School of Nursing
Transfer Admission

The UCLA School of Nursing offers the a prelicensure baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Applicants to the School of Nursing must fill out the general UC application for admission and a supplementary application with the school. For more information, contact the School of Nursing directly.

Please refer to Transfer Admission for additional information on UCLA's transfer admission requirements.

Prelicensure program

The Prelicensure Nursing degree program is intended to prepare entry-level nurses to care for patients at the bedside. The program has been developed according to the principles of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, moving from a systems, population-based approach to a cohort-based or unit-based perspective, and culminating with an intense focus on individual-level of care. Strong emphasis will be placed on clinical leadership and critical thinking skills. This is a three year program.

Admission Requirements

  • 90 to 105 quarter units (60 to 70 semester units) of transferable coursework
  • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in all transferable courses
  • Applicants must fulfill the university's American History and Institutions requirement.
  • Applicants from a California community college must fulfill IGETC certification upon entrance. Others transfer students must complete the School of Nursing's general education requirements.
  • completion of prerequisite courses (listed at right) with grades of C or better

Course Requirements

  • one year of general biology for the major (cellular and molecular)
  • one year of general chemistry for the major
  • one semester of organic chemistry for the major
  • human anatomy with lab
  • human physiology with lab

Strongly recommended:

  • introductory or general microbiology
  • introductory psychology
  • introduction to communication studies or speech
  • one course in calculus for life science or with analytic geometry