Eligibility for the nursing major is dependent upon at least a "C" in each of the specified mathematics, biology and chemistry courses, and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
College of Nursing ranking formula, used to determine admission to the College of Nursing, is composed of points awarded for cumulative GPA and success in the previously mentioned specified courses.
Student must take the
HESI Admission Assessment (A2) as part of their application to the BSN option. Students taking the HESI A2 and scoring the preferred minimum of 75 on each of 5 subsections (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, Basic Math Skills, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology) will receive preference in the ranking process. Admission decisions are based on the ranking formula and performance on the pre-admission entrance exam.
NOTE: For January 2018 admission cycle and forward, ONLY the HESI A2 will be accepted.
Admission for the BSN program is very competitive. Approximately 130 students are admitted to the major each semester.
First Step: Apply to East Carolina University
All intended nursing majors must apply to ECU first. Visit the ECU
Office of Undergraduate Admissions to apply and for information requests. Any questions about ECU undergraduate admissions, application forms or transcripts should be directed to:
East Carolina University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
All students must meet minimum requirements as specified in the current
undergraduate catalog. Admission to the university is determined by the director of undergraduate admissions.
Second Step: Apply to the College of Nursing
ECU students with a declared major in nursing must apply to the college. Applications must be filed in the College of Nursing by February 1 for fall admission and by September 1 for spring admission. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Download the
Students from community colleges and other universities may transfer credits as determined by the
Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Transfer of credit for nursing course(s) is determined by the applicable department and the College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee. Nursing courses must have been completed in a
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited baccalaureate program.
A schedule of university fees is available in the university's
There are additional costs to nursing students for uniforms, books, background checks, drug screening, clinical testing and supplies, and liability insurance. Currently, there is a one-time fee of $35 for liability insurance coverage while enrolled in the program. Students must also have current CPR certification. Costs for these programs vary from $25 to $40. Information on available programs is available at the CON
Student Services Office.