Oct 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing RN-BSN Track

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for the RN-BSN program, applicants must have achieved a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a four-point scale) in the nursing associate degree or nursing diploma program from which they graduated, hold a current Registered Nurse license, submit an admission application to WMU along with a photocopy of the current Registered Nurse license, and transcripts from all post-high school institutions attended.

Eligible Registered Nurse applicants will be admitted to the RN-BSN program. Prior to entering the nursing sequence of courses, student must complete the following general education/support course work:

  • Fine Arts (Area I General Education) Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved computer usage course Credits: 3 hours
  • College-level writing (Proficiency 1) Credits: 3 - 4 hours
  • Mathematics  Credits: 3 hours

While enrolled in the prerequisite course work, students must schedule an appointment with the nursing advisor.  Admission to the Nursing courses is determined by the successful completion of all prerequisite course work.

At the beginning of the first nursing course, the student will be asked to present the following:

  1. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification
  2. Immunization records

Curriculum requirements for Associate Degree Graduates and Diploma Graduates

Academic Credit Transferred from Associate Degree or Diploma Program

Graduates of community college associate degree and diploma programs will be awarded transfer credit on a course-by-course basis in accordance with University policies for prior general education, science, and electives. An additional block of credits may be awarded for prior nursing study, clinical experience and successful NCLEX completion. Credits will be held in escrow until NUR 3400 has been completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Supporting Courses (22 hours)

  • Approved computer usage course   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area I (Fine Arts)   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area III (U.S. Cultures and Issues)   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area IV (Other Cultures)   Credits: 3 hours
  • Electives   Credits: 6 hours

Nursing (30 hours)

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