Nursing (3+1 partnership with Allen College - Health Sciences)

Nursing (3+1 partnership with Allen College - Health Sciences)

For students who know their career goal is to become a nurse. There are three tracks for completion of a nursing degree at the University of Northern Iowa - the Pre-Professional nursing track, the Health Sciences 3+1 track, and the Biology 3+1 track. 

Each program has its own unique features and can be a great option for students looking to pursue a career in nursing. The Nursing 3+1 Health Sciences track is housed under UNI's Individual Student program and for students considering a career in nursing, and also wanting to enhance their goals with additional coursework in health sciences.

In addition to the Pre-Nursing requirements, the 3+1 for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences requires 18 credits plus 6 hours of an undergraduate thesis.

UNI's Pre-Nursing Program is one of the top major choices for freshmen students.


If you've taken courses at a two- or four-year institution other than UNI and want to get an idea of what courses will transfer, check out our Transfer Plan-It tool at


Nursing (Pre-Professional)

Nursing (3+1 partnership with Allen College - Biology)

Nursing (3+1 partnership with Allen College - Health Sciences)


Students studying with the artificial cadavers
Opportunities for Involvement

The Nursing Club brings together students and UNI staff interested in discussing nursing-related topics. The club is open to all nursing majors (Pre- and 3+1 students).

Student working in the lab
Current Students and Alumni

Get to know some of the current nursing students, in addition to the successful alumni. The nursing programs at UNI have done an excellent job of making connections between current students and alumni.

Students learning about human skeletal structure

Apart form the UNI Scholarship Application that all students are encouraged to complete, there are a few options for nursing students to complete and receive nationally-based scholarships. In addition, there is a State of Iowa forgivable loan program for nurses also available.


96% of last year's UNI graduates are employed or continuing their education


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