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RN-BSN - Admissions



Tuition total for the RN-BSN program is $12,000.00

As an extra bonus, we are offering free tuition for your first nursing course if you are admitted to the RN-BSN program in 2016 or Spring 2017. Get started now and take advantage of this free tuition!


Application Deadlines are March 1st (Fall start) and September 1st (Spring start)

Application Requirements
Minimum cumulative grade point average is 3.0. All prerequisites and general education requirements must be completed or in progress at the time of submitting your online application. We strongly recommend you have a transcript evaluation prior to submitting an application to make sure you are ready to apply. Your application fee is nonrefundable.

Application Instructions

  1. Initiate an online application at https://apply.admissions.uiowa.edu/admissions/login.page
  2. Select Undergraduate Application (new freshmen & transfers).
  3. Complete Section A - click Save & Continue.
  4. In Section B, select Nursing as your college.
    • Select No to the question asking about licensure as a teacher.
    • Select Yes or No to indicate whether you have a bachelor’s degree.
    • Select Nursing (RN-BSN program for currently licensed nurses) in the drop-down box for Major Field of Study.
    • Select which session you are applying for in the drop-down box.
  5. Complete Sections C, D, & E.
  6. In Section F enter your RN license number. If you are not licensed yet, enter all 9’s and indicate when/where you plan to take your boards.
    • Answer Yes or No to the next two questions. If you answer yes to either question, you must enter an explanation. Failure to disclose or complete Section F will constitute an incomplete application and your file will not move forward to the Admission Committee.
  7. Complete Sections G & H.
  8. Verify, Validate, and provide payment.
  9. Official transcripts from all schools must be sent to:
    Office of Admissions
    The University of Iowa
    107 Calvin Hall
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1396

Financial Aid and Summer Admission

If you anticipate applying for scholarships where financial need is an eligibility requirement, you must also file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Find the FAFSA and Step-by-Step Instructions at http://www.uiowa.edu/financial-aid/apply/process/index.shtml.

International Admissions
Well before the April 30th deadline, students with credit from schools outside the US should contact the Office of International Admissions regarding transferability of this credit.

Students should also contact the RN-BSN Program Office at the College of Nursing for advising and support.

IMPORTANT: Due to the online format of the nursing major year, international students on a student visa may be unable to meet requirements for SEVIS compliance, under current regulations.