2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Completion, BSN

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Program Description

The Wright State University School of Nursing, Kiniesiology, and Health Sciences undergraduate nursing program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. An honors program is available for students with superior academic ability. 

The School of Nursing, Kiniesiology, and Health Sciences offers an online post-licensure RN to BSN pathway for students who have either a diploma or an associate's degree in nursing and who are licensed as registered nurses. Students may be required to come to campus for orientation, advising, or other obligations.

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 baccalaureate RN-BSN degree program in nursing at Wright State is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Admission Requirements

  1. Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree seeking) student.
  2. Provide evidence of a clean/clear criminal records check from both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state).
  3. Successfully complete the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of 'C' or better:
    1. English Composition I,
    2. English Composition II,
    3. Introductory Psychology
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 upon entry into the program (only includes coursework completed within the last 10 years).
  5. Applicants are required to provide evidence of a valid, unencumbered RN license in the state where they plan to conduct their clinical experiences.

Application Procedure

  1. Students applying for the RN to BSN pathway should submit an application to Wright State University Office of Admissions by the application deadline.
  2. Submit copies of transcripts with the application from all colleges previously attended.
  3. Results of background checks must be sent directly to the School of Nursing, Kiniesiology, and Health Sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate will:

  1. Meet the requirements for graduation which encompasses the arts, the sciences, and nursing for the basis of professional nursing practice. (Essential I)
  2. Use basic organizational and systems leadership skills for client safety and quality client care. (Essential II)
  3. Integrates current relevant evidence in professional nursing practice. (Essential III)
  4. Implement health care information technology in the management of client care. (Essential IV)
  5. Analyze legislative and regulatory processes relevant to the provision of health care. (Essential V)
  6. Use effective interpersonal and interprofessional communication and collaboration to improve client health outcomes. (Essential VI)
  7. Implement health promotion and disease prevention interventions at the individual and community levels to improve population health. (Essential VII)
  8. Exhibit professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. (Essential VIII)
  9. Practice at a baccalaureate nurse generalist level with clients across the lifespan and in a variety of settings; considering the variation, complexity, and resources necessary for the provision of care. (Essential IX)

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

Choose One:

Additional Core Courses

Choose two courses from the approved list.

III. Electives: 35 Hours

Transfer credit and free electives as needed to total 120 credit hours**

**Students come into this program with having either an AD or a diploma in Nursing.  Graduates of Diploma programs receive 30 credit hours posted to their WSU transcript upon completion of NUR 4800  with a C or better. Students must meet residency requirements to obtain BSN.

Total: 120 Hours

***Students in this program come with either an AD or Diploma in nursing.

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