Traditional 16-month BSN program

This program is designed for high school graduates as well as graduates of associate degrees.

Applicants with previous baccalaureate degrees may also apply to this program.

The application for this program opens each Fall for Spring admission and each Spring for the following Fall admission. There are 64 students accepted for admission each Fall and each Spring. Students admitted to the programmust complete four consecutive full-time semesters, including full summer.

A list of prerequisites for this program can be found below on the application link for this program. Science credits older than 10 years will not be accepted.

Class Repeat Policy for the Traditional BSN Program: For admission purposes, the grades for the first two enrollment attempts in a given course will be averaged for this BSN program admission application. Any prerequisite required for this program admission application is subject to this policy. Students can enroll in any courses multiple times to better comprehend the class content, but only the first two enrollments will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA for admission.

Any grade of W (withdrawal), R (grade replacement), or AD (audit) will count as an enrollment attempt. If there is no grade in the first two enrollment attempts, the student is not eligible to apply to the major. In addition, the student is not eligible to apply if the first attempt is below a C grade (including W grade) and the second attempt is in progress. The student must wait to apply until the grades for the first two enrollment attempts have been recorded.

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 in a 2-year rolling cycle.

In order to apply to any Orvis School of Nursing BSN program or RN to BSN program, all applicants must first be admitted to UNR for the semester in which applications are being accepted with all transcripts submitted and evaluated by UNR Admissions Office. In-progress coursework must be documented on all transcripts. The fall deadline to apply to UNR for transfer students is July 1 and the deadline to apply for spring admission is December 15.

Traditional BSN preqrequisite checklist

Traditional BSN Program Catalog Listing

Traditional 16-month BSN Program Important Documents and Forms

The admitting criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

Once selected, applicant will receive a provisional acceprance to the nursing major. The admission offer is contingent upon successful completion of any remaining prerequisite courses in progress at the time of application with a grade of 'C' or above, negative drug screening, and background check deemed acceptable by the Orvis School of Nursing clinical partners.