B.S.N. On-Campus Admission
Direct Admission: Ensure a Spot as an Incoming Freshman
Direct admission is a criterion-based early admission program for pre-nursing students who have exemplary academic performance during high school.
- Limited to approximately the top 20 most qualified candidates
- Selection process begins in September for the following fall
- High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Composite ACT score of at least 27 or a combined SAT score of at least 1280 in the previous 2 years
- High school seniors apply for admission to UND
- Declare intent to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing on UND admission application
- Priority given to early applications
- Transfer students are not eligible for direct admission (apply through standard process)
- Students who are not selected for direct admission are encouraged to apply for admission to the traditional B.S.N. program through the standard admission process
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all UND undergraduate coursework until admission to the nursing program
- Minimum letter grade of B or higher in all core courses
- Engl 130—Composition II
- Soc 110—Intro Sociology or Soc 115—Social Problems or Anth 171—Intro Cultural Anthropology
- Chemistry 116/Lab—Intro Organic and Biochemistry (or Chemistry 122/Lab & Biology 150, 151/Labs)
- BIMD 220/Lab—Human Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIMD 221/Lab—Human Anatomy & Physiology II
- BIMD 202/Lab—Intro to Medical Microbiology
- Obtain a letter grade of C or higher in all other prerequisite nursing coursework
- No withdrawals or repeats will be allowed in any nursing prerequisite coursework
Apply as a sophomore for entry to nursing courses in your junior year.
Prior to applying for admission to the B.S.N. program the following must be completed:
- Admission to the University of North Dakota. Application to the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program does NOT constitute application to the University of North Dakota. If not already admitted to the University, students may apply online.
- All transcripts from other universities or colleges must be submitted to the University of North Dakota.
- A minimum score of “Proficient” on Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) (see below)
- A minimum cumulative and UND GPA of 2.75
- Documented completion of the following courses or equivalents and their prerequisites
with a letter grade of C or better by designated application deadline:
- ENGL 110
- ENGL 130
- PSYC 111
- SOC 110 or SOC 115, or ANTH 171
- CHEM 115/Lab and CHEM 116/Lab, or the sequence of CHEM 122/Lab and BIOL 150/Lab and BIOL 151/Lab
- BIMD 220/Lab
- BIMD 221/Lab
- BIMD 202/Lab
- N&D 240
- MATH 103
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam results, math placement results, and English Composition waivers will be accepted according to current university policy. Students may petition to establish credit through special examinations according to University policy.
Core courses used in admission calculation:
- ENGL 130
- SOC 110 or 115, or ANTH 171
- CHEM 116/Lab, or the sequence of CHEM 122/Lab and BIOL 150/Lab and BIOL 151/Lab
- BIMD 220/Lab
- BIMD 221/Lab
- BIMD 202/Lab
Core nursing prerequisite coursework may be repeated or withdrawn from a maximum of one time per course.
TEAS is a proctored multiple choice assessment measuring basic academic preparedness in reading, math, science, English and language usage. Applicants must achieve a score of Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary to be considered for admission to Nursing. Only two attempts are allowed. Registration and Test Taking Info
In person sessions at UND CNPD Classroom 110:
- Monday October 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm CT
- Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 9:00 am CT
- Wednesday December 1, 2021 at 9:00 am CT
- Thursday January 20, 2022 at 9:00 am CT
- Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 9:00 am CT
Prior to beginning nursing courses, the following criteria must be met. Failure to do so by deadline will result in loss of nursing placement.
- Completion of the following coursework with a letter grade of C or better :
- PPT 315—Human Pharmacology
- Psyc 250—Developmental Psychology
- All Essential Studies
- Sign and return Admission Acceptance Form.
- Submit non-refundable $75.00 deposit on program fee.
- Completion of required verifications
Students transferring to the UND Nursing program from other accredited institutions must fulfill the same minimum prerequisite requirements as current UND students. The first requirement for admission to the Nursing program is admission to UND. During that admission process student's transfer work will be evaluated. Equivalency of courses from other campuses should be verified by contacting the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Office of Student Services as early as possible. All qualified students are considered on merit.
Students transferring from another nursing program must meet standard admission criteria. Programs from which students transfer must be accredited. A letter of good standing from the nursing program must be provided with application.
All requirements must be successfully completed in order for the application to be considered for admission. Submission of the application to UND does not guarantee admission to the nursing program of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines. The number of applicants typically exceeds the available spaces, therefore students cannot be guaranteed admission to the nursing major.
NOTE: Students will be automatically assigned to the catalog active at the time of admission to the Nursing program unless they request otherwise.
When considering a Nursing major, undergraduate students should consider that nursing students must possess the functional ability to perform in several categories listed below in order to be admitted to the program.
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
- Physical endurance
- Physical strength
- Arithmetic competence
- Emotional stability
- Analytical thinking
- Critical thinking skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Communications skills
It is recognized, however, that degrees of ability vary widely among individuals. Refer to functional ability form for common activities/tasks required in the nursing profession for undergraduate nursing students.
Individuals with questions can contact UND.undergraduatenursing@UND.edu.