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Undergraduate Admissions

Note: Undergraduate students interested in applying to the School of Nursing must meet the admissions requirements for UNLV. Please note, completing the university’s admission requirements and registering as a pre-nursing student does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. Pre-nursing students should submit questions or requests for additional information about the program via email to the Health Sciences Advising Center.

Admissions: Step One

Admissions: Step Two

  • Maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 during the pre-nursing semesters (Transfer students see section below).
  • Earn a grade of “B” or better for the following prerequisite courses (two attempts only):
    • MATH 120 — Fundamentals of College Mathematics or MATH 124 - College Algebra
    • BIOL 223/224 — Anatomy and Physiology
    • BIOL 251 — Microbiology
    • NURS 299 — Nutrition and Development Across the Lifespan.
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in all other general education and prerequisite courses.
  • Achieve a score of 75 percent or better on the first or second completion of the HESI A2 exam.
  • Complete a School of Nursing admission application. Application submission deadlines are:
    • Spring semester – final business Thursday or Friday in October
    • Summer semester – final business Thursday or Friday in February
    • Fall semester – final business Thursday or Friday in June
  • Schedule an appointment with an advisor to review and approve the application. Advisors are responsible for submitting admission applications. Advisors hold signing sessions:
    • Spring semester – every non-holiday Thursday and Friday in October.
    • Summer semester – every non-holiday Thursday and Friday in February.
    • Fall semester – every non-holiday Thursday and Friday in June.
  • Be available for mandatory orientation:
    • December 15, 2016, for Spring 2017 Admits
    • April 27 or 28, 2017 for Summer 2017 Admits
    • August 24 or 25, 2017 for Fall 2017 Admits
    • December 21 or 22, 2017 for Spring 2018 Admits

Transfer Students

Undergraduate transfer students will be considered for admission if the following conditions are met:

  • Students with a transfer GPA is 3.0 or better:
    • Prerequisite course work has been completed and the required grades have been earned.
    • HESI A2 exam scores are 75 percent or better in each subject area.
  • Students with a transfer GPA of 2.5 to 2.99:
    • Nine credits of UNLV core requirements or prerequisite course work is completed, earning a GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • HESI A2 exam scores are 75 percent or better in each subject area.
  • Students with a transfer GPA of 2.0 to 2.49:
    • Students must complete a probationary contract.
    • Fifteen credits of UNLV core requirements or prerequisite course work is completed, earning a GPA of 3.0 or better to remove probationary status.
    • HESI A2 exam scores are 75 percent or better in each subject area.

Refer to the Nevada System of Higher Education: Transfer Rights and Responsibilities for Students and Institutions for additional information.

Admitted Students

Once admitted to the school, students must complete a checklist of items that includes providing evidence of vaccinations, passing a drug screen, and completing a background check, before they can begin classes.