High achieving high school students have the opportunity as first year students to be directly admitted into the Luther College Nursing major. For the direct entry program, the Department of Nursing will admit up to 10 students for the fall semester each year.
Direct Entry admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
To be considered for Direct Entry your completed application must be received in the Admissions Office by January 2.
Notification of acceptance of Direct Entry into the nursing major will be mailed on February 1. Qualified students not offered one of the 10 direct entry positions will be placed on a wait list by the Admissions Office. Should space become available, offers will be offered to wait listed students.
Students admitted to the nursing major through the Direct Entry Nursing option must:
Decisions affecting the continued progression in the major after admission to it are made at the end of each semester. Students must continue to meet all admission requirements. Additionally a minimum grade of C is required for all nursing courses as well as satisfactory completion of the clinical components and no nursing courses can be repeated more than once.