Associate of Science in Nursing with BSN Completion (ASN)

Application Dates

Entering Semester Opens Closes
Fall 3rd Monday in April at 8:00 AM 3rd Friday in May at 4:00 PM
Spring 3rd Monday in  August at 8:00 AM 3rd Friday in September at 4:00 PM

The UVU Nursing Program is a rigorous, time-intensive program. Students are expected to attend all classes, labs and clinical assignments as scheduled. Classes, labs and clinical are not flexible and if missed could jeopardize student success in the program. If you are considering working during the program, your work schedule will need to accommodate your nursing education.

NOTE: If you have already completed an ASN program and have your RN license, information for the RN to BSN Program is found on the UVU Department of Nursing website.

Instruction for applying to the UVU Nursing Program:

1Apply to Utah Valley University

Acceptance to UVU is required prior to submitting an application to the UVU Nursing Program. Application to the University can be done online at the UVU admissions page. This includes transferring all credits from other institutions. All UVU deadlines and fees apply. Students are encouraged to apply to UVU early so all transfer credits can be evaluated before UVU Department of Nursing application deadlines. In order to graduate from UVU, students will be required to meet all UVU graduation requirements.

2Prerequisite Course Work

Complete all prerequisite course work. A final grade of a B- or better is required in:

Class Number Class Name
CHEM 1110 Elem Chemistry
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition

ENGH  1005

or ENGL 1010

Lit & Comp Across Context

or Intro to Writing

ZOOL 2320/2325 Human Anatomy with lab
*UVU Math Quantitative Literacy (QL) 
ZOOL 2420/2425 Human Physiology with lab
*BIOL 1610 College Biology I

*C- grade for BIOL 1610 and Math QL prerequisite courses is acceptable. These two courses are not figured into the prerequisite course work GPA.

*BIOL 1610 is a prerequisite for ZOOL 2320, ZOOL 2420, and MICRO 2060. If these courses were taken at a different institution that does not require BIOL 1610 as a prerequisite, then BIOL 1610 is not required for application. However, students who have not taken the general education (GE) requirement of a 3rd science course may need an additional science course for BSN graduation.  If needed it is recommended that BIOL 1610 be completed prior to applying.

*See the UVU Catalog for courses that will fill the Math QL requirement.              An additional statistics course will be required for the BSN which cannot be used to fill the GE Math QL requirement.

A course cannot be repeated more than once within the past 5 years. If a course was repeated, the second grade will be used, per UVU policy.

It is your responsibility to ensure all course information has been submitted with your nursing application by the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete. Please note the following:

  • Only completed course final grades are accepted for prerequisite courses, not courses in progress;
  • Ensure your prerequisite grades are the minimum grade accepted by UVU Nursing;
  • Ensure your grades are officially posted to your UVU transcript.
3Transferring Credits to UVU

DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION UNTIL ALL YOUR GRADES ARE POSTED TO YOUR UVU ACADEMIC RECORD (showing on Wolverine Track).  If they have not been officially evaluated you are not eligible to apply until they are showing in the UVU system (on Wolverine Track).

It is your responsibility to have official transcripts of all previous college course work sent to the UVU Admissions Office. This may take up to 3 weeks or longer. Transfer courses must be evaluated and posted on your UVU Academic Record (showing on your Wolverine Track) by the nursing application deadline. Please plan accordingly. Transfer credits are evaluated only by the Transfer Credit Office,,  not by the Department of Nursing.

4Acceptable College Credits

Although there are a variety of ways to obtain college credit, some can fill UVU nursing prerequisites while others cannot. The pre-nursing advisors are available to assist you. Please be aware of the following credits and/or grades, and how they may affect your eligibility to apply:

  • Repeating Course Work: Repeating a course for a better grade is an option and does not affect your UVU Nursing application adversely; however, only one repeat, per course, in a 5-year time frame will be allowed. The second attempt is used for the application. Once a course is repeated, grades for the first attempt will not be used to satisfy any degree requirement. Therefore, if the grade for your most recent attempt falls below a B- grade, you are ineligible to apply.
  • Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit Grades: Only letter grades are accepted for all prerequisite class grades, except MATH QL. UVU will accept a CLEP test of MATH 1050, or QL credit given by the University for an ACT score of 26 or higher.
  • AP Credits: AP scores of 3, 4 or 5 can be accepted for prerequisite requirements. These must be posted to your transcript as credit. For purposes of calculating the GPA, a score of 3 = B+, 4 = A-, and 5 = A.
  • Course Substitutions: In order to give students the best opportunity to have a competitive GPA, there are some courses which may be used as a substitution for a prerequisite if a higher grade was received in the substituting course and the grade in the prerequisite course meets nursing standard minimum grade. The following are examples of appropriate substitutions:
    • ENGL 1010: If ENGL 2010 or 2020 has been completed with a better grade than the ENGL 1010, that course may be substituted for the prerequisite ENGL 1010 course.
    • MATH QL: Any higher-level math class which required College Algebra as a prerequisite (except Trigonometry) may be substituted for the prerequisite Math QL course.
    Any other course substitutions will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Nursing Admissions Committee.
5TEAS Test Information

The TEAS test is part of your nursing application. Taking the TEAS test requires a test voucher which can be obtained from FA 314, the pre-nursing advisors’ office, along with information on taking the test.  At this time appointments are necessary to take the test at the UVU Testing Center.  Only one attempt of the TEAS test is allowed per application period. A score below 50% will not be accepted for the nursing application. Only two TEAS tests are allowed within a 5-year time frame. If you have taken the test twice, you will choose which of the completed tests to submit. There will be no mixing of test scores. Scores are valid for 5 years.

The UVU Department of Nursing only accepts scores for the current version of the TEAS or a previous version for 1 year following the release of a new version. If you want to use a previous TEAS score, clarify with the pre-nursing advisors that it is valid. An expired TEAS score will invalidate your application. Scores submitted with previous applications are NOT maintained by the Department of Nursing; it is your responsibility to keep copies of your scores.

If the correct TEAS score sheet is not attached to the application then your application will not be reviewed.  This is the correct TEAS score sheet.  

TEAS Score Sheet Sample

6TOEFL Score

If English is your second language, you must submit a TOEFL score with the application. (Minimum TOEFL scores: 560 written, 220 computer, 83 IBT, taken within the past two years.)


7Submit a Nursing Application

After you have completed the prerequisite requirements and applied to UVU, submit your application to the Department of Nursing. All applications are submitted online. Please read all of the following directions before submitting an application. It is your responsibility to make sure the application is complete and submitted correctly.

  • Applications for fall semester entry open at 8:00 AM the 3rd Monday in April and close at 4:00 PM the 3rd Friday in May.
  • Applications for spring semester entry open at 8:00 AM  the 3rd Monday in August and close at 4:00 PM the 3rd Friday in September.
8Notification of Decisions for Interviews

Top candidates are selected to interview using the combined scores from the TEAS test and your prerequisite GPA. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for an interview via the official UVU email address ( email within 3 to 7 business days of the closing of the application. Check your email for notification.

Your interview day and time are assigned by the Department of Nursing. Therefore, if you plan on starting Fall semester, reserve the second week of June for interviews If you plan on starting Spring semester, reserve the second week of October for interviews. For exact dates of interviews, check the Department of Nursing website.

You must respond via your email by the specified deadline with either an “accept” or “decline” of the offer to interview. Failure to respond to the email by the deadline ~ for any reason ~  will result in your non-eligibility for this application timeframe.

Your acceptance email response will be acknowledged by a return email from the Department of Nursing. No further emails will follow. You will be expected to arrive for your interview on the day and time assigned to you. Failure to attend the scheduled interview will result in your non-eligibility for this application timeframe.

If you reapply, your application will not be forwarded to subsequent application periods. A new application is required for each application period.

Applicants can only be interviewed twice in a 5-year time frame.   (Being invited to interview and declining will count as being interviewed.)

9Interview Process

The interview process is standardized to ensure that each candidate has an equal opportunity to be objectively evaluated. If you are invited to interview, carefully read the instructions sent with your invitation to interview email. Interviews are held on UVU West Campus. The interview process takes approximately 2 hours to complete. An interview does not guarantee acceptance to the UVU Nursing Program. The UVU Career Development Center in LC 409 is available to help students with professional interview skills.

10Acceptance Information

All interviewed applicants will be notified of the final admission decision through their UVU student email account.  Receiving notification may take up to 2-3 weeks following interviews.

Candidates who are selected as alternates will be notified through their UVU student email account.  Alternates will be notified, in rank-order, if openings occur prior to the beginning of the semester through their UVU student email account.

Final admission in to the UVU Nursing Program is contingent on meeting all deadlines set by the Department of Nursing. Failure to meet deadlines will forfeit your position in the program. Students tentatively admitted into the UVU Nursing Program must:

  • Submit all requested paperwork by the deadlines set by the Department of Nursing and UVU.
  • Complete required immunizations, current CPR certification, and physical exam by the deadline set by the Department of Nursing.
  • Provide satisfactory results of both a federal background check and drug screen by the deadline set by the Department of Nursing. The background check will include a record of employment and all non-juvenile arrests and convictions, including sex offenses.
  • UVU has sole discretion to deny entrance based upon the information contained in either of these two reports.
  • Attend the mandatory UVU Nursing New Student Orientation. If you are late or unable to attend, you will forfeit your position in the UVU Nursing Program. Please plan accordingly. Due to changes in the UVU registration process, you will be able to register for nursing courses before orientation. However, failure to attend UVU Nursing New Student Orientation will forfeit your position in the UVU Nursing Program, and your nursing courses will be dropped.

UVU Department of Nursing reserves the right to disqualify students guilty of any form of misrepresentation and/or misconduct.

Before you start the application do you have any questions about admission requirements and the application process?   If you do contact the pre-nursing advisors.  

Once you  start the application you must complete it.  There is no way to save it and go back.  Completing the application should take 15 to 20 minutes.   

If you have read the instructions and are ready,

begin your application here.