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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) from University of Nevada, Reno is designed for high school graduates as well as graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs. 


The bachelor’s degree program is designed to provide the high school graduate with the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The bachelor’s degree program is the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing. The Orvis School of Nursing undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing 16-month accelerated program requires four consecutive semesters of coursework and admissions occur in both the spring and fall semesters.

We are excited about the return of NURS 300! This two credit online course provides an introduction to mathematics for medication administration and an introduction to medical terminology. The course meets at midterm and during the final week of the semester for face-to-face proctored exams. NURS 300 will prepare you for medication administration calculations and introduce you to medical terminology; both of which are required in the nursing program and in future nursing practice. This course will also prepare you to pass the medication calculation exams that are required during each semester of the undergraduate nursing program.

At this time, NURS 300 is not a mandatory prerequisite for admission to the BSN. However, you can use the grade you earn in NURS 300 on your GPA calculator during the application process. The Orvis School of Nursing expects NURS 300 to return to the prerequisite requirements in Fall 2020 and at that time the course will become mandatory.

Career options: 

After completing the program, the graduate is qualified for nursing positions in public health agencies, schools, hospitals and other health-care providers. Nursing school graduates may also earn commissioned status in the military services, as well as admission to graduate education.


 The program is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interpersonal Listening: Theory and Application
  • Issues in Interpersonal Communication
  •  Small Group Communication 
  •  Gender and Communication 
  •  Intercultural Communication
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution 
  • Health and Wellness Communication 
  •  Fundamentals of Life Science Lecture
  • Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 251 - General Microbiology
  • CHEM 121A - General Chemistry
  • CHEM 220A - Introductory Organic Chemistry Lecture
  • HDFS 201 - Lifespan Human Development 
  • MATH 126 - Precalculus
  • NUTR 223 - Principles of Nutrition 
  •  BIOL 223A - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Requirements:  If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.
  • You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7235 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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