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University of Iowa BSN Program

Admission to the College of Nursing

We recommend that you work closely with a Hawkeye advisor and a University of Iowa transfer advisor to ensure that you are completing all of the necessary course requirements to transfer to the University of Iowa BSN program.

These requirements are subject to change without notice. Please check with the University of Iowa for verification of courses.

In most cases, it is advisable to transfer prior to completing an Associate degree.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the minimum high school requirements.

  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or higher with a required “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses.

  3. Complete the following pre-professional curriculum with a C grade or higher in each course.

    Hawkeye Course Iowa Course
    ENG105 Composition I AND
    ENG106 Composition II AND
    SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    10:1 Rhetoric I
    10:2 Rhetoric II
    BIO105 Introductory Biology 002:002 Animal Biology
    CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 004:007 General Chemistry I
    BIO168 Human A & P I w/lab AND
    BIO173 Human A & P II w/lab
    060:001 Principles of Human Anatomy
    072:130 Systematic Physiology
    BIO185 Microbiology w/lab 061:164 Nurse Microbiology
    PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 031:001 Psychology
    PSY121 Developmental Psychology 096:030 Human Development & Behavior

Admission Notes

Admission to the College of Nursing is extremely competitive.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the College of Nursing.

The admissions committee selects the best-qualified applicants from all candidates.

Approximately 75 students are admitted to study each Fall and Spring semester.

The number and quality of the applicants determine competitiveness of the applicant pool.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by March 1 for Fall Semester admission.

Applications must be received by October 1 for Spring Semester admission.

Foreign Language General Education Requirement

You are required to complete the Foreign Language requirement for the College of Business if you have not:

  • earned an Associate of Arts degree,
  • graduated high school between 1985-1991 and have at least 24 credit hours or more earned, or
  • graduated high school prior to 1985.

Students may be admitted without this requirement on a conditional basis.

To fulfill the Foreign Language requirement you must:

  • complete two years of a foreign language in high school, OR
  • complete two semesters of a foreign language in college, AND
  • complete intermediate courses of the same foreign language at Iowa.

The following are courses that may be taken at Hawkeye to apply towards the foreign language requirement.

Hawkeye Course Iowa Course
ASL131 American Sign Language I
ASL161 American Sign Language II
FLC145 Chinese 1 39:8 1st Year Chinese 1st Semester
FLF145 French I 9:1 Elementary French I
FLF245 French II 9:2 Elementary French II
FLS151 Elementary Spanish I 35:1 Elementary Spanish I
FLS152 Elementary Spanish II 35:2 Elementary Spanish II


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