Accelerated 12-month second baccalaureate BSN program

The accelerated 12-month second baccalaureate application is open from July 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. until noon on August 21, 2020.

IMPORTANT:  Students who plan to apply to the accelerated 12-month second baccalaureate BSN program between July 15, 2020, and August 21, 2020,  MUST have applied to the University of Nevada, Reno prior to July 1, 2020.  If you are enrolled in pre-requisite courses for this program during summer session 2020, you will not be eligible to apply until your grades for these courses have been posted to MyNevada.  You may have two pre-requisite courses IN PRGROGRESS during the Fall 2020 semester.  If you have questions please email

This program is a pre-licensure program accepting applications in the Fall and admitting 32 students each January. Applicants to this program must be a graduate of an accredited institution with a baccalaureate degree. The degree must be posted to the transcript prior to application to this program.

Students admitted to the program start in Wintermester in January and continue with a full course load in spring, summer, and fall and graduate at Commencement in December the same year.

A list of prerequisites for this program can be found below on the Admission Process link below for this program. Science credits older than 7 years will not be accepted. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Students must have completed the HESI A2 exam with minimum scores of 80% on Anatomy & Physiology, 80% on Math, 75% on Reading Comprehension, and 75% on Grammar. The HESI A2 exam may be taken one time per application cycle with a maximum of three total attempts. The most recent attempt will be used each application cycle.

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