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Wright State University    
 
    
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Nursing, BSN


Program Description:

The pre-licensure nursing program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. It is an on-campus program only. An honors program is available for students with superior academic ability.

The professional nurse is increasingly being viewed as the nucleus of the health care system, as well as serving as an advocate for health care consumers. Therefore, Wright State’s program prepares self-directed graduates who can function as generalists in a number of settings and work in collaboration with other health professionals to coordinate and improve the health care of individuals, families, and communities.

The nursing program at Wright State is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible for the National Council of State Boards Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to become licensed as registered nurses.

Admission:

Direct from High School Admission:
  • High school cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
  • ACT score of 22 or higher or SAT score of 1030 or higher

Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree seeking) student by February 15th of your senior year of high school.

Complete an interview with an admission panel. Students will be contacted by the College of Nursing and Health to schedule an interview day and time. This is the final step for admission to the College of Nursing and Health.

Before you may begin your nursing courses, you must complete prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better, maintaining a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA:

  • Anatomy 2100 (Human Anatomy I)
  • Anatomy 2120 (Human Anatomy II)
  • English 1100 (Composition I)
  • Psychology 1010 (Introductory)
  • Psychology 3410 (Lifespan Developmental)
  • Chemistry 1020 (Organic)
  • Biology 1050, 1070, 1120 or 1150
  • Statistics 1600

Students who began the Anatomy and Physiology series Fall 2015 or beyond must provide evidence of taking both Anatomy and Physiology courses at the same institution in order to ensure coverage of all necessary content prior to starting their nursing series of courses. This requirement will be only be waived for students who provide documentation in the form of a course syllabus or other similar documentation that provides evidence of all required anatomy and physiology content.

Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA. 

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline.

Submit an Intent to Enroll form to the College of Nursing and Health Student Affairs Office, 160 University Hall by the following deadlines.

  • Spring start: September 15
  • Fall start: May 15 
Traditional Admission:

Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree seeking) student. 

Complete by the application deadline dates the following admission prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better, maintaining a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA:

  • Anatomy 2100 (Human Anatomy I)
  • Anatomy 2120 (Human Anatomy II)
  • English 1100 (Composition I)
  • Psychology 1010 (Introductory)
  • Psychology 3410 (Lifespan Developmental)
  • Chemistry 1020 (Organic)
  • Biology 1050, 1070, 1120 or 1150
  • Statistics 1600

Students who began the Anatomy and Physiology series Fall 2015 or beyond must provide evidence of taking both Anatomy and Physiology courses at the same institution in order to ensure coverage of all necessary content prior to starting their nursing series of courses. This requirement will be only be waived for students who provide documentation in the form of a course syllabus or other similar documentation that provides evidence of all required anatomy and physiology content.

Achieve a minimum composite score of 80% on the English language, the science, and the math modules on the HESI A2 Entrance exam.

Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA. 

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline.

Submit an Application for Admission (PDF) to the College of Nursing and Health Student Affairs Office, 160 University Hall. Please attach copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended and HESI results scores to the application.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring admission: September 15
  • Fall admission: May 15 

Complete an interview with an admission panel.

Admission to the College of Nursing and Health is competitive due to constraints of the affiliating clinical facilities and program resources. The most qualified applicants are selected based on the following criteria: achievement of a minimum score on the HESI A2 Entrance exam, admission prerequisite course work GPA, cumulative undergraduate course work GPA, criminal records check and interview.

  • The College of Nursing and Health has no waiting list. To be reconsidered for a subsequent admission period, the student must reapply to the program and compete for admission with all other applicants for that period. 
  • Admitted students may not defer entrance to the program; they must reapply.  Prior acceptance does not guarantee acceptance at a later date. 

In meeting the admission prerequisite courses or progression requirements:

  • students may repeat any science course once.
  • only two science courses may be repeated.
  • all natural science courses must be current (taken within 5 years of acceptance to the program).

All applicants for admission to the nursing program receive consideration regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, creed, age, political views, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.

For additional information:

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours


Element 2: 4 Hours


Element 3: 6 Hours


Select two courses from approved list

Element 4: 3 Hours


Select one course from approved list

Element 5: 7 Hours


Element 6: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


II. Support Courses: 18 Hours


III. Electives


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

The College of Nursing and Health faculty reserves the right to revise the nursing requirements or the sequence at any time, as deemed necessary to prepare students for new and emerging roles in nursing. Course requirements or sequence scheduling may also be changed.