Admission Requirements

BSMITS DAO Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Degree Advancement Option (DAO) must:

Participant Requirements
Participants need to possess computer operating system skills and have easy access to a computer with a high speed Internet connection and up-to-date software.  You may also need to purchase or have access to a digital camera and video camera. A local preceptor, or proctor, will be required (usually a supervisor who agrees to work with you to proctor exams and/or evaluate presentations) and you may need access and permission to follow cases at the facility where you work. To review the requirements and responsibilities for the preceptor/proctor please go to the How to Apply page and open the Preceptor Agreement.

Review the Computer Requirements.

University / College Prerequisites 

 Required Courses

 Sem. Hours

Language/Social Sciences
Such as composition, literature, communication, speech, foreign language, philosophy, sociology, psychology, art, history, religion, ethics, etc.


Mathematics or Statistics


Natural Sciences
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science


subject to approval


Request a transcript evaluation.
All applications and transcripts are reviewed by CAHP Academic and Student Affairs on a case-by-case basis. Grades lower than “C-” will not transfer for credit.  Additional coursework may transfer for credit; course description and syllabus may be requested for evaluation of equivalency with UNMC.

AP, CLEP, or DANTES will not be accepted as credit toward the Mathematics, or Science requirements. Any AP, CLEP, or DANTES credit earned in these categories will be used as elective prerequisite credit only. A maximum of 6 semester hours of College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Program (APP) or Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) will be accepted for transfer.

Applicants will be considered without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability. Motivational factors, life experience, patient care experience, maturity, and references are important factors in the admission process.