The nursing program at Langston University offers a unique opportunity for those who value cultural diversity and caring for others above all else. The program is taught at the only historically black university in Oklahoma. Students who want to enter the nursing program must make sure they cover all the prerequisite high school and college classes before they can embark on their medical careers.
Make the Grade
Applicants to the Langston University School of Nursing need a minimum score of 15 on the ACT test, a grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses. Even if you’re accepted to Langston University as an undergraduate nursing major, you need to be accepted to the school of nursing. Nursing school applications are received from Jan. 1 to March 1. Nursing school applicants must provide proof of good health and transcripts from every college the applicant has attended.
Cover the Basics
Nursing applicants need to complete a core curriculum before enrolling. They need to finish English Composition I & II, Advanced Composition, College Algebra & Elementary Statistics, Chemistry, Sociology, General & Developmental Psychology, Nutrition, Biology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Microbiology. The nursing program takes about two years for a full-time student to complete. Part-time students can finish it in about three to four years, according to the university website. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Registered Nurse degree or one of two dual degrees: Nursing and Gerontology or Nursing and Health Administration.
All About You
Nursing school applicants must provide a written statement covering extracurricular activities and social work, why you want to become a nurse, why you chose Langston University’s program, how you spend your leisure time, things that give you the most satisfaction, your goals beyond nursing school and your plan for completing the prerequisite courses. The nursing school application also requires basic biographical information and reminds applicants they’ll need a criminal background check, immunizations, CPR certification and transportation to clinics in order to enroll.
For Prospective Freshmen
Students who want to complete their core requirements at Langston before entering the nursing school need a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale in high school in order to enroll as undergraduates. Applicants need to be in the top half of their graduating high school class and score better than half of all Oklahoma high school seniors on the ACT test. They must complete high school prerequisites: four years of English; three years each of lab science, math and history; and two years each of computer science and a foreign language. The university recommends two years each of fine arts classes and speech, although they’re not required.
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