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What our Recent Graduates are Saying!

"This program being online was the only way I could attend a program of study while working full-time. I feel like I've learned so much about community, leadership, and research in nursing that enabled me to grow in my current position."

"I greatly appreciate Western’s RN to BSN program. The faculty of the Nursing School is very supportive and determined to see us succeed. This was very different from my first experience in Nursing School. They have helped me with becoming more autonomous, sure of myself, and more proud of the nursing profession. Thank you again for the School of Nursing."

"The strength of this program is that it is very convenient for working people to be able to finish their BSN and MSN. It makes it possible. Otherwise I would not have been able to accomplish this goal in my life. You made it possible for a 55-year-old mother to share her college experiences with her children. They are very proud of mom getting her BSN."

 
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RN to BSN Admission Requirements

The following criteria are all required for admission to the RN to BSN Program:

  1. A current, unrestricted license to practice as an RN (including the state where the clinical requirements will be satisfied),
  2. Completion of all WCU Liberal Studies* and School of Nursing Prerequisites Courses with a C or better before the program begins,
  3. Cumulative undergraduate GPA** of 2.5 or higher at time of application,
  4. Completion of 60 transferable non-nursing courses before the program begins,
    • 60 is the minimum hours required but 62 is suggested.
  5. Submission of the WCU Office of Admissions Application For Admissions along with all official transcripts by the application deadline, &
  6. Submission of the RN to BSN Application Packet along with all official transcripts by the application deadline.

*The WCU Liberal Studies requirement is waived for students who have an approved previous bachelors degree, a North Carolina Community College Associate of Science or Associate of Arts transfer degree. An Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree (ADN) does not waive this requirement.

**Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) refers to the overall GPA, which includes dividing the number of quality points earned in all courses attempted by the total degree-credit hours in all attempted courses.

Requirements may be in progress at the time of application, but all prerequisite courses, including the 60 hours of non-nursing hours, are not allowed to be completed simultaneously with the RN to BSN program.


Transcript Evaluation
To determine admission eligibility, students can have their transcripts reviewed by the RN to BSN Program Advisor to prior to applying:

  • Complete and submit the Transcript Evaluation Request, AND
  • Submit a copy of each transcript from all previously attended community colleges and/or universities

Program Application

  • Application deadline for Fall (August) admission is April 10, and Spring (January) is September 10.
  • Click here to begin the RN to BSN Program Application process!

You may find NC Community College course equivalents to meet prerequisites:
Current NC Community College Course Equivalencies
 
You may search for online course availability for any NC Community College:
Virtual Learning Community.
 

Have questions?
If you have questions about the RN to BSN Program please contact Student Services at WCUnursing@wcu.edu.


 

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