Pre-Licensure BSN Program


Review your prerequisite courses, electives, certifications, and other requirements for the Pre-Licensure BSN Program.



Understand what you need for the online application, including test results, fees, deadlines, and more.

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Ensure you meet and maintain certain health and safety standards upon admission to the program.

Program Requirements


Know what it takes to meet the graduation requirements with our sample 4-year degree plan and GPA/credit status.


Become a Registered Nurse

The DSU Pre-Licensure BSN Program is a full-time program for students who want to become a registered nurse. Nursing school requires a substantial time commitment to fulfill the intensive requirements of the program in the classroom, nursing arts laboratory, and clinical settings.

  1. Complete pre-requisite coursework
  2. Apply to the Pre-Licensure BSN Program
  3. Complete program requirements
  4. Complete NURS 3000-4000 coursework during 4 semesters (15 credits each semester)
  5. Graduate with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  6. Pass the NCLEX-RN exam
  7. Start your new career as an RN!

Upcoming Dates

Jun 01, 2020 Spring 2021 Applications Open

Applications for Pre-Licensure and Paramedic/LPN to RN Program open.

Aug 21, 2020 Fall 2020 Cohort Orientation

7:00 am-1:00 pm
Taylor Health Science Bldg - Rm 158

Aug 24, 2020 Fall 2020 Semester Starts

Welcome back students!

Sep 28, 2020 Spring 2021 Applications Due

Applications due by 11:59 pm

Jan 11, 2021 Spring 2021 Semester Begins

Predictors of success in nursing school include strong performance in courses, especially anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. In order to do a great job preparing for nursing school you must work hard to stay on top of it all. With the following seven habits, you will be successful.

  1. Manage your time – Balance classes, studying, work, and personal obligations. Break each day into blocks of time and determine what is the most important for each block.
  2. Study smart – Cramming for a test will not work. You must understand the material plus how to apply it in different situations. To study smart try to: Avoid distractions, Review classwork before you got to class, Practice by doing some practice test questions, Give yourself enough time
  3. Ask for help – It is not a sign of weakness or failure, so do it!
  4. Focus – Organize your study space, turn off the phone, TV and music when you study.
  5. Make realistic goals – It is best to set aside time everyday for reading and studying
  6. Be proactive – Plan ahead and stay on top of assignments
  7. Reward yourself – Preparing for nursing school is not easy and you will probably get tired of studying. So, set a reachable goal and reward yourself when you reach it.



Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-879-4810

Fax: 435-879-4829

Office: Taylor #302

Amber Denning

Advisor: Freshman & Sophomore (less than 60 credits)


Phone: 435-879-4686

Office: HPC #337

Alice Roach

Advisor: Junior & Senior (60 or more credits)


Phone: 435-879-4813

Office: Taylor #372