Meet the Dean
Meet the Dean of the College of Nursing: Dean Patricia Ravert
Former student, Andrea Gardner, poses as Florence Nightingale at the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s death (2010).
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program celebrate following College of Nursing convocation.
Graduate Program Outcomes
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation.
Public and Global Health
The Public and Global Health course provides opportunities for students to practice nursing skills abroad.
The Healer's Art
The bi-annual college magazine informs alumni and friends of nursing events and activities.
Research and Conferences
Students attend a conference in Madison, WI.
A MEG grant facilitates student learning in the Navajo Nation.
This a general outline of the application process. For more details please read the Pre-Nursing Packet and the other documents listed under Helpful Materials. For questions please contact the College of Nursing Advisement Center.
BYU Admissions Web Site Admission Deadlines BYU Online Undergraduate Application
b. Complete the pre-requisite courses.
Other supporting or GE courses may also be completed before applying for acceptance.
* If taking a class through Independent Study, the final grade needs to be posted on the transcript by the application deadline. Transfer classes also need to have the grade posted at BYU at the time of application in order to be able to apply. All of the above classes must be completed with a grade of at least a C. A C- is not satisfactory progress.
28 Credit hours and first year writing or its AP equivalent must also be completed.
Students with English as a Second Language
ESL students must complete the following requirements, in addition to completing the five nursing prerequisites, which are Nurs 180, Chem 285, NDFS 100, PDBio 220, and a developmental elective (SFL 210 or PSYCH 220).
1. Have a TOEFL over-all score of at least a 93 (internet-based) with at least 24 sub-scores in both reading and listening
2. Complete Medical Terminology course - 3 Options – complete one of the following:
i. Nurs 102 - Only offered through Independent Study, for more details visit http://ce.byu.edu/is/site/
ii. Latin 123 – offered as a day course
iii. An equivalent course from another university – see Nursing Advisement Center regarding transfer equivalencies
3. Take the OPI/IELTS package exams *this cannot be started until you have the minimum score needed for the TOEFL and have completed or currently enrolled in Medical Terminology
*For applicants applying for Winter semester only. Midterm grades for any class in progress at BYU during Fall semester must be submitted by the October deadline, as outlined in the application, in order for the Winter application to be reviewed.
2. Submit Application Materials for acceptance into the BYU College of Nursing
Applications are submitted online. Applications must be filled out by the applicant himself/herself, whether home or abroad.
Include the following with your application at the time of submission:
a. Complete criminal background checks/drug screen from the acceptance packet
This process is explained in the acceptance packet. The cost is approximately $40. Because the processing of criminal background checks takes approximately 6 weeks, it is important that they are performed immediately after admission to the program. The drug screen is approximately $60-$80. It tests for specific drugs listed in the acceptance packet. Usually a 9 panel drug screen is fine as long as the specific drugs are tested.
b. Submit the Acceptance Packet
This includes signed forms, CPR, physical form and Immunizations.