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Admissions and Advising

The baccalaureate program in nursing is an upper division major. Admission to Wright State University does not guarantee admission to the Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the college, students must be accepted as degree-seeking students at Wright State University, complete all designated prerequisite courses with a combined 2.5 GPA, and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Due to the number of applicants seeking admission to the College of Nursing and Health, admission is competitive, based on cumulative GPA. The number of students admitted is determined by the availability of such resources as clinical sites and by the number of faculty available to the college. All students must submit an admissions application to the college office by the established deadline.

Students must earn a grade of C or better all science courses to progress through the clinical nursing courses. Students must also earn a grade of C or better in each nursing course.

Students can repeat a science course one time only; a maximum of two science courses may be repeated. Students may repeat one nursing course. Students subsequently failing any nursing course will be dismissed from the program.

New Students

All new students interested in nursing will be admitted to the university as prenursing students. Most new students will initially be advised in the University College. Students may seek admission to the College of Nursing and Health to complete their program after they

  1. complete 48 quarter credit hours;
  2. maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  3. complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5;
  4. earn at least a grade of C in ENG 101 and 102, PSY 105 and 110, CHM 102, SOC 200, ANT 201, STT 160, and M&I 220;
  5. submit a College of Nursing and Health admissions application by the established deadline; and
  6. submit a written statement of 250 words or less describing life experiences the applicant brings to nursing.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must meet the same requirements as new students. Transfer students who do not have the necessary prerequisites will be admitted as prenursing students until they meet the requirements listed for new students, including a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Transfer students with baccalaureate nursing credits from another accredited nursing program will have their nursing credits evaluated in the College of Nursing and Health.

Registered Nurses

The College of Nursing and Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion track for registered nurses. This course of study builds on the skills and experiences of the registered nurse and provides a solid preparation for future graduate study. All registered nurses are granted advanced standing for their prior learning.

Registered nurse students may choose to complete the program online or in a traditional classroom setting.

BEACON Program for Second Degree Students

The BEACON (Baccalaureate Education Accelerates Careers in Nursing) program is a 15-month program of study leading to the B.S.N. for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Admission to the program is competitive, based on cumulative GPA, prerequisite course work GPA, essay, and the ability to perform functions required in the practice of nursing.

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