2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN - Accelerated Option

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Program Description:

The nursing program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, is an on-campus program only. The accelerated program option is an option for BSN for students who have prior healthcare experience/training including but not limited to military medical training, Emergency Medical Training (EMT), or training as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). An honors program is available for students with superior academic ability. A nursing completion program is also available for registered nurses who want to earn a B.S.N degree.

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.


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 begin 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. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435. Information on the background check can be found here (pdf).

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

Fall admission only: 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:

Nursing, BSN

College of Nursing and Health

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

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Support Courses: 18 Hours

III. Electives: 3 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

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