The opportunity for students to enter B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs with a bachelor’s degree has expanded tremendously. Most of the programs are two years and lead to the RN certification and the opportunity to pursue advanced practice specialization in such areas as family practice, midwifery, pediatrics, critical care, infectious diseases, or Doctor of Nursing programs. The schools vary greatly in terms of courses required for matriculation. The courses most frequently required for admission include:
- Biology — Nutrition (Biology 127), Microbiology + Lab (Biology 339); Human Anatomy and Physiology + Lab;
- Chemistry — Two semesters, to include general, organic, and biochemistry
- Mathematics — Statistics (Mathematics 128 or 247)
- Psychology — Psychology 110; Developmental Psychology throughout the Lifespan
FAQs for Nursing
What are some programs attended by recent alums?
University of Washington
Oregon Health & Sciences University
University of California - San Francisco
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pennsylvania
How do I apply?
Please see Jim Russo for applications to BSN or MSN nursing programs.
NursingCAS is the centralized application service operated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. http://nursingcas.org/
As of Summer 2012, less than half of the 750 nursing schools affiliated with AACN were participating in NursingCAS, including UW, Seattle U, OHSU, so you may need to apply to some schools individually.