grade of 'C' or above can be awarded.