Application checklist

Applications open in mid-summer each year.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Apply to the University of Nevada Reno by June 15th
  • All transcripts reconciled by Admissions and Records (must be completed before applying to the ASBSN program). In-progress course work must be documented on transcripts.
  • If you are applying in the 2021 application cycle, you may have two courses in progress at the time of application; only one course may be a science. PROGRAM UPDATE: Beginning in the 2022 ASBSN program application cycle, the ASBSN program will no longer allow “in progress” courses at the time of application.  All pre-requisites must be completed with a grade to be eligible to apply. 
  • No more than two courses may be in progress at the time of application (Summer and Fall combined). Only one of these may be a required science course (Anatomy and Physiology; Microbiology).
  • GPA/Point calculator All prerequisite courses must be taken for a grade (not S/U). Note: Applicants must enter all required information in the GPA calculator including the location of previous coursework. Applications with an incomplete GPA calculator will not be considered. **Current course grades must be entered in the GPA calculator even if you are retaking the course In Progress.

Required prerequisites

The following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher at a regionally accredited institution within seven years of application. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in these courses is required to apply to the ASBSN program.

  • Anatomy & Physiology (with Lab) Science: 12 quarter credits or 8-semester credits. Must include a full sequence of human anatomy and physiology inclusive of all body systems. (University equivalent: BIOL 223 A/L and BIOL 224 A/L)
  • Microbiology (with Lab) Science: 4 quarter/semester credits. Basic microbiology with a laboratory component. Must include content on morphology, physiology, and classification of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. (University equivalent: BIOL 251)
  • Nutrition: 3 quarter/semester credits. Must address nutrient functions and the basis for nutrient requirements at the cellular level. (University equivalent: NUTR 223)
  • Human Development: 3 quarter/semester credits. Must include content on human development across the lifespan (conception through death), including physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development. (University equivalent: HDFS 201)
  • Statistics: 3 quarter/semester credits: Course must include both descriptive and inferential components. (University equivalent: STAT 152)
  • Math: 3 quarter/semester credits: Course must be at the pre-calculus level or higher.  (University equivalent: MATH ≥ 126)
  • U.S. Constitution and NV Constitution: Required by the University but not counted in the matrix score.

TEAS test

  • Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
    • The Teas exam is taken through ATI Testing using the U of Nevada, Reno institution label.
    • Exam scores must reflect an exam date within twelve months of the current ASBSN application, and may not be taken more than one time per application year.

Residency status

  • Nevada Resident Status: The Orvis School of Nursing supports the University of Nevada, Reno land grant mission to develop a health care workforce for Nevada. To this end, Nevada residents receive application preference in all pre-licensure nursing programs offered by the Orvis School of Nursing.

Students can check residency status by logging into your MyNevada account and clicking on the Demographics tab on the left-hand side of the homepage.  The most recent term listed must show “In State” to receive Nevada Resident points.

**Note that Nevada residency for reduced tuition purposes does not demographically classify a student as a Nevada resident.


  • Apply to the Orvis School of Nursing by completing the ASBSN Application
  • For assistance with applying for the ASBSN program, and to receive a PowerPoint that will walk you through the application process, please email Grace Tout.