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Nursing - BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) program is designed to develop expertise necessary for nurses in the rapidly changing health care field. Faculty are well qualified and are committed to teaching students how to be excellent nurses. Their goal is to assist each individual student to reach their maximum potential, and to prepare each student for the licensing examination (NCLEX) which each graduate takes upon completion of the BSN Degree in order to become a Registered Nurse.

The Bachelor of Science (BSN) program, offers many career opportunities. The graduate may choose to work in a variety of positions and in areas such as community health, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, oncology, surgery, geriatrics, recovery room, and intensive care or critical care. The BSN prepared nurse is qualified to function in situations which are complex and require self-direction.

A BSN Degree can be earned in approximately four and a half years – four semesters are needed to complete General Studies courses for the BSN program and five semesters are spent taking nursing courses. Troy University offers the BSN program on both the Troy and Dothan campuses. Students are accepted for admission to the BSN program in the Spring and Fall terms on the Troy and Dothan campuses. Deadlines for receipt of BSN applications are March 15 for fall and September 15 for spring. Admission is competitive. Due to limited enrollment, all students who meet minimum requirements may not be admitted. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is awarded the BSN degree and may then apply to the Alabama Board of Nursing to take the licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

At Troy University you will find opportunities for:

  • College life and benefits
  • Cultural activities and college sports
  • Work and study with experts in nursing
  • Financial assistance
  • Preparation for graduate study
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“I would recommend TROY’s School of Nursing because … the family atmosphere and community of excellence will equip you to be a top tier nurse and provide long lasting memories, which will be the foundation for the rest of your career!”

Elizabeth Swailes (Rudder)  |  BSN '18


Message from the BSN Program Coordinator

Dear Prospective BSN Student:

Thank you for your interest in Troy University School of Nursing. In addition to the other information enclosed, you may also find the following information helpful.

If you plan to enter Troy University as a freshman or transfer student and have not completed a Troy University application, you may submit the online application or obtain a printed copy by contacting: Admissions Office, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082; (334) 670-3179 or 1-800-551-9716.

If you plan to transfer from another college or university to Troy University, please request that all schools you have attended forward official copies of your transcripts to the Troy Admissions Office. Once admitted into Troy University, you may submit a written request for an academic evaluation to the Academic Evaluation Center, a division of the University Records Office, to the attention of Ms. Shannon Grissette. Requests can be emailed to Written requests must include copies of transcripts. These transcripts may be unofficial as long as the name of the institution appears in an official form on the document. Evaluations are processed in the order received and will take 3 to 6 weeks to complete. The academic evaluation will show those courses for which you have received credit and which courses you still need to complete in order to earn a BSN Degree from Troy University.

If you have completed the required prerequisite courses (or find that you will complete them before the term for which you would like to apply) and you believe that you will be eligible to enter the BSN Program (nursing classes and clinical), then you should submit a complete application package in order to be considered for admission to the professional BSN Nursing Sequence. Applications are accepted beginning February 1 and must be received or postmarked by March 15 to be considered for the fall class. Applications are accepted beginning August 1 and must be received or postmarked by September 15 to be considered for the spring class.

A complete application package consists of:

  1. Completed BSN application form
  2. Current undergraduate academic evaluation (which is completed by the Troy Records Office at your request)
  3. Complete transcripts from all schools attended
  4. A $20 application fee. You should request an updated undergraduate academic evaluation from the TROY Records Office at least three (3) weeks prior to the deadline for applications. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO THE CLINICAL SEQUENCE UNLESS THE WRITTEN APPLICATION, A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC EVALUATION, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S), AND THE $20.00 APPLICATION FEE ARE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. You will be notified by the BSN Admissions Committee by mail as to your admission status within 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline.

Troy University offers several types of financial assistance to students who qualify. Questions related to financial aid for any major should be directed to: Financial Aid Office, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082 / (334) 670-3186.

We are happy that you are considering Troy University School of Nursing. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions regarding the BSN Program.

BSN Program Coordinator


New - BSN Early Acceptance Program

Troy University's BSN program offers two opportunities for early acceptance into the clinical sequence of the curriculum. The BSN Early Acceptance Program is an option for both High School Seniors and for Troy University students who are completing their Freshman year at Troy.

Requirements for High School Seniors:

  1. A minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  2. An ACT score of 25 composite or SAT of 1200
  3. Completion of:

    a. 1 year of Biology

    b. 1 year of Chemistry or Physics

    c. Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry

  4. Must place in MTH 1112 and ENG 1101
  5. Apply for admission to Troy University
  6. Apply for admission to the Troy University Early Acceptance BSN Program (see "Submit Your Application" button above)

To maintain your status for the BSN Early Acceptance Program at Troy University, students are  expected to maintain the following requirements while completing general education requirements.

  1. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a minimum grade of a C on all coursework
  2. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, excluding summer
  3. Must complete all academic courses in a maximum of 5 semesters
  4. Student are encouraged to complete all academic courses at Troy University
  5. The semester prior to the completion of academic pre-requisites, complete the Early Acceptance BSN program documents

Requirements for Troy University Freshmen:

Troy University School of Nursing offers an Early Acceptance Program for qualified students who have successfully completed their Freshmen year of pre-nursing, pre-requisite courses at Troy and have achieved an overall GPA of 3.2 or above. These students are guaranteed admission to the BSN clinical sequence (Junior and Senior year) when the following requirements are met.

Academic Requirements:

  1. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a minimum grade of a C on all coursework
  2. Apply for admission to the Troy University Early Acceptance BSN Program
  3. Have completed their Freshman year of college including the following courses: MTH 1112 and CHM 1142/CHM L142
  4. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, excluding Summer
  5. Students are encouraged to complete all academic pre-requisites at Troy University
  6. The semester prior to the completion of academic pre-requisites, complete the Early Acceptance BSN program documents

Early Acceptance Process:

The BSN Early Acceptance application will be made available, online, beginning on May 1st of each year. The application period will remain open through June 15th. All documents must be submitted by June 15th  to be considered. For any questions, please contact the Troy University School of Nursing at 334-670-3428.

For more information about accreditation and approval for nursing programs please visit the School of Nursing accreditation and approval page.

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus
  • Dothan Campus