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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Requirements

BSN Requirements

Admission Process

Your path to a rewarding career in nursing begins here! Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers a transformative educational journey that prepares you for a life of care and compassion. Join us and take the first step towards making a difference in the world. Discover the admission process that opens doors to a future in healthcare excellence. It’s time to follow your calling.

Nurse Practitioner

Admission Process

Step 1: Apply to NNU

  • Submit your NNU Application
  • Submit unofficial transcripts to admissions@nnu.edu and complete all steps to finish your application

Step 2: Submit BSN Application

Step 3: Meet with Your Nursing Advisor

Remaining BSN Application Process

  • Receive provisional acceptance letter
  • Complete background check
  • Submit final grades or unofficial transcript to nursing@nnu.edu
  • Submit official transcripts to registrar@nnu.edu or admissions@nnu.edu
  • Receive full acceptance letter from the College of Nursing
  • Submit final admissions form regarding student life, housing, etc.
  • Pay Tuition Deposit to confirm your attendance
  • Receive Class Schedule via your Admissions Status Page
  • Purchase Nursing specified scrubs and supplies
  • Submit required Nursing clinical compliance documentation
  • Attend the White Coat Ceremony with your cohort
Additional Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be over 18 years old prior to the start of the nursing program.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Admission to the NNU BSN Program is not guaranteed.

Background Check Requirements

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

Minimum grade of “C” required

BIOL2010. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3); and,
BIOL2010L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1)

BIOL2030. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3); and,
BIOL2030L. Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1)

BIOL2420. Microbiology (3); and,
BIOL2420L. Microbiology Laboratory (1)

BIOL3820. Pathophysiology (3)

CHEM1200. Principles of General Chemistry (3); and,
CHEM1200L. Principles of General Chemistry Laboratory (1)

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.

If you would like to meet with a Pre-Nursing Advisor to plan out the best courses to take before entering our BNS program, schedule a meeting here at a time that works best for you.

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

CLTA1550. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

PSYC2100. Lifespan Development (3)

PSYC2245L. Statistical Analysis Lab (1)

PSYC3640. Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis (3)

Nursing Courses

Minimum grade of “C” is required as a final grade in the nursing courses listed below. Additionally, a 75.0% average on examinations is required to pass the theory component of each course. Nursing courses not implementing the 75.0% exam average are NURS4030, and NURS4040. All courses with a clinical component must earn a grade of passing in the clinical portion to progress in the program. See BSN Student Handbook for further information on the grading scale.

NURS2000. Health Assessment (3)
NURS2015. Foundations of Professional Nursing and Nursing Care of the Older Adult (4)
NURS2030. Fundamentals of Nursing (4)
NURS3010. The Childbearing Family (3)
NURS3015. Pediatrics and the Family Unit (3)
NURS3020. Mental Health (3)
NURS3030. Medical Surgical Nursing: Acute and Chronic Health Needs (6)
NURS3050. Pharmacology I (2)
NURS3055. Pharmacology II (2)
NURS4000. Medical Surgical Nursing: Complex Health Needs (5)
NURS4010. Nursing of Diverse Populations in the Community (4)
NURS4020. Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing (3)
NURS4030. Nursing Research/Evidence Based Practice (3)
NURS4040. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice/Capstone (6)

All course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalog.