Traditional BSN

Nurse

Streamline your nursing education

Take two years of prerequisites anywhere you choose, then complete your bachelor’s program at UNMC, in a highly active, engaging curriculum focused on preparing you for a rewarding career in the health care.

Train close to home. Complete just one application for consideration at all five UNMC nursing campuses across Nebraska. Our nursing campuses attract men and women from across the U.S. and the globe.

College of Nursing faculty use simulation, virtual reality, team-based learning, e-learning, and “flipped classrooms” to help you prepare for a career in nursing. Learn to manage the complexities of acute and critically ill patients, family and community dynamics, and work with populations to improve health outcomes.

UNMC has relationships with over 100 health care institutions across Nebraska to provide our professional nursing students a diverse range of experiences from clinics to critical-access hospitals. Your community needs you: UNMC nursing graduates are in demand among employers throughout Nebraska.


Recent BSN graduate Jenna Witt

"It was just my size, so open, so friendly, so right at home. The faculty aren't just teachers — they're mentors."

-BSN graduate Jenna Witt, a native of Butte, Neb., attended the Scottsbluff campus.


Ready for the next step?

Step 1 - Prerequisites  

These essential science and liberal arts courses — totaling 58 credits -- are available from any accredited community college, 4-year college or university. Apply to UNMC once you’ve completed about 12 of the 17 required prerequisite courses and will have the remainder of your required courses completed before the program starts in August.

Step 2 - Requirements  
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for prerequisite courses.
  • Minimum grade of C+ (2.67) is required in each prerequisite.
  • Two professional references. These should not be from friends or family members.
  • Current CNA Certificate.
  • Personal Statement of approximately 500 words answering these questions:
    • What motivates you to become a BSN-prepared nurse?
    • What is your vision of your nursing career?
    • What mark will you leave in health care?
Step 3 - Questions?  

Speak with a student services coordinator.

Attend a virtual or in-person information session.

Read our FAQ.

Step 4 - Apply  

Submit your application through the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs.

You may save and return to your application until you are ready to submit it.

You will self-enter all college coursework, including prerequisites and any courses taken for credit during high school, courses completed through placement exam and all courses in progress.

After you submit your application, NursingCAS will add your references and transcripts to it as they are submitted. Monitor progress through your NursingCAS account and through your email.

Read more on how to apply.