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Nursing (RN), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #703 (BCR) Online
Our completion program is fully online. Whether you want to complete your Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing to advance your education, expand your skills or open up new career opportunities, the University of Nevada, Reno RN-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of the working professional nurse.


As a fully on-line program, you are able to schedule the additional demands of studying and course work around your personal and professional life. All clinical experiences are community-based and can happen in your local area. The entire educational experience is very interactive and collaborative, allowing you to use your experience as a platform for professional growth.

All RN-BSN courses are taught online. Students with personal and professional responsibilities are often better able to manage the additional demands of school when they can schedule most of their studying and course work around their outside commitments.

Practice (clinical) courses for RNs are in the student's community or local area. All practice takes place in a community setting. Meetings between the student, preceptor and faculty are scheduled at selected times throughout the practice experience.

You will find the online educational experience very interactive and collaborative. You will have multiple opportunities to work with classmates while having an autonomous learning experience. We value collaboration in nursing and find these skills valuable in the educational experience. It is our hope that we can capitalize on the high level of expertise and knowledge you bring to the program and expand your thinking and practice into new areas. Technical help is an email, fax, or a phone call away. We are committed to your success and are confident that this will be an exciting learning experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Concepts & Theories of Professional Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research Methods
  • Community & Population Health: Theory
  • Community & Population Health: Practice
  • Advanced Leadership & Management Principles for Professional Nursing
  • Synthesis of Professional Issues in Nursing
  • Dimensions of Health & Wellness: Theory

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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

Admission Requirements:

  • To apply to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), international undergraduate students need to submit the following:
  • International Student Application with $95.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official high school transcripts showing dates of enrollment, subjects taken in the last three years, grades received, graduation date and/or certificate of graduation and official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.
  • English Language Proficiency 
  • Copy of passport biographical page

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21788 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21788 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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