Answers to your Nursing
Admissions Questions

As a new student at the University of St. Francis, we will work closely with you so you can relax and fully enjoy the experience of becoming a college student! 

  • 3.00 cumulative Nursing GPA
  • 2.75 cumulative Nursing science courses GPA (comprised of Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and Chemistry)
  • Must earn a “C” or above with no repeat courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or Statistics
  • Only two withdrawals are allowed in above courses; must successfully complete courses before admission review
  • “Nursing Readiness” will be determined by the admissions counselor and/or Leach College of Nursing (LCON) Admission and Progression Committee.

Nursing Deadlines: A student’s file that is “Nursing Program Ready” will be submitted to the Nursing Admission Committee for consideration. To be eligible for review the student must submit her/his official transcript(s) and meet all admissions requirements.

USF accepts applications year-round – however, priority will be placed on those who fulfill their application requirements early (and completely). The number of places in the program is limited so applications are reviewed in order of when they are completed.

Students are admitted for fall, spring, and summer terms, pending space in the Nursing program.  Students who are eligible but not accepted into the program will be placed on a wait-list for one semester.

  • No, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is not required.
  • All applicants’ files are reviewed by LCON.
  • The nursing program is 2.5 years.
  • Classes are only offered in the fall and spring semesters, no summer nursing classes are available.
  • Transfer guides are available for many of the Illinois Community Colleges.
  • To see if your school is listed, click here.

Helpful LCON Links

Leach College of Nursing