2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN


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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.

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:

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 
Pre-Licensure Admission:

The CoNH will select from among the most highly qualified candidates for admission based on GPA, HESI A2 (admissions exam), prerequisite coursework, and application information.  To be considered for admission to the traditional BSN program, students must meet the following minimum criteria:

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

Submit an application to the CoNH for fall or spring admit by the posted deadline.

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) 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.

Successfully complete the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better, while maintaining a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75:

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.

In meeting the admission prerequisite courses or progression requirements:

Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA (only includes coursework completed within the last 10 years). 

Achieve a minimum composite score of 75% on the English language, the science, and the math modules on the HESI A2 Entrance exam.

Provide documentation of:  1) successful completion of a state approved Nurse Aide course within 2 years of application deadline prior to stating the first nursing course; OR 2) successful completion of a military medical specialist, corpsman, or technician training program; OR 3) provide verification of current employment and years of experience working as an STNA/CNA or equivalent.

The Application for Admission (PDF) must be submitted to the College of Nursing and Health Student Affairs Office, 160 University Hall. Please submit with the application copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended as well as the HESI results scores.

Application Deadlines

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

Admission to the College of Nursing and Health is competitive due to constraints of the affiliating clinical facilities and program resources. The most highly qualified applicants are selected based HESI A2 Entrance exam, admission prerequisite course work GPA, cumulative undergraduate course work GPA (only includes coursework completed within the last 10 years), and criminal records check.

  • 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. 
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.

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


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.

 

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