Explore your passion for nursing right away at Longwood. Accepted students enter the nursing program as a freshman. There's no wait or uncertainty, and no pre-nursing requisites. From day one, you'll get plenty of attention from our professional nursing faculty and lots of real world practice.

Career Path

Most of our nursing graduates have gone on to work in Hospitals. Some other places you could work are:

  • Clinics
  • Community mental health centers
  • Substance abuse centers
  • Public schools
  • College health centers
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home rehabilitation settings

What You'll Study


The nursing program, like the profession, continues to grow and change. You'll learn the skills and also develop the professional qualities that continue to keep nursing as one of the most trusted professions. When you graduate you'll have learned how to:

  • Integrate knowledge from the arts, sciences and humanities into professional nursing practice.
  • Deliver high quality, patient-centered, technologically proficient care to individuals, families, groups and communities in varied settings.
  • Incorporate professional values and standards into compassionate nursing practice.
  • Act as effective advocates for consumers of health care and the profession of nursing, particularly in pursuit of the goals of equity, access and social justice in health care.
  • Function as effective members of the health care team demonstrating excellent interprofessional communication.
  • Demonstrate skills in point of care leadership, management and care coordination across settings and with varied multicultural populations.
  • Participate in point of care quality and safety initiatives using outcome data to expand the evidence base for professional practice.
  • Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.


Challenging academics, laboratory and clinical work are integral components of the BSN program. The blend of classroom theory, and applied simulated and hands-on clinical experiences will introduce you to the real world of healthcare. 


Sample 4-Year Plan (pdf)

Admission Criteria

Minimum Requirements

  • High School GPA: 3.2 on 4.0 scale
  • SAT 1000 cumulative: 500 on the math portion
  • ACT 20
  • TEAS 60

Only one standardized test score is required to be submitted.

Read more about our Admission Criteria