School of Nursing Applications

Apply to the UNW School of Nursing today! 

Take a step toward your goal of being an RN! 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program is granted approval from the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Nursing Major candidates who have completed all program, credit, and degree requirements will be recommended for the candidate’s licensure (NCLEXRN®). The baccalaureate program at Northwestern is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

High school students applying to Northwestern as a nursing student will need to: 

  1. Apply and be accepted to Northwestern.
  2. Successfully complete (with a C or higher) all prerequisite courses during your first two years at Northwestern.
  3. Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (4.00 scale) based upon credits earned from Northwestern.
  4. Complete the TEAS Entrance exam with a score of 65% or higher.

Incoming freshmen will spend their first two years at Northwestern fulfilling the prerequisites for the nursing degree program. There are multiple speeds at which a student can complete the program.


BSN Program Start Schedule

Nursing candidates with more credits from Northwestern will be given higher consideration over those with fewer credits from Northwestern.

Space in the program is limited and not all candidates are guaranteed acceptance, so apply to Northwestern today!

The Northwestern Difference

  • A blended learning format—enjoy both face-to-face and online learning
  • A Christ-centered approach to service and care—combine your faith with your career
  • Interprofessional collaboration—interact with healthcare professionals in class
  • Clinical immersions—gain focused experience with cross-cultural and population-based learning opportunities

Learn about Nursing around the World

Northwestern’s School of Nursing offers transcultural learning opportunities to fully prepare nursing students with the skills and abilities required in meeting the healthcare needs of diverse populations. Since the program began in 2013, students have visited seven different countries! Over the course of the last ten years students have visited Brazil, Ecuador, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Spain, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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