Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program FAQ

Can I transfer courses to a UNLV Nursing degree?

Yes, Some courses are transferable and must be reviewed by the Health Sciences Advising Center. The advisors will then work with the student on a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) to make sure the credits get recorded properly in the system.

Can students from other Nursing programs transfer to UNLV?
Yes, but this must be approved by the pre nursing advisor. A letter of good standing is required from the student's previous nursing program.
How long is the undergraduate Nursing program to complete?

A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing takes 16 months once you have been admitted to the Nursing Program. This is a year-round program with three semesters each year, including a full-time summer program.

How do I apply?

Students are admitted in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Students interested in the baccalaureate program apply to UNLV through the Office of Admissions and signify on the university application form "School of Nursing, Pre-Nursing Major." The student is required to make an appointment to meet with an advisor in the Division of Health Sciences Advisement Center to discuss required course work, GPA and sequencing.

Can I send the School of Nursing my transcripts for evaluation?

No. The Office of Admissions must evaluate all transcripts. The Nursing School does not pre-evaluate transcripts.

How do I change my major?

Drop by the Health Sciences Advising Center located in White Hall Annex 1 (WHA1), or call 702-895-5448.

Who do I contact for information?

Please contact the Health Sciences Advising Center located in White Hall Annex 1 (WHA1), or call 702-895-5448.

How much does the program cost?

Visit the Cashiering and Student Accounts page for tuition and fees information for in-state and nonresident students.

Additionally, the School of Nursing operates on a differential tuition model. Students in nursing courses levels 100-200 pay the traditional per-credit fee of the University. Students in Nursing courses 300-400 pay an additional $156.75 per credit.

Where can I find information about the prerequisite requirements?

See the Prerequisite Requirements Checklist.

Where can I find information about scholarships?

Visit the School of Nursing's Scholarships and Financial Assistance page.

I'd like to know if you offer an associate degree for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).

No, the School of Nursing does not offer this.

How do I make arrangements to meet with admissions counselors or a nursing advisor?

Students have to be officially admitted to UNLV and all transcripts evaluated by the Admissions Office prior to setting up an advisement appointment with a Pre-Nursing advisor. Upon admission to UNLV you may call the Health Sciences Advising Center at 702-895-5448, or email to set up an advising appointment.

How do I find out about the status of my admission to the Nursing Program?

Students eligible for admission in the upcoming semester will be contacted via phone if they are accepted. Letters of acceptance and denial also will be sent to all applicants.

Do you have to take the SAT or the ACTs?

Beginning in Fall 2013, students admitted to UNLV must take the SAT or ACT. You also can take an ACT Residual Exam or Math 095 and ENG 098, which are pre-requisite classes for Math 120 and ENG 101. Math 095 and ENG 098 are non-credit classes. To obtain information about the ACT Residual Exam, please call 702-895-3177.

How often do you accept students into your program?

Students are admitted into Pre-Nursing at any semester without a waiting list. Students are admitted from Pre-Nursing into Nursing three times per year (spring, summer and fall), when they meet eligibility requirements.

What is the percentage of passing scores on the NCLEX test?

The School of Nursing has a high pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN). Passing the NCLEX-RN is required to practice nursing in the United Stated. For a historical list please visit the Nevada State Board of Nursing site.