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 30th. View University application deadlines for transfer students.
  • All transcripts reconciled by Admissions and Records (must be completed before applying to the ASBSN program). In-progress course work must be documented on transcript.
  • No more than two courses may be in progress at the time of application. 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). Transfer credits taken for S/U credit from an institution that does not offer letter grades are evaluated on an individual basis. 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.

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.