Join one of the fastest-growing occupations.

Nursing is a rewarding career path, offering the chance to make an impact on the lives of patients. UNI can help you get on track to cover all the science and laboratory requirements needed for continued education in nursing.

It is important to note that pre-nursing is not an academic major; rather, a suggested program of study that prepares students with all the prerequisites needed to complete a bachelor's of science in nursing.

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Pass Rate

UNI's Nursing 3+1 students had a first time pass rate of 97.74% on the NCLEX (Nursing Board) exam in 2020.

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Fast-Track Your Education

UNI's multiple 3+1 nursing programs allow students to enter the high-demand nursing field faster, saving them time and money.

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Strength in Partnership

One of our partnering institutions – Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa – has a tradition of more than 90 years of excellence in healthcare education.

Common Pre-Nursing Programs

Nursing 3+1: Biology Track

Through UNI’s unique Nursing 3+1 biology program, you can earn two degrees in four years – a BA biology degree from UNI and a BSN from Allen College. Having a degree in biology allows students opportunities outside of nursing in health care or other fields.

3+1 Nursing/Health Sciences

Prepare for your career in nursing with a dual degree from UNI and Allen College. Offered through UNI's Individual Studies Department, our 3+1 Pre-Nursing program allows you to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Individual Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Traditional Transfer Track Pre-Nursing

This track is for students planning to complete prerequisite coursework in preparation of applying to complete their Bachelor of Nursing Science (BSN) at a different institution. Students will have a pre-nursing advisor who assists with course registration and tracking progress towards applying to a nursing program. Most students in this track choose to apply to transfer to Allen College due to UNI's close relationship with this institution.

Contact Colleen Sullivan in Academic Advising for more information.



Pre-Nursing at UNI

Department of Biology
144 McCollum Science Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0421
Phone: 319-273-2010

Nursing/Health Sciences
Online & Distance Education
CEEE 010
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0223
Phone: 319-273-2504

Traditional Nursing Track
Academic Advising
007 Innovative Teaching & Technology Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0389
Phone: 319-273-3402

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