Health Sciences Application Info

Selective Health Sciences and Nursing Application

Welcome to the application site for Vincennes University’s selective Health Sciences and Nursing Programs.    Admission is competitive for most programs and compliance with all criteria does not guarantee acceptance to the selected program. We encourage applicants to visit the VU catalog at or our website at to view admission criteria and program curriculum.

The following programs require a secondary application:

  • Nursing, Associate of Science, Practical Nursing (Nursing application)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (Health Sciences application)
  • Surgical Technology (Health Sciences application)
  • *Funeral Service Education (Health Sciences application, on campus)
  • *Health Information Management (Health Sciences application, on campus)
  • *Pharmacy Technology (Pharmacy Technology application (on campus)

*Applicants applying for these programs via Distance Education will receive an appropriate application for the Office of Distance Education

Applicants for our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and Health Care Services Administration Program must complete a secondary Bachelor Degree application.  Applicants will be sent the appropriate application form upon approval for admission to VU via The Office of Distance Education.  If you are a current VU student (currently enrolled in classes) please email to obtain the application form.   

Completed applications may be submitted via email by clicking the submit button.  If you have attachments with your application (such as proof of CNA licensure, you should not use the submit button.  You may email the documents to  Applications may also be mailed to Vincennes University Health Science Admission Coordinator, 1002 North First Street, Building 14, Vincennes, IN 47591; 812-888-4550

Jasper Campus Nursing applicants:  Return your application to the address noted on the Nursing application.

Please note that some programs have an extended application review process.  Applicants should begin periodically checking their emails three to four weeks after submission of the completed packet.  The majority of programs review applications October through June with notifications emailed at various times.  If you are applying for the AS Nursing or Practical Nursing Program please visit for review time frames and application deadlines.  

Step 1:  Complete a Vincennes University application for admission. You must be admitted to Vincennes University in order to submit a Health Science Application.  Your acceptance to Vincennes University is separate from admission to the College of Health Science and Human Performance. You should have your high school (or GED) and applicable college transcripts on file when you apply. If you do not have college credit for English Composition and College Algebra you must complete the VU assessment test (Accuplacer) prior to submitting your Health Science Application. SAT and/or ACT scores may be used in place of the Accuplacer dependent upon the test score.   

Step 2: After you receive acceptance to Vincennes University, apply to the specific health program of your choice. 

Nursing Applicants
Please note that the Practical Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing Programs are August (Fall semester) admission only. The RN to BSN Completion Program has January (Spring semester) admission and August/October (Fall semester) admission.  Please visit our website at for BSN deadlines. The LPN to ASN Completion Concentration is for January (Spring semester) admission only.

Any student that is selected for admission and accepts a position in the Fall 2020 nursing program at the Vincennes Campus will be required to attend mandatory nursing orientation.  Dates for Fall 2021 are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

Vincennes Campus
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Thursday, August 5, 2021, and Friday, August 6, 2021 
Practical Nursing Program:   Friday, August 13, 2021 

Jasper Campus
TBD   Contact

Funeral Service Education (FSE) and Health Information Management (HIM) Applicants
The FSE and HIM Programs are available online and on campus.   The Funeral Service Education Program has an August (Fall semester) start date only.   If you plan to complete the program online please contact Michelle Strate in Distance Education at   

Pharmacy Technology Applicants
Please be sure to submit the separate Pharmacy Technician/Technology Application.  Admission is for August (the Fall semester).   

NOTE:  Please do not submit letters of recommendation, resumes, or photos with your application. These items are not reviewed with applications and will not be considered with applications.     

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Hooten, Health Sciences Admission Coordinator, at


Our programs will send official communications to students using the email address you have provided on you on the application form. It is important that you continue to use this email address or notify our office of any change.  

Since email has been adopted as a primary mechanism for sending official communications to students, students must check email regularly in order to read important messages and notifications. Certain communications may be time-sensitive. Failure to read official university communications sent to the students does not absolve students from knowing and complying with the content of those official communications. Students must also ensure that there is sufficient space in their e-mail inboxes to allow email to be delivered and received.  Be sure that emails are not being sent to your junk mail/SPAM.  

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