Mar 29, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20

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 may 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 also must submit verification of their current Registered Nurse license.

Students must complete the following general education/support course work:

  • Approved computer usage course Credits: 3 hours
  • College-level writing (Proficiency 1) Credits: 3 - 4 hours
  • Mathematics (MATH 1100 or other Algebra I proficiency) Credits: 3 hours

Students also can meet their WMU general education requirements (with the exception of Proficiency 2: Baccalaureate-Level Writing, which is met by NUR 3430-Nursing Research, with courses at a community college through the Michigan Transfer Agreement.

Before beginning the RN-BSN program, students must schedule an appointment with the nursing advisor. Before the beginning of the first clinical nursing course, students must upload to My Record Tracker documentation of Minimum Work Requirements, including a Criminal Background Check and a 10-Panel Drug Screen, as specified in the RN-BSN Student Handbook.

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 30 credits will be awarded for prior nursing study, clinical experience and successful NCLEX completion.

Supporting Courses (25 hours)

With the exception of HOL 3000, the following courses can be completed at a community college and can be satisfied with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA):

  • 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


All supporting courses except HOL 3000 may be taken at another institution. Requirements for general education courses may be met through the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).

Nursing (27 hours)

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