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Acceptance to the program

Geisinger School of Nursing students begin classes either in January or August each year. 

The office of undergraduate admissions will review all admission materials. Geisinger seeks to admit talented, community-minded students who wish to pursue the nursing profession using a holistic review of students’ metrics, attributes and experiences.

If you meet these requirements, we may invite you for an interview. During the interview process, you’ll meet with faculty members to discuss your motivation, personal qualities, academic potential and aptitude for the nursing profession.

The admissions committee will select the best candidates to offer program admission: those who demonstrate a commitment to the nursing profession and who have scholastic aptitude.

Candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than May 1 for fall term applicants and by October 1 for spring term applicants.

Requirements of accepted students

  1. Pay the $150 enrollment deposit by May 1 for fall term applicants and by October 1 for spring term applicants.
  2. Complete and submit pre-entrance medical screening requirements (see GCHS MD and Nursing Pre-Matriculation Health Forms).
  3. Have current CPR certification that you must maintain throughout the program.
  4. Maintain up-to-date malpractice insurance throughout the program.
  5. Submit and pass all required background checks. (See GCHS Policy on Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening)
  6. Show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency of the United States if indicated.
  7. Meet GCHS SON technical standards with or without a reasonable accommodation. Any student with a disability must provide medical documentation detailing the disability and the type of accommodation needed to meet GCHS SON technical standards. Depending on the need for the accommodation, the Accessibilities Committee will review the information supplied by the student to determine their ability to meet the GCHS SON technical standards with reasonable accommodations.
  8. Have certain vaccinations that may be required. See the Student Policy on Immunizations.
  9. Immediately report to the Admissions Office any legal or academic actions taken against you from the time of application submission and matriculation at GCHS SON.
  10. Attend the GCHS SON orientation program.

You’re responsible for meeting all the above requirements. If you fail to do so, we may rescind your admission offer.


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