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School of Nursing  :  Academic Programs   :  Undergraduate  :  RN-to-BSN  :  How to Apply

Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

How to Apply

Application and Deadlines

To have an application considered for admission, all parts of the application (including transcripts and references) must be submitted by the deadline appropriate for your anticipated start date. The following deadlines should be observed: October 1 for spring semester admission; March 1 for summer session admission; June 1 for fall semester admission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

KU utilizes the online Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) for applicants to our degree programs. NursingCAS charges a $45 service fee for submitting the initial application. To apply, please complete the NursingCAS online application.

Please note that you will need to reference your transcripts while completing the course work section of the NursingCAS application. If you do not already have access to a student copy, you should request a personal copy prior to beginning the application.

Official transcripts from each institution attended (including the University of Kansas if applicable) must be submitted to NursingCAS using the NursingCAS transcript request form found on their website. Transcripts should be submitted as early as possible (at least 4-6 weeks before the application deadline) to allow time for NursingCAS to verify your application.

In addition to official transcripts, applicants to the KU School of Nursing are also required to submit three letters of recommendation directly to NursingCAS. Gather the names, titles, and email addresses of the three people from whom you wish to request references. References should be professional or academic. You should avoid asking personal friends or family members. Faculty, graduate teaching assistants, supervisors from work or volunteer experiences, or advisors/leaders from extracurricular or community activities would all be appropriate references.

Within days of your NursingCAS application being deemed complete, applicants will receive an email from the University of Kansas with instructions on how to complete the supplemental application. The supplemental application consists of a written interview where you will have the opportunity to tell us about the individual's background and experiences. The supplemental application includes a $60 application fee, separate from the NursingCAS processing fee.

Applications are not complete and will not be considered until both the NursingCAS application and the KU supplemental application have been completed. Again, please apply early to ensure that the entire application is complete prior to the deadline.

During the application process, your prior nursing coursework is evaluated through a portfolio review. Students may be awarded up to 34 credits, but are typically awarded 25 credits. Admission decisions are made by the Student Admission and Progression Committee prior to the beginning of each semester.

All applicants for study at the University of Kansas Medical Center whose native language is not English must demonstrate an established level of English language proficiency through either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the academic format of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The test must have been taken within two years of the first semester of enrollment. When submitting test scores to KUMC, please submit only original scores sent directly from the testing agency. Photocopies will not be accepted. For testing purposes, the ETS school code is 6895.

Questions? Contact Us!

The University of Kansas School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs
Mail Stop 2029
3901 Rainbow Blvd. 
Kansas City, KS 66160

toll-free: 1-888-588-1619
TTY 711

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