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Nursing, Bachelor of Science Degree

Admission Requirements


To schedule an academic advisement appointment for Fall 2015 please visit the Division of Health Sciences Student web site and click on Schedule my Academic Appointment.

Admission Interviews

The top applicants will be selected for an admissions interview (refer to OSN admissions criteria for more information) and will be assigned a date and time for their interview.

The tentative dates and times for these interviews are as outlined below:

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • Friday, April 10, 2015

These are the only available dates for the interview process. If you plan to apply to the OSN-BSN program please leave these dates available for your possible interview. Interview dates are not negotiable and cannot be rescheduled.

OSN Prospective Applicants : Admissions Information

The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Admissions and the Division of Health Sciences Student Center at the University of Nevada, Reno coordinates the processing of applications for admission to the Orvis School of Nursing. The Orvis School of Nursing coordinates the admissions process once a student has been verified for application to the nursing major. This process includes evaluating applications to the nursing major and all activities related to the admissions process.

The Orvis School of Nursing encourages applicants of both genders and from all socioeconomic, racial, age groups, religious, and educational backgrounds.

Admitting criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

OSN Process and Procedure for Student Application and Selection to the Nursing Major.

Potential applicants for the nursing program are strongly encouraged to speak to their academic advisor to discuss the application and admissions process.

The following information is provided to assist students in the application process. The criteria below are effective March 19, 2012:

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the nursing major must be officially admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno as a pre-nursing major for the current semester. Students who are not currently enrolled will need to reapply. Application fee may apply. Students who apply to the University of Nevada, Reno must submit official transcripts. Transcripts from ALL previous schools or institutions must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Applications to the University and transcript evaluations cannot be rushed to meet the nursing application deadline. Please plan ahead.

Academic Performance

Applicants are initially evaluated on the basis of academic performance. Academic performance is based on the calculated grade point average of selected prerequisite courses (see BSN Pre-Requisite Summary-DOC).

Effective December 1, 2014
Class Repeat Policy: The grades for the first two enrollment attempts will be averaged for the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing major admission application. Any prerequisite required for the Nursing major application is subject to this policy. Students can enroll a multitude of times to better comprehend the class content, yet ONLY the first two enrollments will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA for admission.

If a grade of "W" (withdrawal) is recorded, this counts as an attempt. Therefore, the next enrollment's earned grade will be used for the GPA calculator. If there is no grade in the first two enrollment attempts, the student is not eligible to apply to the major.

All prerequisite courses must be a grade of "C" or better for the nursing major application. This includes the averaged enrollments. Each of the grades from the first two enrollments will be averaged.

Additional Requirements

  • Meeting the minimum qualifications for application does not guarantee admission to the nursing major.
  • Applications will be initially reviewed based on academic performance ranked highest to lowest.
  • Preference may be given to students who have graduated from a Nevada High School.
  • Selected students will be contacted for an in person interview. Applicants selected for interview must attend their scheduled interview to be considered for admission. Interviews will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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