Nurses build close relationships with the patients they see every day because they are hands-on professionals who provide personalized care.

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Nursing at a Glance

Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their families.

Core 34 Pre-Admission Coursework:  Check Sheet (PDF)Accessible Check Sheet (PDF)

Core Pre-Admission Coursework:  Check Sheet (PDF)Accessible Check Sheet (PDF)

References: Typically, programs require two to three letters and are flexible as to who can write them (instructors, supervisors, coaches, mentors, spiritual leaders...) 

Shadowing Experience or Introductory Course: Not usually required 

Healthcare Experience: Highly recommended and should include patient contact 

Community Service/Leadership Experience: Recommended 

Research Experience: Not required 

Pre-Admission Standardized Tests: KU doesn't require any pre-admission exams, but some programs utilize the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) or the (Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) 

Student Organizations: Pre-Nursing Club, International Pre-Health Sciences Organization, Delta Epsilon Mu (co-ed healthcare fraternity), University of Kansas Women in Medicine, Future Leaders in Healthcare 

Application Deadline: November 1 – typically, students apply during fall of sophomore year 

Resume Required: Yes 

Centralized Application Service: NursingCAS – KU Nursing does not use NursingCASApply through the KU Nursing website

Early Decision Option: No 

Interview Required: No 

Rolling Admissions: No