A degree for high school students to earn a BSN


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

Quick facts

  • 89% employment rate 1 month after graduation (BSN class of 2019)
  • 94% pass rate for those who took the NCLEX exam for the first time (2018)
  • No. 1 hospital in Virginia (US News 2018-19)

Who should apply?

High school students usually apply to the traditional BSN program. Transfer students can also apply, either as a transfer from another college or university or as a transfer from another school or college within UVA. Working RNs can apply to the part-time RN to BSN.



  • The chance to study with world-class faculty mentors
  • Nursing courses beginning in the first year of the program
  • Clinical experiences in the second, third, and fourth years of the program
  • Exposure to UVA's interprofessional focus, which partners nursing and medical students
  • The wide variety of courses and student life opportunities open to all UVA undergraduates
  • One of the only undergraduate nursing programs with an international exchange program. Fourth year undergraduate students can study in Australia or New Zealand.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive. Students applying for admission will enter the School of Nursing in the fall semester of their first year.

  • Admission requirements
  • Submit your application
  • Send official transcripts and standardized test scores by the appropriate deadline to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, University of Virginia, PO Box 400160, Charlottesville, VA 22904, (434) 982-3200

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: January 1 (November 1 for Early Action)
  • Notification of admissions decisions: April 1 (January 31 for Early Action)
  • Admitted students’ reply deadline: May 1
  • Enrollment: fall entry of the first year

Financial Aid

All financial aid for undergraduate students at UVA is administered through the UVA Student Financial Services Office. To apply, you need to complete the federal FAFSA form and the CSS/Profile form. All aid is need-based; the University meets 100% of demonstrated need. All incoming and returning students who have completed these forms are automatically considered for School of Nursing awards.

More information on the School of Nursing tuition and financial aid webpages.


Students in the School of Nursing take classes in anatomy and physiology, growth and development, pharmacology, pathophysiology, leadership, and nursing practice. All students conduct research independently, or as part of teams.

Professional nursing standards and guidelines incorporated in the curriculum: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008).


Clinical nursing classes extend over the second, third, and fourth years in the BSN curriculum. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of settings at the UVA Medical Center, steps away from the School of Nursing buildings, as well as other local and regional clinical sites. Students typically have in-patient clinical experiences at hospitals in Charlottesville, Richmond, Fishersville, or Staunton. Clinical experiences in the community health course occur in a variety of settings in Charlottesville and in the surrounding counties.


There are no course prerequisites for the traditional BSN program.

Transfer of Credit

Click here for information about transferring credit.

The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record is the official repository for academic program requirements.