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Brooks College of Health

Nursing, Prelicensure (BSN)

Begin Your Future in Nursing:
Transform Lives and Communities

This track is designed for students who are seeking their first baccalaureate degree and want to prepare for a career in nursing while earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Entry to this track begins at no earlier than 60 semester hours completed and is not meant for post-baccalaureate students seeking a second baccalaureate degree.  Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.

Embark on Your Nursing Career

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Admissions and Curriculum


The Nursing Prelicensure BSN admits each semester (spring, summer, & fall) with up to 60 seats available in each of those cohorts.  Effective for Spring 2025, the School of Nursing will admit the first 50% of available seats for each admission period based on a priority B.S.N. prerequisite coursework GPA of at least 3.60; those applicants who meet the minimum requirements, but not the priority prerequisite GPA requirement will be waitlisted and notified of the program's decision after the deadline.  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more details. 


The curriculum provides a strong scientific base of study with a diversity of clinical experiences and unique opportunities to work with vulnerable and underserved populations. The curriculum is community-based in that it supports engagement with the community throughout the nursing major by nurturing and building relationships with community agencies consistently over time through an innovative home-basing of students in a designated community for the entire length of their nursing program. Furthermore, the curriculum also provides a strong foundation for graduate study in nursing.

Two types of courses make up the nursing curriculum: professional courses and clinical/laboratory courses. Clinical/laboratory courses are distinguished by the C or L that follows the course number. The nursing curriculum is a full-time course of study and follows a specific sequence.


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for an explanation of costs typically incurred for this degree track.

Program of Study

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Financial Aid

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Contact Us

Dr. Beth A. Dibble

Assistant Director of Admissions: Nursing Programs