Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

What are the application deadlines for the Jacksonville University, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Keigwin School of Nursing?
  • Second Degree programs:
  • The ABSN 12-month program has a rolling admissions date. Once an applicant has submitted all required documentation, their application will be reviewed. Please note, the 2021-2022 12-month program will start in the Fall term.
  • The ABSN 16-month program has a general application deadline of March 1st, 2021.
  • The 2nd degree program has a deadline of January 15th of each year.
  • The Traditional BSN program:
  • Fall Deadline: March 1st to begin in the fall semester.
  • Spring Deadline: October 1st to begin in the spring semester. The Nursing supplemental application deadline has yet to be determined.
  • MECP Applicants:
  • All Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP)/Seaman to Admiral (STA-21) applicants must have a nursing application submitted no later than March 1st of the year you submit your package to be considered for the subsequent academic year.
Can someone look at my transcripts to let me know if I meet all of the academic criteria?

Yes, the Jacksonville University Keigwin School of Nursing can review your unofficial transcripts to determine if you have completed the necessary prerequisite courses. We will also let you know if your prerequisite courses are considered equivalent to ours, and if you have any outstanding requirements.

Where do I apply to the Keigwin School of Nursing?

You will complete the online university application found on our website. If your application meets our eligibility requirements you will receive a supplemental Nursing application.

This application is comprised of the following components. Please note, we consider all 5 components when evaluating an application:

1. Overall GPA
2. Prerequisite GPA
3. One-way recorded interview: This can be done from the comfort of your home.
4. Three short-answer prompts
5. TEAS Test: no minimum score is required

Do you require letters of recommendation?

No, we do not require letters of recommendation.

Do I need to submit transcripts with my nursing application?

Yes, you will need to submit all official college transcripts with your application to JU from every college or university you have attended. If all transcripts are not received by our application deadline, your application will not be considered for admission.

Is there an entrance test?

Yes, we require all applicants to take the TEAS Test. Please note, a minimum score is not required. The overall percentage received on your TEAS Test will be one factor that is considered in your application.

What can I expect from the interview? How should I prepare for it?

The one-way recorded interview link is found inside of the Nursing supplemental application. Please be prepared to discuss yourself, experiences, and goals as asked during the interview.

How much does the nursing program cost?

Learn about Tuition & Costs through the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

All undergraduate Nursing students are considered traditional for tuition purposes.

Additional materials are required for the nursing program in the first semester. 

How many applicants are accepted?

The number varies based on clinical availability, faculty resources, etc. In past application cycles, there is a 1 to 3 ratio of applications to admitted students.  

Fall Traditional BSN Entry Term: 50 students  
Spring Traditional BSN Entry Term: 50 students  
Summer Accelerated Second 16 Month Degree BSN Entry Term: 50 students  
Accelerated Second 12 Month Degree BSN Entry Term: 35 students

Prerequisites

Is there a time limit on prerequisite courses?

Prerequisite courses that are  10 years old or older must be accompanied by course descriptions and/or syllabi for an official review to be determined by the Jacksonville University Registrar’s office. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher and are equivalent to the required prerequisite at Jacksonville University. You are responsible for having a mastery of the content taught in these courses, so you are responsible for being proficient in this content coming into the nursing program.

Can the prerequisite be completed online?

Yes, you can complete prerequisite courses online. Prerequisite courses can be completed at any regionally accredited college or University and will transfer to Jacksonville University to satisfy our prerequisites as long as the course is determined to be equivalent to the prerequisite at Jacksonville University and you earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

Do all the prerequisites have to be finished in order for me to apply?

No. You can still be in progress with prerequisite courses while you are applying to the Jacksonville University Keigwin School of Nursing, but all prerequisites must be completed by your start date in the nursing program with a grade of ‘C’ or higher or you will not be permitted to begin even if you are admitted.

What if I earned a grade of “C” in a prerequisite course?

A grade of ‘C’ in a prerequisite course is sufficient, and will not need to be repeated. If you earn a grade of "C" or below, you will be required to repeat the course. Please note, if you took a theory and lab course separately, you must have earned a grade of "C" or higher on both parts of the course.

Schedules

What is the class schedule like?

All tracks of our pre-licensure BSN program are considered full time. Days and times will vary by course and semester. 

Where do you do clinical?

Clinical participation is required to successfully complete the BSN program at JU. We have clinical partnerships with all major area hospitals, and will rotate you through as many of these facilities as possible.

What is the clinical schedule?

Clinical days are typically a 12-hour shift of 6:30am-6:30pm, for some courses this schedule may vary depending on site availability and course requirements.