Nursing Guaranteed Admission Program
About admission to the Department of Nursing
Hays State University Department of Nursing programs are approved by the state
of Kansas and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). All nursing majors admitted to Fort Hays
State University begin by completing general education courses. Acceptance into the Nursing program, however,
is a competitive process and students must apply for acceptance. Students typically apply for acceptance in
the spring of their sophomore year. High
school students who show leadership and demonstrate academic excellence may
apply for the Nursing Guaranteed Admission Program.
What is the Nursing Guaranteed Admission Program (NGAP)?
State University offers a nursing guaranteed admission opportunity to qualified
first-time, full-time freshman students majoring in nursing (transfer students
are not eligible). If selected, the
student is granted admission preference and will not have to participate in the
competitive application process in the sophomore year. Students must remain in good standing and
meet all NGAP and nursing department requirements to be granted full admission.
Who can apply for the NGAP?
High school seniors are eligible to
apply. In order to be considered,
applicants must meet the following criteria:
· Admission to Fort Hays State
· Declare nursing as intended major
· High School GPA-3.5 or higher*
· Minimum ACT 24 or SAT 1110*
*During the application process,
students will self-report both their GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Once official transcripts and test scores are
received, the nursing department will verify documentation to confirm
acceptance requirements have been fulfilled.
How do I apply for the NGAP?
· Complete the program application form located at: http://www.fhsu.edu/nursing/academic-programs/
· Submit a letter of reference from teacher, counselor or school administrator
· Complete an interview with Nursing
How will my interview be scheduled?
The NGAP Coordinator will contact the
applicant to schedule an on-campus or webcast interview.
When are applications due?
Applications will be considered until
the admission maximum has been met.
How many applicants will be admitted into the NGAP?
admitted will vary depending on the number of qualified applicants. No more than 15 applicants will be selected
for the NGAP each year.
If I am selected for the NGAP, what is required to be granted full
admission into the BSN program?
· Maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA in all
university course work
· Complete all required pre-requisite
science courses with a minimum grade of B (no repeats allowed)
· Successfully complete all other
pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of C
· Maintain good standing with the
university and the department
· Successful completion of background
check required for clinical placement
· Complete the NGAP Full Admission check
list with signature from program coordinator/advisor by priority date
· Hold a current American Heart Association for Healthcare
Providers BLS certificate
What happens if a student admitted
into the Guaranteed Admission Program fails to meet the criteria for
continuation in the program?
student may still apply for admission to the nursing program following the
traditional process and will be given full consideration through that process.
For Questions/concerns contact:
Natasha DeWald, NGAP Coordinator