To be considered for acceptance in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, applicants must:
- Have completed 60 semester credits of the required general education and pre-requisite coursework
- Must have a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants with this GPA. Applicants with GPA between 2.5-2.99 will be reviewed on a case by case scenario.
- Have completed the following coursework with a grade of C or better:
Pre-requisite Course Requirements
4 semester hours of Chemistry/Biochemistry with Lab
4 semester hours of Human Anatomy with Lab
4 semester hours of Human Physiology with Lab
4 semester hours of Microbiology with Lab
3 semester hours of Nutrition
3 semester hours of General Psychology
3 semester hours of Human Growth & Development
3 semester hours of College Math or Statistics
General Education Course Requirements
3-6 semester hours of Writing
3-4 semester hours of Mathematics
6-8 semester hours of Natural Sciences
3 semester hours of Social Sciences
3 semester hours of Fine Arts
9 semester hours of Core Humanities
- All prerequisite Mathematics and Science courses must have been completed within 5 years of application to the School of Nursing.
- Students must complete Nevada and US Constitution in order to graduate with the BSN degree. If you do not have these courses completed prior to applying, these courses will be offered while you are a student in the BSN program.
- Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology may only be taken twice for a grade.
- Complete the TEAS Pre-Admission Examination with a minimum 70% passing rate and higher in the Math and Science portions of the test. Students must score a minimum of 80% and higher in the Reading and English portions of the test.
- TEAS be taken within one year of the date of admission to the nursing school.
- Hold a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application.
- Possess basic computer skills in order to conduct Internet searches and use Microsoft Office.
- Know CPR and have received American Heart Association certification at the health care provider level prior to entry into the clinical practice courses.
- Be able to comply with TUN’s required Nursing Technical Standards, which includes the physical abilities necessary to perform as a nurse.
- If you have attended nursing school at another college or university, a statement explaining your reasons for seeking a transfer will be required. Additionally, a letter from the Dean or Director of your nursing school indicating that you are in good standing and eligible for continued enrollment in that nursing school is required.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) will be offered to prospective students who have submitted an admissions application to the Touro University Nevada Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. This is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage.
The fee to take the TEAS is $35 and must be paid by credit or debit card. Proof of government identification will be requested on the day of the test. The test taker will pay online on the day of the test. If you wish to take the TEAS test, please call us at (702) 777-1750. You can also email us the date and your contact information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats are on a first-come, first basis. TEAS exams should be scheduled at a minimum a week in advance. Students will be confirmed by email the date of their exam. On the day of the exam, students will need to arrive fifteen minutes prior to 10:00 a.m. The address of Touro University Nevada is 874 American Pacific Drive, Henderson, NV 89014. Please park in the visitor parking and sign in when you arrive.
How to Apply
1. Submit a completed TUN Admission Application.
a. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $50 in check or money order made out Touro University Nevada. Students can also pay online with a credit card.
b. Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, includes undergraduate and graduate.
Foreign medical graduates must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org) to determine the United States educational credit or equivalency prior to applying. Foreign medical graduates must still complete the required pre-requisites within the past five years.
**Applications will not be reviewed/evaluated by committee until both a & b are completed.
2. Submit copies of the American Heart Association and CPR certifications.
3. Submit a one page doubled-spaced statement on how you plan to pay for your school and living expenses while enrolled in the BSN program. This statement can include your plans to receive federal financial aid and any other types of resources.
4. Sign and submit the Nursing Technical Standards Certificate.
5. Students also have the option to submit their primary application through the Nursing Centralized Application System (Nursing CAS) at www.nursingcas.org. Nursing CAS takes longer to process and requires additional fees that prospective students must pay. It will take approximately four to six weeks before the Nursing CAS application is verified and received at the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions will verify eligibility based on the Nursing CAS application. If a student is eligible for a secondary application, the student will have to submit steps 1-4 outlined above.
Touro University Nevada
Office of Admissions
Attn: BSN Program
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
Students can email the admissions office or call (702) 777-1750 to verify supporting documents have been received.
Upon receipt of all admissions documents, the BSN admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be accepted into the program. Acceptance is based on qualification. 24 students will be selected for each cohort.
DEADLINES-The admissions deadline to apply:
November 2013 cohort is September 15, 2013.
March 2014 cohort is January 10, 2014.
Students who are successfully admitted must:
- Attend orientation:
November cohort scheduled from October 30 through November 1, 2013. Your first day of
classes will be November 4, 2013.
March cohort scheduled from February 26-28, 2013. Your first day of classes will be
March 3, 2014.
- Pass a Level I criminal background check and drug screen.
- Completion of required health immunization forms.
- Submit the $500 deposit by the required date.
- Purchase a laptop directly from Touro.