The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at SJBSM is a four-year bilingual program that provides students with the opportunity to develop areas such as interpersonal collaboration, decision making, critical thinking, research and leadership. All applicants for the Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine must meet the following admission criteria:

Candidates Applying Directly from High School

  1. Have completed high school at an institution recognized by the Department of Education of Puerto Rico or the jurisdiction where the school operates with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.
  2. Submit the following documents:
    • Application Form. It can be accessed at the School’s webpage (www.sanjuanbautista.edu) or on campus at our Admissions Office.
    • Non-refundable certified check or money order for the amount of $25.00 payable to San Juan Bautista School of Medicine.
    • Official high school transcript
    • Official results of one of the following admission tests: Prueba de Admisión Universitaria (PAA) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
    • Negative Criminal Background Check (only if 18 years or older).
  1. Interview: applicants that meet the eligibility criteria for admission will be summoned for an interview coordinated by the Admissions Office.
  2. Upon acceptance, applicants must submit the following documents:
    • One “2 x 2 “photo
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Health Certificate
    • Immunization Certificate (PVAC-3 form)
    • Physician’s Report

Transfer Candidates

  1. Must have been previously enrolled at another higher education institution recognized by the Puerto Rico Council on Education, or from the governmental agency in charge of accrediting institutions of higher education in the jurisdiction or country where the institution operates.
  2. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50
  3. In addition to all the documentation requested for the regular admission process the candidate must also submit an official transcript of the previous institution attended.
  4. Interview: applicants that meet the eligibility criteria for transfer will be summoned for an interview coordinated by the Admissions Office.
  5. If the applicant is accepted, he/she must submit the same documentation requested for regular admission.

 

Applicants with an Associate degree in Nursing

The SJBSM admission committee will consider applications from candidates who have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing at a recognized institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Initial Application:

In addition to all the documentation requested for the Regular Admission Process the candidate must submit the following:

  • An official transcript from the academic institution where the candidate completed the Associate Degree.
  • Two formal letters of recommendation from professors.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Personal Interview:

Candidates that meet the eligibility criteria for admission will be summoned for an interview coordinated by the Admissions Office.

Required documents upon acceptance:

When admitted, applicants must submit all the documentation requested for the Regular Admission Process, in addition to the following documents:

  • Copy of driver's license and / or electoral card.
  • Copy of CPR training
  • Law 300
  • Doping test
  • Copy of particulate respirator adjustment N-95 (Mask Fit)
  • Practice Centers may require additional documents and/or certifications. Students will be notified and will be responsible for gathering and submitting those documents to the Coordinator for the BSN program.

 Candidate Evaluation Procedure:

All admission applications are submitted to the Admissions Committee for review, The Admissions Committee evaluates all applications taking into consideration applicants’ academic and personal qualifications.  The analysis includes academic achievements, academic record, admission test scores that apply to the selected program, basic studies required to enter the program, ability to relate to other people and resolve problems, participation in community and scientific activities, and motivations to become a health care professional. In keeping with official policies, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and veteran, marital or parental status.

Our mailing address is:

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Admissions Office
PO Box 4968
Caguas, PR 00726-4968

More information about the core educational competencies for our nursing students is available in our SJBSM Catalog.