Discover Nursing

Presentation College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a four-year program that combines liberal arts and a science foundation with an extensive range of nursing courses. After earning the B.S., students are eligible to take the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX).

Experience

The nursing program delivers a broad base of knowledge—which includes the study of behavioral sciences and humanities—to reflect the variety of roles served by nurses in the 21st century. Students are partnered with a faculty coach in the second year, and we use very few adjunct faculty when compared to most other nursing programs.

Opportunities

As a student in the nursing program, you’ll benefit from our strong reputation and the valuable connections and relationships we’ve built with the region’s top hospitals and health care organizations, including Avera Health, Sanford Health, & the Mayo Clinic. This significantly eases the burden of finding top clinical placement sites, which for most other schools is a highly competitive process.

Hands-On Learning

Students in the Nursing Program begin their clinical training early, in just the second year. And with facilities like our cadaver lab—and state-of-the-art Avera Simulation Center—you’ll gain outstanding hands-on learning opportunities.

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General Requirements and Information

The Division of Nursing acknowledges the responsibility of reviewing for progression only those students who, in the judgment of the faculty, satisfy the requirements of scholarship, health, and professional suitability for nursing. The Division of Nursing reserves the right to refuse progression to any student who does not meet the established criteria for the nursing program. Additionally, the Division of Nursing reserves the right to refuse progression of any applicant or suspend any student who has falsified or withheld the required program enrollment or progression information.

Progression to the nursing program is highly competitive.

All students must meet the criteria below to be considered for enrollment in the first nursing course, NB215 Introduction to Professional Nursing.

STEP 1

  1. A student must be admitted to Presentation College. To apply to the College, access the following link: http://www.presentation.edu/aberdeen/admissions/apply/

STEP 2

  1. To be considered for progression to the nursing program, a student must successfully complete all required forms and documentation listed under the Progression to Nursing Programs, General Requirements and Information section.
  2. As part of the progression process, students must complete the TEAS IV or NLN Pax exam. Presentation College Division of Nursing will accept either the most current TEAS entrance exam or the NLN PAX exam. The most current TEAS entrance exam must have a score of proficient following a maximum of two attempts within 365 days of entrance into the College. The NLN PAX exam must have a composite score of 102 with a maximum of two attempts within 365 days of entrance into the College. RN completion students are exempt. For students who have graduated with either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in another field, a request can be submitted to the Dean of Nursing to waive the entrance exam. The Dean of Nursing will determine if the entrance exam is waived. High school students who have been accepted per the high school acceptance admission policy are exempt from taking the entrance exam.

Licensed Practical Nurse (Associate Degree/Diploma):

  1. Hold an unencumbered, active LPN license in the states where Presentation College is authorized to deliver the program.
  2. Permanent residence in one of the states where Presentation College is authorized to deliver the program.
  3. Graduate from a state-approved practical nursing degree program.

Registered Nurse (Associate Degree/Diploma):

  1. Hold an unencumbered, active RN license in the states where Presentation College is authorized to deliver the program.
  2. Permanent residence in one of the states where Presentation College is authorized to deliver the program.
  3. Graduate from a state-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing – Track Specific Information

As a unique opportunity, graduating high school students may progress directly to the nursing program from high school after being admitted to Presentation College with a GPA of 2.70 or above, an ACT of 20 or above (or SAT equivalent), and successful completion of select sections of the nursing progression process. Progression is dependent on successful completion of specific pre-nursing or non-nursing courses.

Students will not be considered for progression if any of the following are noted:

  1. Felony convictions.
  2. LPN licensure not current in states where Presentation College is authorized to deliver the program.
  3. Lack of a permanent residence in a state where Presentation College is authorized to deliver the program.
  4. Two science course failures: students who have earned less than a 2.00 (“C”) in two science courses (either lab or lecture) at Presentation College or another institution (same course repeated or two different courses) within the last three academic years (fall-summer) will not progress to nursing. Natural science courses may be repeated only one time.
    1. Couplet science courses (lab and lecture taken together) count as one failure.
    2. Science courses taken singularly count as one failure.
  5. Two nursing course failures: if students are unsuccessful in two nursing courses within the last three academic years (fall-summer) at Presentation College or at another institution, they will not be considered for progression.

 

Please reach out to your advisor or the Admissions Department for more information. admit@presentation.edu