The Union College Nursing Program admits a new nursing class of approximately 24 students each semester. LPN-BSN and RN-BSN students are admitted on a space available basis. Only complete and verified applications are reviewed by the Admissions and Academic Evaluation Committee (AAEC) and considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application and all supplemental requirements have been received and completed by the published deadline. Applicants will receive an official letter from the AAEC when the admission class is selected.
If you have questions regarding the admission and application process for our nursing program, the first step is to read through the information provided here. We provide detailed instructions of our admission requirements and application process. If after reviewing these you still have questions, feel free to contact our Program Development and Enrollment Counselor at 402.486.2674 or nursing [at] ucollege [dot] edu.
If you are unsure about whether or not you are ready to apply to the Union College Nursing Program, please consult this Decision Map.
Fall Admission Deadline: March 1
Spring Admission Deadline: October 1
Admission Requirements for the Union College Nursing Program
1. Minimum GPA
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for all coursework.
Completion of or enrolled in prerequisite courses.
- Anatomy and Physiology I (includes a lab)
- Anatomy and Physiology II (includes a lab)
- Introduction to Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry for Nursing (includes a lab)
- Microbiology (includes a lab)
- College Writing II
- Developmental Psychology
- Elementary Statistics
3. NusringCAS Application
4. Supplemental Requirements
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)**: This four-part assessment consists of subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English with a total testing time of 3 hours and 29 minutes, not including any breaks. The cost for the TEAS is $35.00. You will pay for this exam by credit or debit card at the time you take the exam. You may purchase a study package for the TEAS V from www.atitesting.com or a college bookstore.
- If you have a score for this exam, please contact ATItesting.com to request a score report be sent to Union College, Division of Nursing, 3800 S. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506 OR faxed to 402.486.2582 Attn: Program Development and Enrollment Counselor.
- If you have not taken the TEAS, you can arrange an appointment to take it on our campus by calling 402.486.2674 or at a remote location by visiting www.atitesting.com and clicking on “Register for TEAS with PSI.”
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- If English is not your first language, you must submit official TOEFL scores with a minimum of 92 internet-based or 580 on the Union College administered TOEFL (not including essay portion).
**Fee paid by student
A personal interview with the program director or members of the Admissions and Academic Evaluation Committee (AAEC) may be required.
For more information regarding our admission process, please reference our admission policy.
Following Admission to the Union College Nursing Program
1. Confirmation Fee
Following receipt of an acceptance letter from the Union College Division of Nursing, students must notify the program of their intent to begin the Nursing Program within two weeks of the date of the acceptance letter. A confirmation fee of $250 must be paid to the Division of Nursing upon declaration of intent to start or their seat in the program will be forfeited. Half of the confirmation fee will be applied to the student’s account after the drop/add date.
Should a student decline a previously confirmed seat in writing to the Program Development and Enrollment Counselor by July 1 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission, the student will be refunded half the confirmation fee. Notification by these dates allows the Division of Nursing to fill the vacated seat with an individual from the alternate pool of applicants. Half of the confirmation fee is refundable if the student declines acceptance according to Nursing Program policy.
2. Health Policy Requirements
Students admitted into the Union College Nursing Program are required to have up-to-date immunizations and complete a physical examination. Please print the Physical Examination and Immunizations Report and have a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant administer the physical exam and complete the report. This report should be sent directly to the Union College Student Health Office at the address listed on the form.
3. CPR Certification
All nursing students must complete the American Heart Association’s certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Healthcare Providers (no exceptions) and provide a copy of their CPR card to the Nursing Program. If you do not have this specific CPR certification, classes are offered at Union College and may be scheduled through the Division of Nursing at 402.486.2524.
4. Background Checks
Background Consent: Your Union College education will involve both observation and hands-on experience in clinical settings. Because of this, you are required to undergo background checks. Please print, sign and return this form to the Division of Nursing’s Program Development and Enrollment Counselor.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Please type your information into this form, print it, and return it to the Division of Nursing’s Program Development and Enrollment Counselor.
Nursing Program Practice Consent: Please print, sign, and return this form to the Division of Nursing’s Program Development and Enrollment Counselor.
5. Additional personalized requirements
If any additional personalized requirements are required, they will be stated in your acceptance letter.