Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Nazarbayev University School of Medicine offers a premiere, state-of-the-art undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program that integrates international education, training, and qualifications for both the European Union standards and the U.S. requirements for baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. It is the only BSN program of its kind in all of Kazakhstan.
Admission to the premiere program grants applicants the unique opportunity to work with medical students, public health specialists, faculty, and medical professionals in a curriculum with a core foundation in science, humanities, and nursing.
Campus: Astana, Kazakhstan, NUSOM building
Delivery mode: Full-time, on-campus
Duration: 4 years
Total ECTS credit: 250
The BSN program utilizes our state-of-the-art Simulation Center where students practice direct patient care and clinically focused learning in a hospital setting. These simulations build competencies in clinical patient care by the fourth year.
Throughout the program, students collaborate on faculty/student research projects aimed at mastery of research practices that students demonstrate in their Senior Capstone Project.
This 4-year Bachelor of Science program in Nursing provides:
The final year will require the completion of a Senior Capstone Project.
Nursing is a high-demand industry both locally and globally. Graduates of the BSN program are prepared to advance their skills in the following fields:
How to apply
STEP 1. Create your personal account
Register on www.admissions.nu.edu.kz portal to create a Personal Account. Read the instructions about the application procedure given in your Personal account.
STEP 2. Complete your Application Form and attach the required documents
Fill out the application form and attach the required documents:
STEP 3. Pay an application fee and finish the registration process
Finish the registration process by pressing the “Pay and Submit application” button. After submission applicants can’t change their applications.
The application fee is paid online via your Personal account with a bank card. The amount to pay is 5 000 tenge. Please be kindly informed that the application fee increases 3 times its established amount for applicants who pay the application fee within the last two weeks before the first officially approved deadline and during the extension period for application for participation in the admissions process for the Undergraduate programs (except Bachelor in Nursing (2-year) program of the School of Medicine). All application fees are non-refundable.
Step 4. Upload IELTS/TOEFL certificates
Upload IELTS/TOEFL results/certificates in your personal account in the section "Upload IELTS/TOEFL" and fill up the required information about the certificate.
Check your e-mail for notifications from the NU Admissions Department and your personal account to learn about your application status.
If you experience any difficulties with the registration or online application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to your IIN and/or Applicant ID while sending us your requests.
Mandatory entry requirements for all categories
*Superscoring does not apply to IELTS/TOEFL
**IELTS Online or IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT Home Edition or TOEFL PDT are not considered
***IELTS/TOEFL test certificates are considered valid if their results do not expire by the 1st of August of the relevant academic year to which Applicants are applying. Results of a test, taken before August 1, 2022, are not considered in the competition.
List of documents to be submitted by the applicants for online registration
List of the applicants’ documents for online application
List of documents to be submitted by the applicants for online registration for enrollment
1. An original of a nationally recognized certificate stating completion of a secondary school, technical, vocational or post-secondary school.
2. An original of a NIS Grade 12 Certificate or A-level certificate (only for A-level/ NIS Grade 12 Certificate category applicants).
3. An original of an IB Diploma Programme with transcript (only for IB Diploma Programme graduates).
Important dates for those who are applying for the 2024-2025 academic year:
Online Application period deadline:
Selection process and enrollment
Description of the status assigned to the applicant at every competition stage.
Status is placed in the order of assignment to the applicant in the Personal account.
Does not meet the entry requirements. The applicant does not meet the minimum requirements of the program and is put down after checking the application forms and documents by the University's Admission Department.
Withdrawn. The status is assigned to applicants who refused to participate in the competition for the undergraduate program before the decision of the Admissions Committee is released
Recommended for admission. The applicant is recommended for admission by the Admissions Committee and an admission offer will be sent.
Waiting list. The applicant is on the waiting list. They meet the minimum requirements of the program, but due to lower scores, they are at the bottom of the ranking. Such applicants should expect a notification from the University, as there is a chance that offers may be sent if one of the previously recommended applicants refuses to enroll.
Rejected by Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee rejected the applicant after reviewing his/her documents, without placing him/her on the waiting list or after the closing of the competition.
Refused admission offer. The applicant was recommended for admission but refused to study at NU.
Refused in favor of CPS. This status is available to the applicants who applied both to NUFYP and undergraduate programs. The applicant rejected to study in the undergraduate program in favor of the NUFYP. This status is given after the written refusal of the applicant to study at the Undergraduate program or if the applicant was on the waiting list and before receiving the letter of invitation to the Undergraduate program, confirmed his admission to the NUFYP program. In this latter case, the offer letter is not sent.
Guarantee fee paid. The applicant was recommended for enrollment and paid the mandatory guarantee fee.
Accepted admission offer. The status is assigned to applicants who have received letters of invitation to study, agreed to and fulfilled the conditions of the University - paid the guarantee fee, and submitted the original documents for enrollment
Did not come to Orientation week/Refused. This status is given to applicants who have agreed to study, submitted the original documents, but did not participate in the Orientation Week of the School. Applicants from the waiting list can be invited to the established vacant seats, if available.
Enrolled. The applicant is enrolled, and the status is assigned after the decision of the Provost on enrollment, which designates that the applicant officially becomes a student of the University.
Enrolled conditionally. The applicant is enrolled with a condition to submitting the original the attestat before the specified deadline.
Did not submit the documents/refused. The applicant did not provide the originals of the documents within the specified period. This means that the applicant refuses to study at the University.