Bachelor of Science in Nursing > First Step to BSN
The First Step to BSN Program helps adult students who have little or no prior college credits to progress toward earning their degrees. First Step features an 18-month rotation of online and accelerated core courses created specifically for adult students. After completing the First Step to BSN Program, students are prepared to apply to Union University's Accelerated BSN Program, where they can earn their Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree in 15 months or the Traditional BSN Program.
A First Step student must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have a state high school equivalency diploma and be at least 24 years of age. The following items must be submitted to be considered for admissions: application for admission, $50 application fee, official transcripts from all accredited institutions attended, high school transcript/GED if less than 24 college credit hours achieved, a personal statement describing why they desire to attend Union University, their personal career goals and reflect their interest in the field of nursing. Two letters of recommendation on provided forms are also required.
Please note: these courses are required for ALL applicants in order to be eligible for the Accelerated BSN Program.
|Christian Studies (Old Testament Survey & New Testament Survey)||6 hours|
|English Composition I & II||6 hours|
|Humanities - (3 HRS must be Literature)||9 hours|
|Mathematics (Statistics - included in curriculum)||3 hours|
|Computer Science||2 hours|
Anatomy & Physiology I & II (must be taken within 5 years of beginning the nursing cohort)
|Social Sciences (Includes 3 HRS History, General Psychology & Developmental Psychology - which is part of curriculum)||9 hours|
The First Step to BSN Program is available on the Jackson, Germantown and Hendersonville campuses. While the application process is rolling admissions, the priority deadline for the fall semester is July 1st. The priority deadline for the spring semester is November 1st. If you are applying after these deadlines, your application may still be considered for the upcoming semester. Orientation for the First Step to BSN Program is provided prior to beginning the semester.
*Please allow 2-4 weeks after application packet has been submitted to be received in the Office of Admissions and up to 2 weeks to process application. Applicant will be notified by email when application has been processed.
*Please note: If you are applying to the Traditional 4-year BSN program, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 731-661-5100.
*Upon acceptance into the program, the following items must be completed: