Frequently Asked Questions - Traditional BSN

    • When do I apply for Nursing?
      • After all prerequisites are completed or during the last semester prerequisites will be completed.
    • When do you admit students into Nursing?
      • Fall and spring. Students who apply to nursing school in the fall will be enrolled in nursing classes the following spring semester.
      • Students who apply to nursing school in the spring will be enrolled in nursing classes the following fall semester.
      • For students interested in the Accelerated (16 month only for students with a first degree) BSN option, admissions only occur in the fall for start in the spring.
    • How do I apply to your Traditional BSN nursing program?
      • Applications are available on the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions website during the application period, with a complete explanation of the application process.
        • Fall: applications are available September 1 and must be submitted by September 30 of each year. If September 30 falls on a weekend, the last day for application will be the Friday before.
        • Spring: applications are available February 1 and must be submitted by February 28 (same as above).

  • What prerequisites are required for your Nursing Program?

The following should be used as a general guide and students seeking admission are advised to speak with the UNA Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions advisor for more inclusive and individual transcript information.

  • Written Composition I and II; Literature of the World I and II; Introductory Biology with lab; Introductory Chemistry with Lab; Nutrition; General Psychology; United States History to 1877 and United States History since 1877 or Survey of Western Civilization to 1500 and Survey of Western Civilization since 1500; 3 hours of selected Fine Arts such as Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, or Religion.
  • Fundamentals of Speech; Finite Mathematics or Pre-Calculus Algebra; Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab I and II; Microbiology; Human Growth and Development; Elementary Statistics;Nursing Concepts NU203W or NU203WR; Pathophysiology for the Professional Nurse NU238 or NU238R. These classes must be taken at UNA and are available in face to face and online mode.
  • What is the GPA requirement to apply for your nursing program?
    • Students must have a minimum of a 2.8 overall GPA. Students must have at least a C in all classes to be used as a prerequisite. We will not accept any prerequisite classes that students have not made a C or higher in.

For Additional Info or Advising:

Hayden Behel, Undergraduate Nursing Enrollment Coordinator
UNA Box 5054 | 223 Stevens Hall
Phone: 256.765.5136