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The Loewenberg College of Nursing is organized as one unit under the leadership of a dean. Programs are offered at both the Memphis and Lambuth (Jackson, TN) campuses. The curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing includes general education and support courses offered through other units of the university as well as the major requirements offered by the school. A comprehensive approach to health care is emphasized through utilization of a wide variety of health care settings available in Memphis and Jackson, and their surrounding communities.

The faculty of the Loewenberg College of Nursing represents all clinical areas of nursing practice and a variety of experiences and interests. They reflect this diversity in their teaching, practice and research and are qualified by practical experience as well as by academic credentials, to function as facilitators of learning.

The Loewenberg College of Nursing holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Southern Council for Collegiate Education in Nursing, and the National League for Nursing Council for Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs. All nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791 and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.


Admission

Because the University of Memphis seeks to provide in as much as possible a reasonably safe environment for its health career students and their patients, students may be required during the course of the program to demonstrate their physical and/or emotional fitness to meet the essential requirements of the program. Such essential requirements include freedom from communicable diseases, the ability to perform certain physical tasks, and suitable emotional fitness. Any appraisal measures used to determine such physical and/or emotional fitness will be in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, so as not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of disability. See specific criteria under Sophomore Admission.

Core performance standards for admission and progression:

  1. Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.
  2. Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
  3. Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
  4. Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.
  5. Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.
  6. Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.
  7. Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.
  8. Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment.

Admission

Freshman Admission

High School students may apply in their senior year to the Loewenberg College of Nursing. Applicants who meet the following criteria are admitted to the BSN program in the 2nd semester of the sophomore year providing fulfillment of all BSN admission criteria.

Freshman admission requirements:

1. Admission to the UofM as a pre-nursing major undergraduate student for the current application term.

2. Submission of a completed online application to the Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) prior to the published deadline.

3. Completion of high school Algebra I, II, Geometry, Biology, and Chemistry.

4. Minimum ACT score of 23 with a minimum score of 21 in all areas. 
   
5. Graduation from an accredited high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

BSN Admission Requirements and Criteria

1. Admission to the UofM as a degree seeking undergraduate student for the current application term.

2. Submission of a completed online application to the Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) prior to the published deadline.

3. Achievement of a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.7 at the time of application.

4. Completion of general education requirements prior to enrollment is strongly advised; applicants may have no more than 6 general education credit hours to be completed.

5. Completion of all prerequisite courses prior to enrollment; a minimum grade of "C" must be earned. Prerequisite courses include:

-English Comp I & II, Intro Sociology or General Psychology, Math 1420, 1530, 1710, 1730, 1830, or 1910 and Nutrition; 

-Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab), Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab), and Microbiology (with lab).

6. Accelerated BSN admission criteria include a baccalaureate degree and completion of Math 1530 or equivalent.

7. Completion of two of three (2 of 3) prerequisite science courses at the time of application and all three prior to enrollment. Science courses include: Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab), Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab), and Microbiology (with lab).

     a.Applicants are required to complete prerequisite science courses seven (7) years of LCON admission earning a minimum combined GPA of 2.66.

     b.One (1) science course may be repeated one time only; the second earned letter grade of the repeated course will be used in the science GPA calculation. The first letter grade for the remaining two (2) science courses will be used in the science GPA calculation.

     c. Students with two (2) or more science courses in-progress at the time of application will be considered for admission with completion of two (2) college general science courses (for science majors) earning a grade of "C" or better on the first attempt. The highest 1st attempt course grades will be used in the science GPA calculation.

     d. Preference will be given to those students who completed all science pre- requisites and meet the required GPA at the time of application.

8. Clearance of all high school deficiencies.

9. Applicants transferring from or previously enrolled in another nursing program must submit a letter of good standing or support from the dean/director of the previous nursing program, along with an official transcript, and meet LCON admission and progression standards as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog. Students earning a grade of D or F for one or more nursing courses within five (5) years of application are not eligible for admission.

10. Have a minimum TOEFL score of 173 computer-based, 61 Internet-based, or 500 paper-pencil, or a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (for students for whom English is a second language).

RN-BSN Admission Requirements and Criteria

1. Be admitted to the University of Memphis as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.

2. Submission of a completed online application to the Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) prior to the published deadline.

3. Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average of 2.5, a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in prerequisite science courses. 

4. Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite courses include:

- English Comp I & II, Intro Sociology or General Psychology, Math 1420,1530, 1710, 1730, 1830, or 1910 and Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab), Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab), and Microbiology (with lab).

5. Prerequisite science courses completed later than seven (7) years of LCON admission may be accepted with validation from current healthcare employer. 

6. Hold an unencumbered, active RN license.

BSN Admission Selection Process

1. All students admitted to LCON as freshmen who meet the BSN admission criteria by the second semester of the sophomore year matriculate in the nursing program. 

2. After freshmen nursing majors have been selected, all other BSN applicants are considered on a competitive space available basis for the Memphis and Lambuth campuses.

3.For each campus, applicants are rank-ordered by cumulative GPA (40%), weighted Science GPA (40%), and weighted Math grade (20%).

     a. A minimum of two science courses are used to calculate the Science GPA; general science grades (for science majors) are used if two or more science prerequisites are in-progress. The highest weight is applied to the Science GPA derived from all three prerequisite science courses. The lowest weight is applied to the Science GPA derived from two general science courses (for science majors).  Consideration will be given to those students who completed all science pre- requisites and meet the required GPA at the time of application.

     b. For students who complete more than one math course, the higher course grade is used to calculate the weighted Math grade. The highest weight is applied to the Math 1530, 1710, 1730, 1830, or 1910 course grade. A lower weight is applied to the Math 1420 course grade.

4. An alternate list may be established each semester to fill vacancies that might occur before the beginning of class. The rank order for the alternate list is applied similarly to the acceptance list.
5. Students who are not accepted must reapply to be considered for another admission cycle. 

6. Freshman admission students must have complete files by May 1.

7. Sophomore and Accelerated BSN students must have complete files by the deadline (February 15 for Fall; October 1 for Spring) to be considered.