The Traditional Baccalaureate Program Option is a day program that follows a conventional semester format, meeting five days a week and grounded in Dominican University’s solid liberal arts tradition.  This program is open to candidates with no prior nursing background, as well as to Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to advance in the profession. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and with the educational and professional benefits of our liberal arts education, ready to make a solid impact on 21st-century health care.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Traditional Program need to initially file an application with the Office of Admissions. Once acceptance into the College is complete, students may then apply to the nursing program, which conducts its own selection process. Freshmen apply to the nursing program at the end of the first year of study. Transfer students may have their college transcripts reviewed and evaluated for credits by the Office of Admissions. The following are required for consideration for entry into the nursing program (pending space available): an earned minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7; a grade of B- or better in the natural sciences; and a score of 70% or greater on the TEAS basic skills assessment test.

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(The number of times a student may take the ATI TEAS exam is limited to 5 times.)


All candidates for the Traditional nursing program must take English and Mathematics Placement Tests as specified by the Office of Admissions. College math and English courses must be taken as determined by the placement test results. Chemistry for Healthcare Professionals, Biochemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II must be successfully completed with a B- minimum prior to acceptance into nursing. Additionally, Freshman Seminar, General Psychology II, Speech, and Transitions to Nursing are suggested divisional requirements for entry into nursing.


All courses in the three-year (six-semester) Traditional nursing program must be taken in sequence at Dominican University. The curriculum is designed to prepare baccalaureate-level nurses who will promote professional health care across the lifespan and settings to all populations. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing consists of 131 credits. Graduates of the Division of Nursing are afforded a multitude of work and educational opportunities.

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Contact Margaret DeLorenzo, Coordinator

Margaret DeLorenzo, MSN RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Coordinator, Traditional BSN Program

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