Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Oxford College students apply to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing during their sophomore year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials using the online application found on the School of Nursing website. Materials required for the completed application packet include a complete application form and a completed prerequisite form.

Visit for more details, including the priority application deadline. All Oxford applicants are required to earn a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and a minimum science/math GPA of 2.8. The application fee is waived for Oxford College applicants. Incomplete application packets will not be considered for admission.

The pre-nursing curriculum includes specific prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, math, and psychology. Students considering entry into the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (SON) fall 2017 and beyond are required to complete the following prerequisite courses:

  • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
    • MATH 117 or MATH 111 or QTM 100
  • Science/Nature/Technology
    • CHEM 120 or CHEM 141 (with lab)
    • BIOL 121 (with lab)
    • BIOL 122 (with lab)
    • BIOL 141 (with lab)
  • History/Society/Culture
    • PSYC 205

Students should contact their faculty adviser for more detailed information. Additionally, Oxford students are also expected to meet the Oxford College graduation requirements, including First-Year Writing Requirement and the Continuing Writing Requirement (CWR), Ways of Inquiry (INQ), and Physical Education (PE) course requirements. Information about these specific requirements related to the Oxford College General Education Program can be found in the degree requirement section.

Lastly, students applying to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are required to demonstrate current CPR certification before beginning the BSN program. For more information, or to obtain hard-copy application materials, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at