BSN Admissions

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BSN Application Overview

Mason offers the following nursing (BSN) programs

Not sure which program is for you? Review our BSN Program Comparison Chart.

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.

Application Process

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.

Application 2: BSN Departmental Application

The BSN Departmental Application involves three parts: 

  • Online Application (Part A)
  • SlideRoom submissions (Part B) to be submitted by Traditional and Accelerated applicants only, and
  • Supporting Documents Package (Part C). 

Learn more about the BSN Departmental Application.

Application Deadlines

Program Fall Deadline
(5 p.m. Eastern)
Spring Deadline
(5 p.m. Eastern)
Application Opens
Accelerated Second Degree BSN January 15 No spring admissions

December 15

Co-Enrollment BSN (Non-Veteran) January 15 October 1

Fall: December 15
Spring: September 1

Co-enrollment BSN (Veteran) January 15 October 1

Fall: December 15
Spring: September 1

RN to BSN January 15 October 1

Fall: December 15
Spring: September 1

Traditional BSN January 15 No spring admissions

December 15

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.