ASBSN application checklist and information

Application opening and closing dates to be announced soon.

Students applying to the ASBSN program must register at the University of Nevada, Reno as a Pre-ASBSN student. Please do not register under the major of pre-nursing.

Do you meet the admission requirements?

All applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply

  • Have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have earned a Cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate work
  • Apply to the University of Nevada Reno by July 1st
  • Accept the University of Nevada, Reno’s offer of admissions (can be found in MyNevada account under To-Do List) 
  • All transcripts evaluated and posted by Admissions and Records (must be completed before submitting your application to the ASBSN program)
  • Have completed all prerequisite courses (see below) with all grades posted to your MyNevada account before submitting your application to the ASBSN program (classes can be taken through the summer semester each year).
  • If accepted, has or will receive a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine as outlined by the CDC before the beginning of Wintermester courses.

The Clinical Affiliation Agreements between the Orvis School of Nursing and our partner agencies determine the relationships between the School of Nursing and the entities and detail the terms and expectations under which each site will provide on-site educational experiences. These agreements account for regulatory requirements, accreditation expectations, and other guidelines, and the sites have been approved as meeting specific educational and clinical regulations. These agreements include provisions requiring students to adhere to agency policies such as Covid-19 vaccines required for all nursing students.

Have you completed the required prerequisites?

The following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher at a regionally accredited institution. The Science courses (Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Nutrition) must have been taken within seven years of application submission. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite courses is required to apply to the ASBSN program.

How do I know if my classes will transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno?

To help identify any requirements you’ll need to meet, as well as any prerequisite courses you’ll need to take, you can use the University's Transferology Tool. Please refer to the detailed information about course requirements above when determining if your class will meet the criteria for the program.

Are you ready to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)?

To be admitted into our accelerated nursing program, you must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The TEAS Test can only be taken through ATI. Applicants must have their transcripts sent officially from ATI (submit your transcript request in your ATI account). Please note that ASBSN applicants can only take the TEAS exam once per application cycle (July – June).

  • Registration
    • To register for the TEAS exam, you will need to create a new account if you are not a current user of ATI.  On the account homepage, you can register for an online TEAS test through ATI.
    • Follow the instruction from ATI

Ready to apply?

Take these next steps.

Applying to the University of Nevada, Reno

To apply to any Orvis School of Nursing BSN programs, you must first be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno for the semester in which you are applying to Orvis (Fall). Second bachelor's degree-seeking students are considered transfer students.  Your transcripts must be submitted and evaluated by the University admissions office before submitting your application (suggestion: apply to the University as soon as registration for Fall opens; September 15th of each year). 

**Students applying to the ASBSN program must only register at the University of Nevada, Reno as a Pre-ASBSN student. Please do not register under the major of pre-nursing.

  • ASBSN applicants must have applied to the University of Nevada, Reno by June 1st
  • ASBSN applicants must have accepted admissions from the University of Nevada, Reno before applying to the ASBSN program. Any application received before your admission is accepted cannot be evaluated.

Applying to the Orvis School of Nursing ASBSN program

Admissions process

  1. Applications are reviewed by the Undergraduate Program Officer, the ASBSN Track Leader, and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs.
  2. Applications must be completed entirely, including the GPA calculator, or they will be considered ineligible.
  3. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. applications that meet minimum requirements will be evaluated through a point-based matrix. 
  4. Applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest based on the application matrix.
  5. Applicants with the top 32 scores will be offered provisional admission to the OSN pre-licensure program.

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 their 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.

ASBSN point breakdown for the points matrix
Points 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4
Pre-nursing GPA* <3.40 3.40-3.499 3.50-3.599 3.60-3.699 3.70-3.799 3.80-3.899 3.90-4.00 - -
Cumulative GPA* ≤3.499 - ≥ 3.50  - - - - - -
TEAS score <76 76-77.99 78-79.99 80-81.99 82-83.99 84-85.99 86-87.99 88-89.99 90-100
Nevada resident*** No Yes - - - - - - -
Healthcare experience**** No Yes LVN or LPN - - - - - -
Military, Veteran, or Active-Duty Military No - Yes - - - - - -

*Application GPA Includes all prerequisites courses required for entry into accelerated second baccalaureate program **Cumulative GPA includes all undergraduate degree credit ***Nevada Resident: Demographically classified as a Nevada State Resident by the University of Nevada, Reno at the time of nursing program application **** Healthcare experience must be working experience (type yes or no in box). LPN’s or LVN active licensed will receive 1 pt for 6 months or more of working experience (must submit copy of unencumbered active license) (type LVN or LPN in box).

Applying to multiple BSN programs

Students are welcome to apply to more than one BSN program if they meet the program eligibility requirements. Each program has different application requirements. The following are requirements for the ASBSN program only.

  1. The TEAS exam can only be taken once per calendar year.
  2. The TEAS exam must only be taken through ATI.
  3. If accepted into the ASBSN program, any active applications to other BSN programs at Orvis will automatically become inactive.

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