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St. Elizabeth School of Nursing adheres to the following policy with regard to the recruitment and admission of students, awarding financial or other assistance, counseling of students, employment of individuals, the conduct of the School of Nursing sponsored programs or events, and the overall administration of the School.

No person shall on the basis of gender (sex), race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical disability, or mental disability, political affiliation, or any other legally protected characteristic be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination, under any program or activity sponsored by St. Elizabeth School of Nursing of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health or Saint Francis University.

The admissions policies, determined by the faculty, are designed to permit the enrollment of students who should be able to succeed in this program. The admissions staff members of the nursing program review each application individually and consider the applicant's previous education, pre-entrance examination scores (when required), references and other related experiences. Selection is based on the entire application and not any one credential.

Students seeking admission may apply any time after completion of six semesters of high school. We recommend that applications be submitted early to guarantee clinical space. Students may be admitted into the Nursing Program either in fall or winter semesters -- first year clinical courses are offered both semesters. Admissions applications are reviewed and a decision and notification is made within one week of all admission materials being received in the School of Nursing Admissions Office. Since preference in some financial aid programs and early course selection is based on early admission status, it is suggested applicants complete the process as soon as they are able.

The School of Nursing reserves the right to change certain requirements for program completion, prerequisites, course requirements, program requirements/policies, fees, tuition, scheduling, etc. A student who has discontinued program studies for a full semester or more is regarded as re-entering the School of Nursing when resuming studies and will be held to the requirements that are in place at the time of re-entrance.