Bachelor of Science in Nursing - First-Year Student Information


Admissions Requirements

First-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program applicants must meet the general entrance requirements of the University as stated in the Admissions section of the University Bulletin and on the Office of Admissions website. The Office of Admissions operates on a rolling admissions cycle and begins reviewing applications on September 1. The recommended application deadline for first-year applicants is November 15. The final application deadline is January 15.

All entering first-year nursing students must complete a high school or college level chemistry course prior to enrolling in BIO 205: Foundations of Biology. Additionally, all entering first-year nursing students with a redesigned SAT reading score of less than 29 or an ACT English score of less than 22 will be enrolled in ENG 107: College Writing.

Please note: University of Portland non-nursing majors who wish to transfer into the nursing program must apply as a transfer student and be considered for admission with external applicants. The application process for internal transfers is very competitive and there is no guarantee of acceptance into the transfer cohort.

Program Information