Enroll in our Pre-licensure ADN program now!

Pre-licensure ADN Program

Start your nursing journey with United Nursing College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program!


Program Overview

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is a pre-licensure program that consists of four semesters of didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The curriculum covers fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, and behavioral health, focusing on cultural competence and ethical standards of care. This program guides students to develop the intellectual, analytical, and critical thinking abilities necessary to provide exceptional care to cross-diverse communities amidst a dynamic healthcare climate. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to apply for national licensure known as the NCLEX-RN.


ADN Courses

  • NURS 100 Fundamental Nursing Concepts
  • NURS 110OB Concepts of Health for the Childbearing Family
  • NURS 120P Concepts of Health for Pediatrics
  • NURS 130S Medical Surgical Concepts
  • NURS 210B Concepts of Behavioral Health
  • NURS 220G Concepts of Health for Geriatrics
  • NURS 230S Intermediate Medical Surgical Concepts
  • NURS 240 Advanced Medical Surgical Concepts

LVN to RN Pathway

Are you an LVN who wants to transition to their ADN degree? Check out our pathway!

LVN to RN Pathway


This program is 4 semesters long. Admission to our pre-licensure ADN program is based on the Multi-Criteria Admission screening tool. We do not keep a waiting list of students. We encourage you to reapply if you are not admitted to the program upon your initial application.

  • Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024:
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  • Spring 2025 Enrollment Application Period begins 7/1/24

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the science prerequisites.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the general education prerequisites.
  • Must receive a 70% or higher composite score on the Health Education Systems Incorporated Admissions HESI A2 exam https://uunursing.com/hesi-exam.
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States.


Acceptable courses must be transferable to United Nursing College. Prerequisite coursework must be completed and a grade must be issued before a student is eligible to apply.

  • Science Prerequisites
  • Student must receive a “C-” or better in each course and must have a cumulative gpa of 2.5. Anatomy/Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I/Anatomy & Physiology II must be taken within the last 7 years. Expiration is based on current application term. Students with expired courses must take UNC Anatomy and Physiology refreshers or renew each course individually.
  1. Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I
  2. Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II
  3. Microbiology
  • General Education Prerequisites
  • Student must receive a “C-” or better in each course and must have a cumulative gpa of 2.0.
  1. English Composition
  2. Mathematics (Intermediate Algebra or higher)
  3. Oral Communications
  4. Psychology
  5. Sociology
  6. Humanities

How To Apply

1. Review our application checklist and double check that all documents are ready to be uploaded. These documents can include the following:

  • All unofficial transcripts from any colleges/universities attended.
  • All HESI A2 attempts.
  • Supporting documentation for points in any other category.
  • Copy of your high school diploma or transcripts, GED, or highest level of US degree awarded.

2. Fill out our online application during one of the application periods listed above.

  • All documents submitted must be in PDF format and named correctly for ease of application.

Program or Course Withdrawal Refund Policy

The student may cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid, less the non-refundable application fee and STRF fee, if canceled on or before the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

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