Students planning to apply to one of the nursing pathways need to complete
program specific prerequisite courses, and
prepare a resume.
Additionally, Accelerated Second Degree and Traditional students must
take the HESI-A2 exam (version 1),
write an essay, and
record a three-minute video.
For more information on the prerequisites, HESI exam, essay, and video components of the application, please visit the individual pages. Successful completion of the minimum BSN departmental application requirements does not guarantee admission to the BSN program.
As current Mason students prepare to apply to the nursing program, they will work closely with their academic advisors to learn more about the nursing program and the application process. Students from other institutions are highly encouraged to attend a BSN Information Session.
Two separate applications are required for the BSN Program, one for George Mason University and one for the BSN Program.
Application 1: George Mason University
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. All students planning to major in nursing enter Mason as pre-nursing (BPRE) major. Currently enrolled degree-seeking Mason students need only complete the BSN departmental application.
Due to the availability of clinical spaces, the Traditional and Accelerated programs are limited enrollment programs. Admission into the nursing program is competitive, and admission is not guaranteed, even for students who have been at Mason since their freshman year. Nursing advisors work closely with all Mason BPRE students to advise them on the BSN departmental application process and assist them in developing a solid back-up plan.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan in the event admission into the BSN program is not earned.