RN-BSN Application and Requirements

Get the degree that prepares you for the next chapter in your nursing career. Review the admission requirements and application process thoroughly to help ensure your application is complete and processed quickly.

Admission Requirements

View the specific educational standards and personal qualifications you'll need for consideration of your application.

You must reside in the following states:

  • Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, or Virginia.

You must hold a diploma or ADN nursing degree, with at least 60 transferable credit hours of course work, from a program of nursing that is accredited by national or regional  accreditation body that is recognized by CHEA/DOE.

  • Have a course in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, microbiology or pathophysiology. If students have not taken a course in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, microbiology or pathophysiology, nursing pathophysiology must be taken online at TUN during the regular program course of study and prior to enrolling in Health Assessment.
  • Nevada and US constitution courses must be completed prior to graduation as this is a state-mandated requirement.
  • Hold an active, unencumbered United States RN license.
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of the application.
  • You can apply to the RN-BSN program prior to obtaining an active RN license but official admission will not be conferred until an active unencumbered RN license is submitted and verified by Touro Nevada.
  • Course credits from prior work will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted as pre-requisites to the RN-BSN program provided they meet TUN minimum standards for baccalaureate general education.


Important deadlines in your application process.

May 26
Summer 2020 Cohort Application Due
Sept. 21
Fall 2020 Cohort Application Due
Jan 19
Spring 2021 Cohort Application Due

How to Apply

If you meet the minimum program requirements, you are welcome to apply by following these steps.

You must submit a completed Touro Nevada application as well as the following items. The application fee for the program has been waived. 

Mail supporting documents to:

    Touro University Nevada
    Office of Admissions
    Attn: RN-BSN Program
    874 American Pacific Drive
    Henderson, NV 89014

    Applicants can email the Office of Admissions or call (702) 777-1750 to verify supporting documents have been received.

    Failure to comply with the above requirements by the date stated in your admissions invitation letter will result in revocation of the admission invitation.

    Additional Information

    Upon receipt of all admissions documents, the Admissions Committee will review and determine which candidates will be accepted into the program. Acceptance is based on qualification.  Please be advised our programs operate on a rolling admission basis until the cohort is filled. Applicants who do not gain admission to their primary cohort of choice will be given the option to defer to the subsequent cohort.

    RN - BSN Common Questions

    You will find answers to some of the most common questions about the program. For answers to common questions on the general application process, please visit Admissions & Aid.

    Yes, it is. Touro Nevada RN-BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Touro Nevada is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC).

    Online courses are available through Touro Nevada’s Learning Management System 24/7 and assignments have specific due dates and times that are included with each course syllabus. 

    Some instructors will use conference calls or Zoom video conferencing. Video conferences may be recorded. 

    This program is full-time. Courses are eight weeks in length and students take one course at a time. Each course is worth six credits.

    This is an individual decision. However, this program was designed for working professionals.

    Yes. However, all courses are offered only once per year. Depending on when the trimester leave is taken, students may need to return the following year at the same time to take the courses missed. Courses will not be offered out of sequence.

    Your degree must be completed within a three-year span.

    Students are eligible to apply for and to receive federal financial aid. For more information, please visit our website here or contact the Financial Aid office at financial.aid@tun.touro.edu.

    Each course is offered once per year. The semester of enrollment will determine the course schedule. However, if students have not previously taken a chemistry or pathophysiology course, then students will be assigned to enroll in Pathophysiology for Nurses (BSNV 457) prior to or concurrent to enrolling in Nursing Health Assessment and Pathopharmacology (BSNV 454).

    Please contact the Office of the Registrar to determine whether these courses can be waived through prior course work.

    Yes, per CCNE standards for accreditation. Practicum experience is focused specifically on courses including Health Policy and Leadership (BSNV 453) and Family, Community, and Global Population-Based Nursing Care (BSNV 455). Practicum experiences will include nurse leader interviews and observation, or performing community needs assessments.

    Course credits from prior work will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted as prerequisites to the RN-BSN program provided they meet Touro Nevada minimum standards for baccalaureate general education.

    If you have graduated from an accredited nursing and/or diploma program, no additional general education courses will be required.

    Here are some contacts for your potential needs:

    Priority deadlines are: 

    • January 21 for Spring 
    • May 29 for Summer
    • September 21 for Fall

    Questions? Contact Us

    Nancy Luong

    Nancy Luong


    Admissions and Recruitment Program Manager

    (702) 777-3964

    Disclaimer: Admission requirements are subject to change.