Early Admission Program

Guaranteed admission opportunity

To increase the number of registered nurses in Nebraska with bachelor's degrees, UNMC College of Nursing has teamed with the state’s community colleges to provide early, guaranteed admission to the RN-to-BSN program for qualified students enrolled in associate degree nursing programs. The intent of the Nebraska RN-BSN Collaborative is to encourage seamless transfer opportunities for students. The agreement also is one strategy to aid in Nebraska's goal of attaining 80% of registered nurses with BSN degrees. All Nebraska community colleges are included:

Students approved for early admission are admitted provisionally to UNMC until
1) completion of their ADN program,
2) all admission criteria are met, and
3) matriculation to the program.
There are limited seats allotted annually to each college with admission to start the program in August.


To apply to the Nebraska RN to BSN Collaborative Early Admission Program you must meet the following criteria at the time you submit the initial Nebraska Collaborative application:


To be considered for early admissions you can submit an Early Admission application here. Early Admission decisions will be made by UNMC CON on a rolling basis. Students accepted to the early admission option will be expected to matriculate to the UNMC RN to BSN Program within one year following graduation from their ADN program.

Progression Criteria 

To remain eligible for a guaranteed seat, students must maintain and meet the following progression criteria: