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Undergraduate Nursing

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is to provide education for aspiring nurses.

There are three programs of study at the baccalaureate level – Basic, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN. Each is offered to a different type of entering student. The Basic track is offered for high school graduates and transfer students. College graduates with a non-nursing degree and transfer students who have completed the prerequisite courses are eligible to enter the Upper Division of the Basic track.

Basic Track

The Basic track is segmented into two divisions: the Lower Division and the Upper Division. The Lower Division encompasses the first two years of the program and requires completion of liberal education courses in natural and physical sciences, psychosocial sciences, humanities, and fine arts. A foundation in liberal education provides the prequisite knowledge for the development of critical thinking and decision making for nursing practice. The Upper Division is during the last two years of the program with concentration of nursing courses at the junior and senior levels.


The LPN to BSN track is a program for the licensed practical nurse (LPN) to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Applicants must possess a valid LPN license in the United States and all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the nursing courses. Applicants accepted into the LPN to BSN program will be admitted into the Upper Division program to begin nursing courses.

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The RN to BSN track is an online program for the registered nurse (RN) who holds an associate degree in nursing and wishes to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The RN must possess a valid RN license in the United States. The RN can complete the degree requirements in one academic year of full-time study, including one summer-- a total of 12 months. A part-time plan of study is also available.

Admission Requirements

Lower Division Admission Requirements

Incoming Freshman

For details on the admissions process,  please go to  Howard University Admissions for more details. Incoming Freshman are to complete the Common Application.

Upper Division Admission Requirements


Continuing Students 

  • Complete the Upper Division Nursing application
  • Complete all prerequisite courses
  • Submit official transcript(s) from all academic institutions previously attended
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieve a minimum science grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Includes prerequisites: Mathematics (College Algebra), General Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Successful completion of an admissions examination (current Test of Essential Academic Skills –TEAS-VI®)
  • Submission of a personal statement essay

Transfer Students

  1. Successful completion of an admissions examination (current Test of Essential Academic Skills –TEAS-VI®)

LPN-BSN Admission Requirements

RN-BSN Admission Requirements

  • Possess an Associates Degree in Nursing
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Hold a current RN License
  • Complete the Common Application  APPLY