Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Orvis School of Nursing undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing has three main areas for students to earn degrees. That traditional 16-month program, the RN-BSN track and the 12-month accelerated second degree program. Each offers students a distinct track to earn their degree. Below you will find a little information about each track as well as a link to the University of Nevada, Reno General Course Catalog.

Traditional BSN application info session

January 21, 2-3pm

Join the Orvis School of Nursing for this informational session that will cover the online Traditional BSN program application; the GPA Calculator, including examples; TEAS percentile scores; completing the matrix, and what to expect after the application is submitted.

If you cannot attend, email mholford@unr.edu for a copy of the presentation.

Traditional BSN program

The bachelor’s degree program is designed to provide the high school graduate with the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The bachelor’s degree program is the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing. 

RN-BSN program

The RN to BSN program is designed to provide the graduate of associate degree and diploma nursing with the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The bachelor’s degree program is the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing.

Accelerated BSN program

The Orvis School of Nursing accelerated second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN) is a 12-month accelerated program requiring one Wintermester and three consecutive semesters of coursework.