2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN - Alternative Pre-Licensure Pathway

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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. This 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.


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.

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

Submit application to CONH by the posted deadline.

Have a clean/clear BCI and FBI criminal record checks. A no criminal history record must be on file in the CoNH from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state). 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 College of Nursing and Health, Student Affairs, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435. Information on the background check can be found here (pdf).

Successfully complete the following courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better

Note:  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 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

  1. Students may repeat any natural science course once (ANT 2100 , ANT 2120 ; BIO 1050 ,BIO 1070 ,BIO 1120 ,BIO 1150 ; CHM 1010 , CHM 1020 ; HLT 3400 ; MI 2200 ).
  2. Only two natural science courses may be repeated.

  3. All natural science courses must be current.

Completion of the admission prerequisite courses listed above with a minimum of 2.75 GPA.

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

Achievement of a minimum Composite Score of 75% on the English language, science, and math modules of the HESI A2 Entrance Exam.This requirement will be waived for students who provide evidence of successful completion (‘C’ or higher) for at least one clinical course (i.e. Nursing Fundamentals) from a regionally accredited institution.

Provide Documentation of: 1) successful completion of a state approved Nurse Aide course within 2 years of application deadline prior to starting the first nursing course; 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.

An interview with an admission panel is required.’

Provide evidence of one of the following

  1. Veteran/military member with a healthcare specialty rating
  2. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic certification

  3. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

  4. Bachelor’s degree in other field AND direct patient care experience.

When submitting an Application for Admission (PDF) to the CoNH 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 Deadline:  May 15 (Fall admission only)

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)

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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

III. Electives: 3 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

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