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BSN - Standard Admission FAQs

University of Iowa students will complete the ‘Change of College’ Application on MyUI and indicate 'Nursing' (not RN-BSN) as the major on the application.

Transfer students will complete a 'Transfer Student' Application and indicate 'Nursing' (not RN-BSN) as the major area of study.

The application deadline is April 1.

Yes, please refer to limitations on what is required at the time of application and time of matriculation (enrollment) outlined on the Standard Admission page of our website: BSN-Standard Admission (link to

No, faculty are concerned that students have establish the foundation that is essential for success in program.

No, the College of Nursing does not accept letters of recommendation for applicants to the BSN program.

No, out of fairness to all applicants, the College of Nursing does not accept updates to your after it has been submitted.

Applications close at 11:59pm CST on the day of the deadline (e.g., April 1 for Standard Admission). Late applications are not accepted. We encourage you to submit your application prior to the night of the deadline to ensure there are no technical difficulties.

No, we do not require an entrance exam for the pre-licensure BSN program.