Admissions Requirements

  • Must be age 21 or older (Interested students under age 21, please inquire about the appeal process.)
  • Transfer 12 or more credit hours from a regionally accredited school (ask if you will be transferring less)
  • 2.0 GPA or higher overall
  • 2.75 GPA in pre-requisite coursework (listed below)
  • Applicants will be reviewed by the Byers School of Nursing Admissions Committee

Five Simple Steps to Enroll

  • Apply (Free)
  • Submit Documents (High School and College Transcripts and Resume) Electronically to or Mailed Directly to: Walsh University, Degree Completion | 2020 East Maple Street North Canton, OH 44720
  • Talk to a Walsh Enrollment Manager about Transfer Credits and Additional Credits for Prior Learning
  • Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at, use Walsh’s school code: 003135
  • Review Degree Plan, Financial Aid and Enroll!

Alternative Ways to Earn College Credits:

  • Credit may be earned through two nationally standardized examinations. The links below provide information on local test centers and schedules.
  • CLEP


Credit may be earned by constructing a portfolio of essays demonstrating knowledge from life/work experience equivalent to that gained from a college course.


Credit may be earned for training completed through your employer, professional organization, or military experience.

Prerequisite courses*

CHEM 120 Chemistry - 4 credit hours
BIO 209 Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab - 4 credit hours
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab - 4 credit hours
NS 207 Nutrition - 3 credit hours
NURS 220 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice - 3 credit hours

*All pre-requisite courses are available in a hybrid, accelerated format (8-weeks) at the program reduced tuition cost rate. Please check with your Enrollment Manager prior to registering for a course at another institution to ensure it is equivalent to the prerequisite course at Walsh. If you choose to take the prerequisites at a local community college, your grade in the courses must be a C or higher. If you choose to take the prerequisites at another institution, your grade must be a C- or higher in order to transfer in as credit. All science courses must have been completed within the last seven years.

Professional Licensure Disclaimer: Please note that this is a professional program that can lead to licensure upon graduation. The program itself does not provide licensure. At this time, this program is only approved in Ohio but can pursue approval in an alternative state. Please consult with your program director if you intend to complete this program and apply for licensure outside of Ohio. At that time, the program director will consult the licensing board in an alternative state to confirm requirements.