Established in 1909 as the first nursing school on a university campus in the United States, the School of Nursing is recognized as one of the best in the field. Continuing its tradition of preparing leaders in the profession of nursing, the school offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) as a foundation for professional practice and graduate study.
The four-year B.S.N. program consists of one year of prerequisite courses and a three-year nursing sequence. Students are admitted to the three-year sequence after completing the prerequisites. Admission is once a year for the upcoming fall semester. The program has a full-time, day school curriculum and has two locations, one in the Twin Cities and one in Rochester. All transfer students are located at the Rochester location on the University of Minnesota Rochester campus. There is not an option to be admitted to the Twin Cities location as a transfer student. Admission is competitive.
Degree options: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
*The University of Minnesota Twin Cities maintains a small transfer cohort whose course instruction occurs at our satellite location in Rochester.
Prerequisite coursework and admissions requirements:
To be considered for the program, at the time of application transfer applicants must have:
- Completed or have in progress at least six of the seven college level/college credit prerequisites listed in the application, with the ability to complete all seven prerequisites before entering the program in September.
- At least one biological or physical science course must be completed at time of application with a grade of C- or better. Biological or physical science courses are defined as Chemistry, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology I. (Anatomy and Physiology I must have been completed within the 10 years prior to fall start date in the program.)
- Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale).
- Minimum cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale).
- All courses (completed or in progress), except for one, taken A-F.
- All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
- Proof of English proficiency, if applicable: Paper based TOEFL (PBT) score of 586, Computer based TOEFL (CBT) score of 240, Internet based TOEFL (IBT) score or 95, or a MELAB score of 58.
Applicants with fewer than 26 college semester credits are also evaluated on the following:
- High school GPA. The School of Nursing has a preferred minimum high school GPA of 3.4.
- ACT or SAT composite score. School of Nursing admits with fewer than 26 credits have an average ACT score of 27.6 or SAT score of 1897.
Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) major is competitive. The degree is offered through the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with transfer students located at the Rochester campus and completing their practicum at the Mayo Clinic. Applicants are advised to contact the School of Nursing Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (612-625-7980) or [email protected], or check www.nursing.umn.edu for more information.