Postlicensure Applications

RN - BSN Application Information

This information applies to registered nurses pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing. Students are accepted for admission fall, spring and summer semesters.

Application Process

  • Complete an application to Old Dominion University as a degree-seeking student.
  • Once accepted to the University as a degree-seeking student, complete the online supplemental nursing application by following these steps:
    1. Login the ODU Application Portal
    2. Locate the Supplemental Nursing Application section and complete the form.
    • Students previously admitted to the University may not have access to the online nursing application. Email for more information and access to the nursing application.


Postlicensure applicant review is based on the following criteria:

  • ​​​​Admission to the University
  • Successful completion of the lower division departmental and general education courses
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Unencumbered RN license

General Education Requirements

For admission the successful RN-BSN applicant must have completed:

  • GEN ED. Written Comm. Skills (ENGL 110C) - 3 credits
  • GEN ED. Written Comm. Skills (ENGL 211C) - 3 credits
  • GEN ED. Literature - 3 credits
  • GEN ED. Oral Comm Skills - Satisfied in Major
  • GEN ED. Language and Culture - 0-6 credits*
  • GEN ED. Information Literacy/Research Skills - Satisfied in Major
  • GEN ED. Human Creativity - 3 credits
  • GEN ED. Interpreting the Past - 3 credits
  • GEN ED. Philosophy and Ethics - 3 credits
  • GEN ED./DEPT. Mathematical Skills (STAT 130M) - 3 credits
  • GEN ED. /DEPT. Developmental Psychology (PSYC 203S) - 3 credits
  • GEN ED. /DEPT. Introduction to Sociology (SOC201S) - 3 credits
  • GEN ED./DEPT. CHEM105/106N or CHEM 121/122N - 4 credits
  • DEPT. Microbiology (BIO 103) - 4 credits
  • DEPT. Human Anatomy I (BIO 250) - 4 credits
  • DEPT. Human Anatomy II (BIO 251) - 4 credits
  • Free elective - 5 credits

Upper Division Elective Course (cannot be a nursing or health science related course) - 3 credits
Upper Division Elective/Impact of Technology Course (T) - 3 credits

CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accredited by CCNE

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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