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Pre-Nursing Pre-Nursing

The Academic Counseling Center advises all pre-nursing students,
including new freshman, students changing their major to pre-nursing, and transfer nursing students. 

Admission Criteria

To be eligible to enter the nursing program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to the University of Memphis as a degree seeking undergraduate student
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher; to be a competitive applicant students are encouraged to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.66 in science courses (BIOL 2010/2011, BIOL 2020/2021, and BIOL 1230/1231)
  • Passing score on the TEAS exam
    Minimum composite score of 62.5% and 60% on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Math, and Science)
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with minimum grade of C in each
        ENGL 1010 and 1020
        MATH 1420, 1530, 1710, 1730, 1830, or 1910
        BIOL 2010/2011
        BIOL 2020/2021
        BIOL 1230/1231
        NUTR 2202 or 3202
        PSYC 1030 or SOCI 1010
  • Clearance of all high school deficiencies

Pre-Nursing Advising

All pre-nursing students are advised in the ACC.  If you are currently advised in the ACC, click here for your advisor's contact information.  If you are changing your major to pre-nursing, are a transfer student, or are a new student, please contact the ACC at (901) 678-2062. 

If you are currently a Registered Nurse (RN) contact the Loewenberg School of Nursing at (901) 678-2003. 

Transfer Pre-Nursing Students

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to visit the Center for Academic Transition before making their advising appointment so they can best understand how their credits will be transferred.  The Center for Academic Transition offers Transition Thursdays on the first and third Thursday of the month for students that have not yet been admitted to the University of Memphis. This is an opportunity to talk to a transfer advisor, get a preliminary evaluation of your transcript, learn about the admissions process, and take a campus tour.

The ACC advises all transfer pre-nursing students; appointments can be made by calling (901) 678-2062. 

Second Degree Students

The Loewenberg School of Nursing offers an accelerated track for those students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree.  The accelerated program is a fast paced, intensive program that only begins in the fall term. Students in the accelerated program take courses for 16 months (Fall - Spring - Summer [Pre-Summer, 1st and 2nd term] - Fall) to obtain their degree. 

Accelerated track students must meet the same admission criteria listed above.  For more information on this program, click here.  

Important Update: There will be no accelerated class for Fall '13. Second degree students are welcome to apply to the standard (5 semester) program. 


Contact the Academic Counseling Center at (901) 678-2062 or at with any questions. 

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:30
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:30

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:30

Contact the ACC
212 Wilder Tower
Phone: (901) 678-2062
Fax: (901) 678-4605

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