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RN to BSN Application Requirements

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In seeking effective Registered Nurses who are committed to gaining a breadth of knowledge both within and outside of their chosen field, the School of Nursing requires that prospective students entering the RN to BSN Completion Option meet the following admissions criteria: 

  • Graduation from an accredited diploma or associate degree from an accredited nursing program
  • Possession of an active, unrestricted Nebraska RN license
  • College coursework
  • References
  • Personal interview, for qualified applicants 

Prospective RN to BSN Completion Option students are also expected to meet the following basic technical competencies:

  • Utilize perceptual skills when providing care and services for clients in all types of settings
  • Safely use essential equipment when providing client care and services in all required settings
  • Move independently when providing care and services for clients

A completed application consists of the following:

  • An application form and a $50.00 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts (junior grades must be included)
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Three references (reference form for RN to BSN application)
  • SAT or ACT test results, if applicable
  • TOEFL test results, if applicable
  • Personal interview

Applications for the RN to BSN Completion Option are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed by College staff members as they are received. Classes begin in January and August.

Dual Admissions

The College of Health Sciences offers dual admission into our RN to BSN Hybrid Completion option for students attending Southeast Community College or Mid Plains Community College Associate Degree in Nursing programs.  Students in eligible programs are invited to apply for dual admissions at the time of entry into their nursing core course work.  Students are accepted contingent on successful completion of their Associate of Science degree with a 2.0 GPA or higher.  Students wishing to enter the RN to BSN program must provide a valid RN license.

For more information contact your advisor at Mid Plains Community College or Southeast Community College or contact Jenny Lempka at Bryan College of Health Sciences 402-481-8863 or email Jenny Lempka.

Admission is contingent on maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio (11-to-one) a key aspect of effective clinical and classroom learning at Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nursing. Every applicant is considered, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.


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