Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Future Students

Welcome: Thank you for your interest in nursing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. We are excited about our nursing program and believe we are preparing nurses for a wonderful and challenging career. The opportunities available to nurses are growing daily. We look forward to meeting you to discuss this exciting and dynamic profession!

  • Prelicensure Nursing Program Policies

    There are four levels of the nursing major. Students enter the nursing major at Level 0 and must successfully complete pre-nursing courses with a C or better prior to registering for Level I nursing courses. Pre-nursing courses include BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory, CHE1014G Introduction to Chemistry with Laboratory, CHE1024g Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with Laboratory. The standardized entrance examination and an earned GPA of 2.75 or better are required to enter Level I nursing courses and be admitted into the nursing program.

    Students must complete an application to enter the nursing program prior to entering Level I nursing courses. Acceptance to the nursing major is considered provisional pending a Federal and State Criminal Background check with a "no record" verification. The background check must contain no record that would prevent participation in clinical experiences. The background check is arranged through the Department of Nursing in the fall semester Level I of the program. A $400 non-refundable nursing entrance fee is assessed and reflected in the billing statement when entering Level I nursing courses.

    Participation in clinical courses requires:
    • negative drug screening test
    • criminal background check with no record that would prevent participation in clinical experiences.
    • American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification
    • complete immunization record
    • mal-practice insurance
    • proof of physical and mental ability to perform in the role of student nurse
    • documentation of health exam completed no more than 1 year prior to admission into the nursing program


    1. Policies of admission, progression, and completion pertain to the class being admitted into the nursing program in that academic year.

    2. All Nursing Department program curricula, requirements, and policies are subject to change, given the nature of the ongoing review process between MVNU and the Ohio Board of Nursing. The effective date of any such changes to progression or completion policies will be with the next class accepted into the nursing program.

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