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Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. The minimum standard for admission into the program is a High School diploma. Applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a scale in which A = 4.0) for high school applicants, or 2.75 GPA for applicants with an associate degree in Nursing. SJBSM recommends submitting all required materials at least four (4) weeks prior to any BSN Program deadline, preferably months in advance. All applications must be verified by the application deadline. Admission to the BSN Program is competitive, so the earlier you apply the better. The BSN program accepts transfer students applications, for more information on the BSN program please contact the Admissions office or view our Program Brochure Here.

Admission Requirements

All students that apply to the Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine must:

  • Submit evidence of graduation (High School Diploma) from a high school recognized by the state or jurisdiction where the school operates with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.
  • Submit one or both of the following: results of the Post Graduate Admission Test (PAA) or the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
    • The PAA is administered in Puerto Rico by the College Board – Office of Puerto Rico and Latin America. You can contact their offices at 787-772-1200; 208 Ponce de León Avenue,
      Popular Center - Suite 1501; Hato Rey, PR. 00918-1017.
    • The SAT is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). For information, contact their offices (Domestic- 866-756-7346) or (International 212-713-7789).
    • To learn more about the deadline for submitting applications, call the Admissions Office (787) 743-3038 Ext. 236 or visit the School’s website
  • Non-refundable certified check or money order for the amount of $25.00
    payable to San Juan Bautista School of Medicine.
  • Official transcripts from high school.
  • Negative Criminal Background Check (only if 18 years or older).
  • Interview: applicants that meet the eligibility criteria for admission will be summoned for an interview.

Final Decision

The BSN Admissions Committee will evaluate and make the final decision in accordance with established admissions criteria using the evaluation rubric. 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 healthcare professional. The Admissions officer will send a letter via email informing the
applicants about the decision.

fI the applicant is accepted, he/she must submit the following documents:

  • One "2 x 2" photo
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Health Certificate
  • Evidence immunization status must be submitted using the official Puerto Rico Department of Health PVAC-3 formulary. The PVAC-3 needs to show evidence of TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine; Polio vaccine; two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine; three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; evidence of MCV (meningococcal) vaccine; and evidence of a tuberculin test (PPD) result.
  • Physician’s Report

Mailing Address

Please mail the required documents to the following mailing address:

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. For more information, contact the Admission Office.

LPN to BSN Recruiter
Angel Santana
(787) 743-3038 Ext. 318

Nondiscrimination statement: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine does not discriminate based on place of birth, sex, ethnic group, age, color, origin, social status, physical handicaps, political or religious beliefs, sexual preferences, or civil status.