RN to BSN Application Information

Please complete the following 3 steps when applying to the RN to BSN Program. Pay careful attention to Steps 2 and 3, as both steps are required for RN to BSN admission consideration.

Step 1. Contact the RN to BSN Student Services Specialist prior to applying in order to have your transcripts reviewed. This is to help confirm that all prerequisites will be satisfied before the program begins. Use this to help you complete Step 3.
♦ You may apply without the transcript review, but it is advised to use the evaluation to help you complete the application to the program due to the prerequisite requirements.
 
Step 2. Complete the Spring 2015 - WCU Distance Learning Application for the WCU Office of Admissions* as either a "Transfer from Another College" or "Former WCU Student" .
♦ Send all official transcripts+ of all previously attended community colleges and/or universities (along with any official CLEP/DANTES/Etc. exams) to the Office of Admission on the Cullowhee Campus**.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Western Carolina University
102 Camp Building
Cullowhee, NC  28723
♦ Both step 2 and 3 must be completed by the application deadline to be considered an applicant.
 
Step 3. Complete the RN to BSN Program - Spring 2015 Application 
(Open as a PDF in Adobe to complete before printing).
♦ Also send all official transcripts+ from all previously attended community colleges and/or universities (along with any official CLEP/DANTES/Etc. exams) with the RN to BSN Application Packet  and Resume to the School of Nursing**
RN to BSN Student Services Specialist
WCU School of Nursing
Biltmore Park
28 Schenck Pkwy, Ste 309
Asheville, NC 28803
 

 You will receive an email from the Educational Outreach Office and another from the Admissions Office confirming you submitted your online WCU application. These will contain further information and instructions. You will then receive a physical university distance education admissions letter* or a letter requesting further information regarding your application.

An additional email from the School of Nursing will be sent stating your RN to BSN Application was received within a few weeks submitting to our office. Followup emails will then be sent as applications are processed.

After the application deadline, applicants are ranked and accepted based on the following criteria: number of prerequisites in progress to be completed, NCLEX passed, and cumulative GPA. All prerequisites must be completed before starting the program. RN to BSN letters of acceptance or denial are expected to be emailed out from the SON sometime in October or November depending on the number of applications received.


* Please note that acceptance to the University does not guarantee admission to the RN to BSN Program.

** There are two separate sets of official transcripts needed, one for the Admissions Office and one for the School of Nursing.

 + An official transcript is issued from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. It must bear an institutional validation (such as seal, logo, letterhead), date, and appropriate signature. An official transcript may also be an electronic transcript sent directly from the issuing institution. Transcripts that do not meet these requirements will not be considered official.


Have questions about the application process, admission prerequisites and eligibility, or other program details? Please contact Student Services.

 

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