Information required for an application to a Bachelor of Nursing program varies by school and type of program, but generally includes demographic information about the student, academic records from high school, transcripts from previous college courses showing completion of prerequisites, letters of recommendation and test scores from standardized admission tests. Some transition and advanced standing programs may also require student health information and physical forms.
At the School of Nursing at UNC-Charlotte, nursing students apply to one of three available BSN programs. For each of these BSN programs, the admission process requires submission of a general college application to the school, complete with demographic information, essay, recommendations and test scores. However, nursing students must also submit an additional application to the nursing program. For the nursing application, students submit transcripts showing acceptable grades and completion of prerequisite science and lab courses, as well as health physical forms and immunization documentation.
At the University of Illinois College of Nursing, application to the BSN programs can require either ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts for freshman admission. Students applying for transfer to the BSN program must submit a standard application along with college transcripts from another university or community college demonstrating satisfactory completion of prerequisites classes.