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Admissions Requirements

Successful freshman applicants to Misericordia University's Nursing program will have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and a combined SAT score of 960 (math and critical reading) or 22 ACT composite score, and rank in the upper 50% of their graduating class.

Students who are applying for admission into the nursing major (both first time and transfer student admission) and who have either not taken the SAT examination or not achieved the admission SAT requirements above and published in the Misericordia University catalog, will be required to schedule and complete the NLN Nursing Entrance Examination (PAX-RN). A proficiency score of 118 or higher (80th percentile) on the NLN Nursing Entrance Examination is required in order to be considered for admission into the major.

Successful transfer applicants will hold a minimum collegiate grade point average of 3.0, having completed at least 15 college credits. Transfer applications to the Nursing program are only accepted for the freshman, sophomore and junior level, based on space availability, and only with the successful completion of appropriate prerequisites.

Misericordia University reviews individual applications carefully, and the above stated standards should be seen only as general guidelines. The Director of Admissions and individual department chairs reserve the right to exercise discretion in any admissions decision.