Apply to Undergraduate Nursing Programs


Two applications are required for the BSN degree (pre-licensure). The first application is made to Radford University, the second application is made to the School of Nursing.

1. Application for admission to the university must be made. Those materials may be obtained from:

  • Radford University
    Director of Admission
    PO Box 6903
    Radford, VA 24142
    You may also apply online.

2. Application for admission to upper division should be made to:

  • Please find and read read the summary of the School of Nursing application process for upper division nursing on the first two pages of the application

3. Prospective nursing students must take the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test (KNAT)

You will register directly with Kaplan and Examity (for online proctoring). Find the registration links in the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test instructions (above). You may register anytime with Kaplan and Examity. Please read the instructions carefully. You may only take the KNAT once. Take it approximately one month before the application deadline.

Pre-Nursing Students (current Radford University students)

Application for admission to the upper division may be made when students are within six hours of completing the general education requirements. Early in the academic year prior to the semester in which entrance to upper division is desired, students must apply for admission to the upper division nursing major. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale and have completed all nursing prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better for admission consideration.

NOTE: The actual GPA required for admission may be significantly higher. Admission is competitive, with admission granted on a space available basis.

Information to Help you complete your upper level nursing application: