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Prospective Students - Programs Overview: Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at the University of Iowa builds on natural and behavioral sciences and integrates liberal arts and professional courses into a cohesive program. Clinical experiences involve working with clients in community and hospital settings, along with state-of-the-art simulation and learning laboratory experiences. This is a full-time residential program that prepares students for licensure and initial entry into professional nursing practice.

There are two ways to earn admission to the University of Iowa College of Nursing:

Direct Admission

(Available for high achieving high school

Standard Admission

(Available for transfer, second degree
and current Iowa students)

Associate Degree to Bachelor of Science (RN-BSN)
Delivered largely online, this program is for associate degree and diploma-prepared RNs who are ready to expand their professional potential by earning the BSN.

I graduated from the RN-BSN program at the University of Iowa in December. My education was exceptional in every aspect. Compared to three of my peers who are currently in RN-BSN programs (none at the UI), I feel my education at Iowa was far superior to theirs.”-- Carol Barlow (BSN ’13)

If you are interested in UI’s RN-BSN program, the first step is to get your transcripts evaluated (for details, click here).