University of California Irvine

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: This branch of the University of California is located in Irvine, California. This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. In Fall 2015 there were 95 students who applied to the nursing program and 15 were admitted (16% admission rate). 

Must Dos: Students must apply to the University of California Irvine and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: Two years in total.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include General Chemistry I/II/III, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology with Lab, Anatomy & Physiology with Lab, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Public Health. Prerequisites must be completed with a C or better if taken at the University of California Irvine, or a B or better if taken at a different university.  All prerequisite courses must be either completed or planned for at the time of application.  They must be completed by the start of the nursing program in the fall.

Prior Classwork Information:  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.  In Fall 2015, the average admitting GPA was 3.78 with a GPA range of 3.40-3.96.

Application Information:  Application information for the College of Nursing can be found here.  Applications become available October 1st and are due by November 30th.  Application information for the University of California Irvine can be found here

Admission Tests: No admission tests other than ACT or SAT taken during high school.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid and scholarship information can be found here