All applicants must complete a minimum of 50 volunteer/work hours in a health-related setting. Hours must be completed at the time of their interview, and no older than 3 years of application.
It is recommended students start earning hours early in the pre-nursing phase over a period of about three years including summers prior to application.
Submitting Practical Experience
To submit volunteer or work hours, download and fill out the Experience Log Form.
Students must upload the completed form to their NursingCAS application by the application deadline. Students may attach additional sheets if needed. Students may upload additional forms for multiple experiences.
Practical Experience Opportunities
Students can gain experience in various environments such as:
- Health care facilities
- Outpatient care centers
- Specialized care centers
- Nursing homes and assisted living
- Summer camps
- CNA experience (Certified Nursing Assistant)