UVA accepts academically motivated students into the program leading to the BSN degree.

All traditional BSN students at the School of Nursing take courses in anatomy and physiology, growth and development, pharmacology, pathophysiology, leadership, and nursing practice. All students conduct research independently, or as part of teams. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

The RN to BSN program offers licensed nurses who have associate's degrees or nursing diplomas a pathway to earning a BSN degree. The program is for licensed RNs who seek to take on greater responsibility and a broader role in health care, who wish to achieve leadership roles, greater professional mobility and for those who are considering graduate study in nursing.

Traditional BSN

A degree for high school students to earn a BSN

Overview:

  • Four-year full-time program
  • 120 credits
  • Graduates are eligible for the NCLEX exam
  • Apply by January 1 (or November 1 for Early Action)

Who should apply?

High school students usually apply to the traditional BSN program.

Transfer

Transfer from another college or university into the School of Nursing to earn a four-year BSN.

Overview:

  • Six semesters of full-time study for transfer students
  • 120 credits
  • Graduates are eligible for the NCLEX exam
  • Apply by March 1 (for entry the following fall)

Who should apply?

The School of Nursing accepts transfer students into the second year of our program. Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in another field are ineligible to apply as a second-year transfer, but may have interest in the Clinical Nurse Leader program.

Transfer within UVA

Transfer from another college within UVA into the School of Nursing to earn a BSN

Overview:

  • Six semesters of full-time study for transfer students
  • 120 credits
  • Graduates are eligible for the NCLEX exam
  • Apply by February 1 (for entry the following fall)

Who should apply?

The School of Nursing accepts transfer students from other schools within the University into the second year of our program.

RN to BSN

A path for working RNs to earn a BSN degree.

Overview:

  • Two-year part-time program
  • Apply by March 1

Who should apply?

The RN to BSN program offers licensed nurses who have associate's degrees or nursing diplomas a pathway to earning a BSN degree. The program is for licensed RNs who seek to take on greater responsibility and a broader role in health care, who wish to achieve leadership roles, greater professional mobility and for those who are considering graduate study in nursing.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.