BSN Traditional

Preprofessional Curriculum

Students applying for admission to the School of Nursing must have completed the following courses. Students should consider taking 16 credit hours per semester or attending summer session.

Foundation Courses
MATH 111College Algebra3
or MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics
ENGL 101College English I3
ENGL 102College English II3
COMM 111Public Speaking3
Humanities and Fine Arts
Fine arts appreciation3
Select one of the following:3
Meaning of Philosophy
Introductory Logic
Moral Issues
Introductory course in humanities3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY 111General Psychology3
PSY 325Developmental Psychology3
SOC 111Introduction to Sociology3
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
BIOL 220Introduction to Microbiology4
CHEM 103Introductory Chemistry5
or CHEM 211 General Chemistry I
Other Prerequisites
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology5
or HS 290 Foundational Human Anatomy and Physiology
HS 301Clinical Pharmacology3
HS 400Introduction to Pathophysiology4
HS 331Principles of Dietetics & Nutrition3
Medical terminology1-3
Statistics with approval3
Elective1-2
Total Credit Hours59-62

Admission to School of Nursing

Students should request application materials from the School of Nursing, or obtain application materials online, prior to enrolling in their last semester of prerequisite courses. Applications for summer semester admission are required by February 1. To qualify as a candidate for admission to the School of Nursing, students must:

  1. Be enrolled in, or admitted to, WSU;
  2. Have completed, or have plans to complete, the prerequisite requirements prior to beginning the professional curriculum;
  3. Have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 in all courses completed and no grade lower than a 2.000 in any of the specified required courses;
  4. Submit application materials including expected semester of enrollment; and
  5. Complete the standardized TEAS test with a minimum percentage score, or achieve an ACT score ≥ 27 points, or an SAT score ≥ 1125.

GPA requirements to finalize admission and prior to starting BSN courses:

  • Cumulative GPA for all science classes (chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology) must be ≥ 3.000
  • Cumulative GPA must remain ≥ 2.75
  • All prerequisites must be successfully completed with a grade of C (2.000) or higher.

Professional Curriculum

The following courses in the School of Nursing are required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A total of 124 hours of university credit is required for graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 5Credit Hours
NURS 302 Professional Nursing Practice 3
NURS 310 Fundamentals of Nursing Care 4
NURS 320 Nursing Care of Adults I 4
NURS 345 Health Assessment 4
HS 331 Principles of Dietetics & Nutrition (Can be a pre- or corequisite course) 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 6
NURS 325 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice 2
NURS 340 Mental Health Nursing Care 4
NURS 360 Clinical Care of Adults I 4
NURS 365 Nursing Care of Older Adults 2
NURS 370 Nursing Care of Adults II 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester 7
NURS 410 Clinical Care Adults II 4
NURS 430 Pediatric Nursing Care 3
NURS 440 Maternal/Newborn Nursing Care 3
NURS 450 Nursing Care of Populations 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester 8
NURS 460 Leadership and Clinical Decision Making 4
NURS 470 Nursing Care of Clients with Critical Illness 5
NURS 499 Clinical Capstone 4
 Credit Hours13
Additional Required Coursework
Advanced I&P or Advanced Further Study 3
Advanced I&P general ed. course 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours66

LPN to BSN Progression Plan

The LPN to BSN plan offers advanced placement to licensed practical nurses seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Up to 4 credit hours of credit via examination can be applied to the degree. LPNs seeking admission must meet undergraduate admission requirements, be a graduate of a state-approved LPN education program, pass a standardized test, have an active LPN license in Kansas, and have the equivalent of 1,000 hours of clinical practice as an LPN within the last year. Students seeking admission to this program should contact the School of Nursing.

MICT to BSN Progression Plan

The MICT to BSN progression plan offers advanced placement to paramedics seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Up to 7 hours of credit for previous coursework can be applied to the degree. Paramedics seeking admission must meet undergraduate admission requirements, be a graduate of a certified paramedic education program, be nationally certified as an EMT-P, and have the equivalent of 1,000 hours of documented EMT-P work experience within the last three years. Students seeking admission into this program should contact the School of Nursing.

Other Requirements

Uniforms are required for all clinical laboratory experiences. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from health care agencies used for these experiences. Students are required to purchase professional liability insurance in the amount of $1 million per single claim/$3 million aggregate per year. The insurance must be renewed annually.

Students must successfully complete a background check prior to beginning any nursing course.

Students must provide evidence of personal health insurance and evidence of a completed physical examination prior to clinical laboratory experiences each academic year. Additional costs for instructional materials, testing and lab experiences may be required throughout the program. CPR certification is required. Information related to these requirements is available from the School of Nursing.