We accept new classes in January and August each year.
Fall (August) Admission
Deadline: February 1
Spring (January) Admission
Deadline: September 1
Apply to the nursing program via the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS) online application. As part of your application, you will need to submit transcripts, a reference and an application fee paid to NursingCAS.
More about the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) completed with an adjusted individual total score of 68 or above within two attempts by March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission is required. The cost for the TEAS is $115 (as of 2021) and payable by credit or debit card at the time you take the exam. You may take the exam up to 2 times per admission cycle, and your highest score is considered. You may purchase a study package for the TEAS from the ATI Testing Store or a college bookstore.
- Already taken the TEAS? If you have a score for this exam and it has been taken within the last calendar year, please contact www.atitesting.com to request a score report be sent electronically to Union College (NE).
- Need to schedule the TEAS? Go to www.atitesting.com/teas/register and choose "TEAS at ATI (Online)." Don't forget to list "Union College - Lincoln, NE" as your institution when you create your ATI account.
We accept new classes in January and August each year.
Eligibility to applyGPA: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for all collegiate coursework at time of application.
Prerequisite courses: You must have completed or be in progress of the courses below with a grade of “C” or above (click the classes below for more info):
Anatomy and Physiology I (includes a lab)
BIOL 111—4 credit hours (offered in the fall semester at Union College)
Recommended Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry
Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology including the chemistry of life, cytology, histology, cellular respiration, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems of the body. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a biology major or minor.
Anatomy and Physiology II (includes a lab)
BIOL 112—4 credit hours (offered in the spring semester at Union College)
Prerequisite: BIOL 111 with a minimum grade of C
Description: Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory and reproductive systems of the human body. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a biology major or minor.
Microbiology (includes a lab)
BIOL 205—4 credit hours (offered in the fall and summer at Union College)
Recommended preparation: BIOL 111 and CHEM 104
Description: A survey of major groups of microbes with relationships to health and disease. Basic principles of microbial nutrition, metabolism, genetics, ecology, microbial control and microbe-human interactions are also considered. The laboratory introduces a variety of procedures, including asepsis, culture, isolation and identification of microorganisms, especially bacteria. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a biology major.
Introduction to Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry or general chemistry equivalent (includes a lab)
CHEM 104—4 credit hours (offered in the fall and spring semesters at Union College)
Prerequisite: ACT math score of 18 or SAT Math score of 430 (old SAT 2400 scale) or SAT Math score of 470 (new SAT 1600 scale) or higher or MATH 100 (prerequisite with a C or higher or as a co-requisite)
Description: Comprehensive study of the basic principles of chemistry applicable to the health science professions. Topics covered include measurements, the scientific method, atomic structure, the use of radiation in cancer treatment, stoichiometry, pH, acids, bases and buffers in the body, organic functional groups and reactions, glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation and the biochemical functions of carbohydrates, protein structure and function, nucleic acids, fats and proteins in the body. One laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a division major or minor.
Writing for Scholarly Audiences or research writing equivalent
ENGL 212—3 credit hours (offered in the fall and spring semesters at Union College)
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 with minimum grade of C; a minimum ACT Reading score of 17 or an SAT Reading score of 430 (old SAT 2400 scale) or SAT Reading score of 24 (new SAT 1600 scale) or a minimum TOEFL Reading score of 55 or a minimum iBT or PBT Reading score of 22 or ENGL 103 with a minimum grade of C; and Sophomore standing.
Description: The application of rhetorical principles to further expository and persuasive writing and sharpening of skills in basic research writing. Readings, class discussions, and writing assignments foster critical thinking skills (including the recognition of logical fallacies) and acquaint students with academic language. Includes an introduction to information literacy as well as to various styles of documentation.
PSYC 215—3 credit hours (offered in the fall and spring semesters at Union College)
Description: Studies the physical, emotional, cognitive and psycho-social development through each of the life stages, prenatal through old age.
Elementary Statistics and Probability
MATH 221—3 credit hours (offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters at Union College)
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and an ACT math score of 20 or SAT Math score of 480 (old SAT 2400 scale) or SAT Math score of 510 (new SAT 1600 scale) or UC ALEKS test score of 46 or MATH 100
Description: Explores basic frequency distributions, probability, sampling, estimations, testing hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square and analysis of variance. A TI-84 (highly recommended) or other graphing calculator with comparable features is required for this course. Does not apply toward a mathematics major or minor.
Before you start
Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.
Test of English as a Foreign Language: International students whose native language is not English and who do not meet the minimum ACT English score of 17 (or equivalent) must demonstrate current English proficiency by scores on a standardized test taken within the past two years. The college accepts the following examinations and, for regular admission, requires minimum scores of TOEFL: Internet-based (iBT), 79; International paper-based, 550; IELTS 6.5.
Don't have the prerequisites yet? If you're just starting college or haven't finished the required prerequisites above, you can apply to Union College here to take your pre-nursing courses.
Application for re-entry
If you are planning to re-enter the Union College nursing program, please contact the nursing enrollment counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Student Form: Fill out and submit the online form.