Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The purpose of the baccalaureate program is to prepare a professional nurse whose practice is based upon nursing science, related sciences and the arts in order to promote, restore, and maintain the health of human beings. Graduates of the program are generalists with the necessary base for graduate education and continuing professional development.

BSN Student Learning Outcomes

View student learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

About our Undergraduate BSN Program

Education for the practice of professional nursing demands a substantial knowledge of nursing, using the behavioral and biological sciences as a theoretical base. Learn more about the BSN program.

BSN Application/Admission

High school graduates are directly admitted to the four-year, full-time pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program. Students enrolled in other educational centers within University of Pittsburgh may apply for an internal transfer to the first year. Learn more about applying and admission.


The School of Nursing does not offer minors. However, students in the Nursing program are encouraged to consider earning minor(s) offered through the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences or other schools in the University of Pittsburgh. View some of the minors completed by students in the School of Nursing (PDF).

Professional Licensure Notification

Graduation from our accredited program is your initial step toward obtaining a professional RN license and practicing as a registered nurse.  The U.S. and its territories usually require  a professional license  to be employed.  If you plan on being employed after you  graduate, please visit Nursing by clicking on this link for state specific requirements. 

See the list of states students graduating from University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing have taken the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN): 

California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Massachusetts,  Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island,  South Carolina, 
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia