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Eligibility & Prerequisites


  • Completion of all general education requirements before starting the nursing program. Current U of U students can confirm completion of general education requirements via Degree Audit in CIS.
  • Minimum 3.0 prerequisite cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 for all courses completed at ALL colleges/universities
  • Our program is not an Accelerated BS as defined by the AACN where prior Bachelors degree is required. It is a fast-track, four consecutive semester program that mimics other Accelerated BS in Nursing programs.
  • Before entering the program, you must be a degree-seeking student at the University of Utah in good-standing.

*Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be admitted to the program.

Prerequisite Courses

Completion of all nine nursing prerequisite courses is required before entry into the program. All prerequisite courses must have a grade of C or better with a minimum 3.0 prerequisite cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0.

(*)1Human Anatomy and Human Physiology have a seven-year time limit and must be repeated if taken over seven years before the application deadline.

Before Applying

The following courses must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher:

  1. General Biology (4 credit hours, including lab)
  2. Elementary Chemistry (4-5 credit hours, including lab)
    • *U of U students are recommended to take CHEM 1130: Integrated Chemistry for Health Sciences
  3. Human Anatomy (4 credit hours, including lab)
  4. Human Physiology (4 credit hours, including lab)
  5. Statistics (3-4 credit hours)

These five nursing prerequisite courses  and the corresponding labs must be complete and graded at the time of application. If these classes are not completed, your application will not be considered.

Before Starting the Program

The following courses must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher:

  1. Nutrition (3-4 credit hours)
    • *U of U students are required to take NUTR 3010: Nutrition Intervention
  2. Human Growth and Development: Lifespan (3 credit hours)
    • *U of U students are recommended to take NURS 2100: Human Development: A Lifespan Approach to Health
  3. Microbiology (3-4 credit hours, including lab)
  4. Pathophysiology (3-4 credit hours, including lab)

Course Equivalencies

All courses offered at in-state colleges and universities that have been approved are included in the course equivalency chart. If a class you have taken is not on this list or from an out of state institution, you may request a course or transcript evaluation. Course or transcript evaluations are not available 30 days before an application deadline; please plan accordingly. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all prerequisites fulfill course requirements.

Request for Course or Transcript Evaluation

Items you will need to include when submitting your request for transcript review:

  • An unofficial transcript any school where you took courses that you want to be evaluated
  • Syllabus for each course from when you took the class
  • Link to the course description of the classes you are having reviewed
  • List of courses you want to have considered

Contact Us

Office of Student Services
Phone: (801) 587-3194

Questions for an undergraduate advisor?
Maddie Marshall

Questions about admissions?

Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester Start
Application Open: November 1
Application Deadline: February 1, 5:00 PM Mountain Time

Spring Semester Start
Application Open: June 1
Application Deadline: September 1, 5:00 PM Mountain Time