University of Virginia School of Nursing

Accelerated two-year transfer from another school or college within UVA into the School of Nursing to earn a BSN


  • Two years of full-time study including two summer sessions
  • 120 credits
  • Graduates are eligible for the NCLEX exam
  • Apply by October 1 for a May start date

Quick facts

  • 96% employment rate 3 months after graduation (BSN class of 2019)
  • 96% pass rate for those who took the NCLEX exam for the first time (BSN class of 2020)
  • No. 2 hospital in Virginia (US News 2021-2022)

Who should apply?

Students admitted into the accelerated transfer track will start the program in May 2022 and graduate from the School of Nursing in May 2024. Accelerated transfer students complete two years of full-time study, which includes two summer sessions. Applicants to the program must have completed at least 52 credits of general education and prerequisite coursework prior to enrollment. Specific course prerequisite information is below.

Transfer students from another school or college within UVA apply via the Intra-University Transfer Application (see below). 

Working RNs can apply to the part-time RN to BSN 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.



  • Complete your degree in two years
  • Expansive opportunities to gain skills to care for various patient populations 
  • Develop an understanding of the management of patients within a variety of health systems
  • The chance to study with world-class faculty mentors
  • Exposure to UVA's interprofessional focus

Admission Requirements

Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive. Applications will be considered through the School of Nursing Office of Admissions and Student Services. To be considered for admission to this program, applicants must:

  • Prospective students should attend an information session. 
  • Submit a completed Intra-University Transfer Application by the October 1 deadline
  • Have completed at least 52 credits of college level work (outlined below) by the end of the spring semester. Successfully completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of a C or better prior to beginning our program in the fall semester:
    • Microbiology (3-4 credits)
    • Chemistry (3-4 credits)
    • Human anatomy and physiology I with lab (4 credits) 
    • Human anatomy and physiology II with lab (4 credits) 
    • Lifespan Development/Developmental Psychology (3 credits) 
    • First writing requirement (ENWR 1510 or ENWR 1505 + 1506)
    • At least 9 credits of humanities/fine arts 
    • At least 9 credits of social science/history
    • At least 9-11 credits of general education coursework*

*Credit hours vary based on the completion of 3 or 4 credit science prerequisites and college composition credits.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: October 1
  • Notification of admissions decisions:
  • Enrollment: May

Approved Prerequisite Courses

Below is a list of courses that have been approved to meet our prerequisites. This list is not exhaustive; please contact if you have questions about a course that is not on this list.


University of Virginia NUIP 2080 or BIOL 3270
Virginia Community College System NAS 185, BIO 150 or BIO 205


University of Virginia CHEM 1210, CHEM 1220, CHEM 1400, CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1420
Virginia Community College System CHM 101, CHEM 102, CHM 111 or CHM 112

Human anatomy & physiology

University of Virginia BIOL 3410 + 3420
Virginia Community College System BIO 141 + 142 or BIO 231 + 232

Developmental psychology / lifespan development (effective Fall 2019)

University of Virginia NUIP 2240 or EDLF 3180
Virginia Community College System PSY 230 or PSY 231+232

Financial Aid

All financial aid for undergraduate students at UVA is administered through UVA Student Financial Services. To apply, you need to complete the federal FAFSA form, the CSS/Profile form, and a School of Nursing financial aid form. All aid is need-based; the University meets 100% of demonstrated need.

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


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 experiences occur in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics and community sites. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical experiences that extend beyond the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. 

The BSN Clinical Hours per Course (including theory hours, skills lab hours, simulation hours, and clinical hours) can be found here.

Transfer of Credit

The University Registrar provides information about transferring credit from other colleges and universities.

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.

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Disclosures

As a member of the State Authorizations Reciprocity Agreement, the University of Virginia (UVA) is authorized to provide curriculum in a distance learning environment to students located in all states in the United States except for California. (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).  

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduates may be eligible for initial professional licensure in another U.S. state by applying to the licensing board or agency in that state.

Please visit the University’s State Authorization & Distance Education page to make an informed decision regarding which states’ educational requirements for initial licensure are met by this program. (668.43(a)(5) (v)(A) - (C))

Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a state other than Virginia should update this information immediately in the Student Information System as it may impact their ability to complete internship, practicum, or clinical hours, use Title IV funds, or meet licensure or certification requirements in the new state. (34 CFR 668.402).