Admission to the RN-BSN Program
The RN-BSN program is an online advancement program for current registered nurses (RNs) with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing. Students who have met the requirements for admission to UNMC can apply through NursingCAS (http://nursingcas.org/), a centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing (RN) programs at all levels.
Admission to the College of Nursing is a competitive process and is based on the GPA of the required prerequisite courses, the total number of prerequisite courses completed at the time of the application, the receipt of positive references, and a personal statement. A preadmission interview may be requested. See the Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy (5.2.3) in the Student Policies section for details.
Students Whose First Language is not English
For applicants whose native language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Pearson (PTE) is required for admissions. Test results must be recent (within five years prior to applying to UNMC). See the English as a Second Language - Undergraduate Students policy (5.2.5) in the Student Policies section for details.
The College of Nursing may accept transfer credit earned in an accredited college. The College is the final authority on granting transfer credit and determining how transfer courses and credits apply toward a degree in nursing. Transfer credits are recorded with no grade or quality points assigned. Grades from transfer courses may be considered for admission purposes. See the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy (5.2.8) in the Student Policies section for details.
Admission Key Dates
- Application Opens: Continuous
- Application Due: November 1, March 1, July 1
- Program Start: January, May, August
RN-BSN Nursing Plan of Study Information
An RN student must satisfy the following required 20 nursing credits for the BSN degree. RN students must enroll in and complete the minimum 20 semester credits of nursing courses in the College of Nursing to earn a BSN degree from the UNMC. There are no exceptions to the 20 credit hour rule.
Required nursing courses include the following:
|NRSG 351W||HEALTH PROMOTION||3|
|NRSG 386W||EVIDENCE-BASED NRSG PR||2|
|NRSG 426W||NURSING INTERVENTIONS AND HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES||4|
|NRSG 443W||POPULATION CENTERED CARE||3|
|NRSG 451W||LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY I||4|
|NRSG 452W||LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY II||4|
|Prior nursing education / experience / course completion||42|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
Credit Awards for Prior Nursing Education and Experience
RNs who possess a valid license to practice professional nursing will be granted credit for 38 credit hours for previous nursing education, recorded on the student’s transcript when the student becomes a candidate for the bachelor’s degree per Policy 5.2.7 Advanced Placement Policy.