Admission to UNC Chapel Hill as a freshman does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.

Admission is based on strong overall academic performance, performance in required science courses, history of volunteerism and community service, and descriptive essays.

  • 2.8 minimum cumulative GPA and the General Education and Nursing Science prerequisites listed below
  • Earned at least 60 credit hours prior to beginning the program.
  • A grade of B- or better in BIOL 252/252L**, PHYI 292** and MCRO 251 within 5 years of the application deadline
  • A grade of C or better in PSYC 101 and STOR 151/155 or approved equivalents within 10 years of the application deadline
  • Completed a full Anatomy and Physiology 1 and Anatomy and Physiology 2 sequence at the same institution, or a complete course in Anatomy and a complete course in Physiology. BSN applicants may have A&P 2 or Physiology outstanding at the time of application but it must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning the program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least three of the key science prerequisites by the application deadline. Key science prerequisites are BIOL 252/252L**, PHYI 292** and MCRO 251, PSYC 101 and STOR 151/155.
  • **UNC students may take any of the following course combinations to fulfill the Anatomy and Physiology requirements: BIOL 252/252L + PHYI 292 or BIOL 252/252L + BIOL 253/253L
  • Applicants must be on track to complete all General Education requirements of UNC-Chapel Hill and all nursing science prerequisites by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning the program.
  • Nursing does NOT accept Pass/Fail grades for the key science prerequisites (BIOL 252/252L, PHYI 292 or BIOL 253/253L, MCRO 251, PSYC 101, and STOR 151 or 155).
Foundations
  • English 101, 102 (UNC students take 105)
  • Foreign Languages through at least Level 3
  • Lifetime Fitness (LF)
Approaches
  • Psychology 101 (Physical/Life Science) (PL)
  • Physical Life Science with Lab (PX)
  • Social Science (SS)
  • Historical Analysis (HS)

Additional SS or HS course:

  • Philosophical and Moral Reasoning (PH)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (VP)
  • Literary Arts (LA)
Connections
  • Global Issues (GL)
  • US Diversity (US)
  • Experiential Education (EE) (fulfilled with Nursing clinical courses)

Two of the following:

  • Communication Intensive (CI)
  • Quantitative Intensive (QI)
  • The North Atlantic World (NA)
  • Beyond the North Atlantic World (BN)
  • The World Before 1750 (WB)

For NC Community College Equivalencies go here.

Note: Some may also satisfy General Education Prerequisites

  • Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics (STOR) 151: Basic Concepts of Statistics and Data Analysis — or STOR 155 Introduction to Statistics
  • Biology 252/252L: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab**
  • Physiology 292: Introduction to Physiology OR Biology 253/253L: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology with lab**
  • Microbiology 251: Introduction to Medical Microbiology
  • Biology 101/101L: Principles of Biology
  • Chemistry 101/101L and Chemistry 102/102L: General Descriptive Chemistry — or — Biochemistry 107 and Biochemistry 108: Introduction to Biochemistry

**UNC students may take any of the following course combinations to fulfill the Anatomy and Physiology requirements: BIOL 252/252L + PHYI 292 or BIOL 252/252L + BIOL 253/253L

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Earned your first degree by December prior to entering the Accelerated BSN program.
  • Completed Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, and Intro to Psych by the application deadline, and a course to satisfy the UNC US Diversity or Global Issues requirement completed before starting the program
  • A grade of B- or better in BIOL 252/252L, PHYI 292 and MCRO 251 within 5 years of the application deadline
  • A grade of C or better in PSYC 101 and STOR 151/155 or approved equivalents within 10 years of the application deadline
  • Completed a full Anatomy and Physiology 1 and Anatomy and Physiology 2 sequence at the same institution, or a complete course in Anatomy and a complete course in Physiology
  • Nursing does NOT accept Pass/Fail grades for the key science prerequisites (BIOL 252/252L, PHYI 292 or BIOL 253/253L, MCRO 251, PSYC 101, and STOR 151 or 155).