Applicants need to apply to the College of Nursing, following the instructions below. If you are not already a current University of Utah student, your admissions to the College of Nursing is contingent upon being admitted to the University of Utah. It is your responsibility to apply to the University of Utah through Main Campus admissions prior to the College of Nursing application deadline. Please be aware of the Main Campus application deadlines or you will be subject to late fees. All College of Nursing applicants must apply to the University of Utah; this is a separate application process.


A complete application must be received by the deadline at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

  • Summer and Fall semesters deadline: March 1
  • Spring semester deadline: October 1

The application portal opens 90 days before each application deadline.

Completed College of Nursing application Includes:

  • Personal Essay
  • Resume
  • Copy of your RN license or NCLEX exam date and registration number
  • Unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities, regardless of length of attendance, including University of Utah, concurrent enrollment, study abroad, and correspondence courses
    • Official transcripts will be required for the application to the University of Utah. College of Nursing will require official transcripts if you are admitted.
  • Three to five recommendation names and emails

Missing documents and documents received after the application deadline will disqualify your application and it will not be reviewed.

Personal Essay

TOPIC: Highlight your professional and academic goals and how you anticipate the RN-BS program will assist in reaching them.

Essays will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the question
  • Organization/logic/clarity
  • Writing style (technical aspects, e.g., grammar, punctuation, and capitalization)


The essay should be double-spaced and no more than two pages. References may be used if appropriate, but are not necessary. If used, they must be properly documented.


PLEASE NOTE: Your resume is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee. Unlike your professional resume, here you should take the opportunity to expand on your accomplishments. Information should be detailed, but with concise & professional information. Please limit your work to three pages, and follow the basic format outlined below.

  • Education- Year graduated from high school and/or college, institutions attended, degree(s) earned
  • Work Experience- Position, employer, specific dates of employment, brief description of duties and primary achievements. Start with most recent first. Any type of work experience is acceptable.
    • Examples of Work Experience: Research, Supervisory, Professional, Non-Clinical, Non-Medical Related, Clinical - Direct Patient Contact (CNA, Phlebotomist, EMT, Healthcare/Medical Assistant, Paramedic),
  • Volunteer Experience- Name of the organization, your role in the organization, how long you served (dates, hours per week), brief description of responsibilities
    • Examples of Volunteer Experience Type: Campus, Community, Religious Service
  • Leadership Experience- Your title or designated role, how long you served (dates, hours per week), brief description
    • Examples of Leadership Type: Mentor/Tutor, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Governance of Clubs/Organizations, Religious Service, Military Service, Parent Teacher Organizations,
    • Managing/Supervising, President, Training new employees, coaching, etc.
  • Awards, Publications and/or Recognition
  • Certifications
  • Other Relevant Experiences
    • List any other information that you believe is important to the selection process. Such information could include study abroad, conferences attended, competitions entered, internships or research opportunities, ability to speak another language, etc.


Upload an unofficial transcript for each institution of higher education you have attended, regardless of length of attendance, including for courses in-progress. An unofficial transcript for each institution must be submitted separately, this includes the University of Utah, meaning notation of accepted transfer credit does not replace the need for an unofficial transcript from the university from where credits were transferred.

Official transcripts are required by University of Utah Office of Admissions with the application to the University of Utah (a separate application). Please review their requirements to ensure you have met all guidelines and deadlines. Official transcripts will also be required to the College of Nursing if you are accepted into the nursing program.

Official Transcripts can be sent via one of the following methods:

  • Mail or in-person (transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution):

College of Nursing
Students Services
10 South 2000 East, Suite 2200
Salt Lake City Utah 84112

  • Official email direct from the institution to
  • Through the National Student Clearinghouse or similar electronic transcript services (i.e. Parchment)

If you are sending a transcript from an institution that you are currently enrolled in classes, it is your responsibility to submit updated transcripts when in progress classes are completed and graded.

Admissions Process

Applications are carefully reviewed by the Baccalaureate Admissions and Advancement Committee on the basis of academic qualifications as well as promise for success in the program and potential for contributions to the profession. The College of Nursing adheres to the University of Utah's policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in admission decisions. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the resources of the college, students are accepted on the basis of the recommendations of the Baccalaureate Admissions and Advancement Committee and the Dean of the college. 

All applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application via the email address provided on the application.

Students who are denied admission are responsible for completing and submitting a new application each admission cycle. Applications are not automatically forwarded.


Contact Us

Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Program Manager
Kristen Mahoney



Summer and Fall Semesters
Application Open: December 2nd
Application Deadline: March 1st 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Spring Semester
Application Open: July 2nd
Application Deadline: October 1st 11:59 PM Mountain Time