Admissions

UNDERGraduate Admissions

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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 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.
    • Please note: UNLV's BSN program accepts HESI exam results only. TEAS exam results are not accepted.
  • 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 for Spring Admits
    • April for Summer Admits
    • August for Fall 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.

Please note: UNLV's BSN program accepts HESI exam results only. TEAS exam results are not accepted.

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.

Contact

Pre-Nursing Questions

Health Sciences Advising Center
healthsciencesadvisingcenter@unlv.edu
702-895-5448

BSN Program Questions

School of Nursing
unlv.nursing@unlv.edu
702-895-3360

Graduate Program Questions

School of Nursing
GradNursingAdmissions@unlv.edu
702-895-3360

Graduate Admissions

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Post-graduate students have options for master’s degrees, advanced graduate certificates, doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees.

Students may also apply for graduate assistantships, which are paid positions that may include teaching and assisting with research.

Please consult the State Authorization Reciprocity information for online degree programs.

Mandatory Graduate Orientation: August 5 & 6, 2020 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm