Getting a B.S.N.

When do I apply to nursing school?

Apply by October 1 during your sophomore year. The application opens on July 1. This may vary if you started the pre-nursing track later, but you do not have to have all your pre-nursing coursework finished when you apply. You must have completed all the coursework by the time you leave for nursing school.

When happens after I get my degree?

You will typically take your R.N. board exams shortly after graduation in May. KU Nursing students have a 95% first-time pass rate. The R.N. board exams are state licenses, and so each state may be different, depending on your desired location.

How do I get a job?

Job placement rates are about 100%--especially with the current nursing shortage, finding a job is not usually a concern for graduates. You may receive a job offer from your time in clinicals, or you may decide to work for a particular hospital. Should you choose to work in a designated underserved area, the federal government may also repay your nursing loans. Generally, nursing affords someone flexibility in choosing where to live and work.


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