Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing

Administrators: Dean, BSN Nursing Chair

Admission Process

NNU's nursing program admits students twice a year, in the fall and spring semesters. The program is designed as a rolling admission program, meaning no specific application deadlines exist. Applicants should submit all application materials and confer with the admissions coordinators as early as possible the semester before seeking admission. Qualified applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and scheduled for interviews before a final admission decision. Admission decisions are based on consideration of academic aptitude, interview results, work and life experiences, and values that align with the goals and mission of the University and nursing program. The first step for all nursing applicants is to apply for admission to NNU before applying to the nursing program. 

BSN Pre-licensure Admission Process:

  1. Contact the NNU admission office at admissions@nnu.edu. The admission counselor will provide step-by-step instructions on how to apply to the university.
  2. Upon acceptance to NNU, please contact the College of Nursing at nursing@nnu.edu to connect with a nursing admission advisor. 
  3. The NNU nursing advisor will schedule a face-to-face or online appointment to review your transcripts and discuss your admission standing.
  4. Your study plan will address general education requirements and science pre-requisite classes that must be completed before starting the nursing program.

​Additional Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be over 18 years old before the start of the nursing program.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
​Admission to the NNU BSN Program is not guaranteed.

Prerequisite Courses for Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program:

Minimum grade of "C" required

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
19

The BSN Program will not accept a pass/fail on prerequisite courses - all courses must have a letter grade. Points are assigned for the CLEP and AP scores. A transcript from CLEP and/or the AP Board are required for evaluation. 

The following required courses may be taken concurrently while in the nursing program:

It is highly recommended that applicants complete all or as many of the following courses prior to admission into the nursing program (see admission guideline criteria).

Minimum grade of "C" required
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
10

Nursing Courses

A minimum final grade of "C," a 75.0% summative exam average, and a grade of "pass" for each of a course's clinical outcomes (where clinical hours are included) is required in each course of the nursing program. Students who do not earn a grade of pass for each of a course's clinical learning outcomes will not pass the course and will not progress further in the program until the relevant content is mastered. Nursing courses are listed below. 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
57

Refer to this catalog for the Standard General Education requirements.

Students admitted to the nursing major are limited to a maximum of 16 credits per semester. For any additional credits, permission must be requested in writing to the BSN Chair. The student may only register for additional credits after receiving approval from the BSN Chair.

Total Credits
86