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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Nursing RN-BSN Track


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Admission Requirements

To be considered for regular admission to the RN-BSN program, applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in the nursing associate degree or nursing diploma program from which they graduated.

Students whose grade point average in their nursing program is from 2.00 to 2.99 will be admitted on a conditional basis provided they meet all other criteria. Conditionally admitted students must complete two (2) nursing courses designated as general education. A grade of at least 3.0 (B) must be earned in each course on the first attempt for the student to be offered regular admission. Students must not have failed other Bronson School of Nursing courses. Conditionally admitted students must gain regular admission before they will be allowed to enroll in program specific nursing courses.

All applicants must hold a current Registered Nurse license or must receive it within three (3) months of beginning the RN-BSN program. They must submit a general application to WMU and a departmental application to the Bronson School of Nursing. Applicants must also submit verification of their current Registered Nurse license.

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 clinical 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 (25 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 (27 hours)


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