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 form at The completed application packet includes 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.

Students may submit an application for admission with the courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or higher by the time the student plans to begin the nursing program. These prerequisite courses must be completed:

  • QTM 100
  • NRSG 201 (with laboratory)
  • NRSG 202 (with laboratory)
  • NRSG 205 Microbiology (with lab)
  • NRSG 207 Clinical Nutrition
  • CHEM 150 (with laboratory)
  • PSYC 205

Other tagged academic courses will be counted as electives to reach 60 semester hours (required for nursing admission) or 64 semester hours (required for graduation from Oxford College). Total number of academic credit hours (60 or 64) does NOT include PE hours. Please visit the above web link for details.

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

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.