Requirements to Apply

  1. Apply to BYU-I at besmart.com
  2. Contact Academic Advising
  3. Students must complete BIO 264, BIO 264L, BIO 265 and BIO 265L with a " B- " or higher and maintain a minimum of "C-" in all major courses.
  4. Students may repeat/retake a total of two (2) nursing prerequisite courses.  
  5. For courses needed prior to or at the time of application, see the "Suggested Course Sequence" section below. A final grade must be posted for BIO 264, BIO 264L, BIO 265, BIO 265L, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L and PSYCH 111 prior to acceptance.
  6. General work experience (paid and unpaid), medical experience (CNA, EMT, Medical Assisting), Church and community leadership, Church mission, military service, and ROTC students with an approved grad plan are all considered at the time applications are reviewed.
  7. May only apply twice.
  8. 3.0 Core grade point average (GPA) is required at the time of selections (Core GPA courses include: BIO 264, BIO 264L, BIO 265, BIO 265L, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L and PSYCH 111) 
  9. Pre-admission exam with a minimum 75% pass rate. (see the "Application and Immunization webpage for more information on how to access this exam)
  10. Acceptance is conditional on NURS 105 being completed prior to beginning the program. If an applicant is a certified CNA, they may request a waiver of NURS 105.
  11. For Students with English as a Second Language

    • Take the English Proficiency Examination
    • A TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based score), 250 (computer-based score), 100 (Internet-based score).

**A current  American Heart Association Basic Life Support  , BLS provider card  (no other CPR card will be accepted) is required  immediately following acceptance into the program.

Deadlines

The following deadlines are for the Pre-Licensure BSN application.

Fall Admission: February 15

Winter Admission: May 15

Spring Admission: October 15 

Suggested Course Sequence

Semester 1-4 courses must be complete before beginning the core nursing sequence in semesters 5-8. Semesters 5-8 are consecutive and track overrides will be applied with no deferments accepted.

The courses listed in the table below are required prior to beginning the nursing program; the asterisked courses must have a grade prior to selections.

The course sequence below is updated for the new 2019 catalog requirements (General Education Program).

1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER 3RD SEMESTER 4TH SEMESTER
REL 275
2 CREDITS
REL 200 
2 CREDITS
REL 225
2 CREDITS
REL 250
2 CREDITS
FDENG 101
3 CREDITS
NURS 105
2 CREDITS
ARTS & HUM
3 CREDITS
BREADTH 
3 CREDITS
*PSYCH 111
3 CREDITS
*BIO 265
3 CREDITS
FDENG 301
3 CREDITS
BIO 221
3 CREDITS
*BIO 264
3 CREDITS
*BIO 265L
1 CREDIT
NUTR 150
3 CREDITS
BIO 222
1 CREDIT
*BIO 264L
1 CREDIT
*CHEM 101
3 CREDITS
BIO 381
3 CREDITS
BIO 295
2 CREDITS
Ge 101
1 CREDIT
*CHEM 101L
1 CREDIT
ELECTIVES 
1 CREDIT
MATH 221B
3 CREDITS
ELECTIVES
2 CREDITS
ELECTIVES
3 CREDITS
ELECTIVES
1 CREDIT
15 CREDITS 15 CREDITS 15 CREDITS 15 CREDITS

*A final grade must be posted prior to acceptance into the nursing program.

CHEM 101 and MATH 221 require a prerequisite of FDMAT 108 or an ALEKS score of 55 or greater. You can learn more about the ALEKS assessment here

Deadlines

PRE-LICENSURE BSN APPLICATION:

Fall - February 15th 
Winter - May 15th
Spring - October 15th 

Pre-Licensure BSN Availability

This program is available on the BYU-I campus during Winter, Spring, and Fall semesters. It takes 4 consecutive semesters to complete after acceptance into the program.

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