Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The Nursing Program
Students in UE's nursing direct entry program work closely with our talented faculty to gain hands-on experience in and out of the classroom, giving them the experience they will need to succeed in the field.
Assisted by dedicated faculty mentors, students acquire knowledge, skills, and professional experience within the direct entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Students study the natural, behavioral, and social sciences while practicing in clinical settings.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses. The UE pass rate for this test is at or above the national average. Graduates are prepared for beginning professional practice positions and graduate study. 100 percent of graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Accepted students who meet the following required standards enter directly into the nursing program.
- ACT score of 22 or above or an SAT score of 1100 or above.
- Minimum four years English and three years mathematics.
- Minimum three years science, including grades of C or above in two semesters of chemistry.
Students who do not meet admission criteria for direct entry into the nursing program are considered on an individual basis by the program’s Admission, Standards, and Progression Committee. Applicants to the program may be requested to arrange a personal interview with a faculty member.
UE also welcomes transfer students.
- To apply as a transfer student, complete the transfer admission application indicating a desire to study nursing.
- After being accepted by UE for admission, the application is reviewed separately by the Dunigan Family School of Nursing.
- Admitted students are placed at either the first or second year based on the number and types of courses completed and accepted for transfer credit.
- In order to be considered for placement at the second year of admission, the transfer student needs a minimum of 30 hours of transfer credit applicable to the nursing degree, including courses equivalent to the anatomy and physiology (EXSS 112, EXSS 113) and chemistry (CHEM 108 or CHEM 118) courses at the University of Evansville.