Nursing

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Overview

Wright State University - Lake Campus, in conjunction with the Wright State University - Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. It is four academic years in length and prepares students who are eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Pre-requisite nursing classes begin the fall of 2015 and the first nursing program will begin in the fall of 2016 with a projected graduation date of 2019. The BSN program is small and competitive.


Direct from High School Admission

Eligibility

The College of Nursing and Health and Lake Campus is happy to admit students to the program directly from high school. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

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  • High school cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
  • ACT score of 22 or higher or SAT score of 1030 or higher
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Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree seeking) student by February 15th of your senior year of high school.

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Complete an interview with an admission panel. Students will be contacted by the College of Nursing and Health to schedule an interview day and time. This is the final step for admission to the College of Nursing and Health.

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Before you may begin your nursing courses, you must complete prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better, maintaining a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA:

  • Anatomy 2100 (Human Anatomy I)
  • Anatomy 2120 (Human Anatomy II)
  • English 1100 (Composition I)
  • Psychology 1010 (Introductory)
  • Psychology 3410 (Lifespan Developmental)
  • Chemistry 1020 (Organic)
  • Biology 1050, 1070, 1120 or 1150
  • Statistics 1600
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Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA.

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Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. 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 at the local sheriff's office. The results must be sent to Lynn Franck, Wright State University - Lake Campus Nursing Department, 7600 Lake Campus Dr. Celina, OH 45822. FBI and State Criminal Background Check Information (PDF)

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Submit an Intent to Enroll form by:

  • Fall start: May 15

Admission

Eligibility

If a student does not qualify for Direct From High School Admissions, a student is eligible to apply to the undergraduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

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

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Complete by the application deadline dates the following admission prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better, maintaining a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA:

  • Anatomy 2100 (Human Anatomy I)
  • Anatomy 2120 (Human Anatomy II)
  • English 1100 (Composition I)
  • Psychology 1010 (Introductory)
  • Psychology 3410 (Lifespan Developmental)
  • Chemistry 1020 (Organic)
  • Biology 1050, 1070, 1120 or 1150
  • Statistics 1600
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Achieve a minimum composite score of 80% on the English language, the science, and the math modules on the HESI A2 Entrance exam.

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Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA.

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Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. 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 at the local sheriff's office. The results must be sent to Lynn Franck, Wright State University - Lake Campus Nursing Department, 7600 Lake Campus Dr. Celina, OH 45822. FBI and State Criminal Background Check Information (PDF)

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Submit an Admissions Application (PDF). Please attach copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended and HESI results scores to the application.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall admission: May 15 

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a space available basis only.

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Complete an interview with an admission panel.

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. 
  • Students who have received a grade lower than a "C" in any nursing courses at a previous college or have been dismissed from any other nursing program  generally are not  eligible for admission to the College of Nursing and Health. If applicable, provide a statement of explanation regarding prior dismissal from any other program for academic or non-academic reasons.

In meeting the admission prerequisite courses or progression requirements:

  • students may repeat any science course once.
  • only two science courses may be repeated.
  • all natural science courses must be current (taken within 5 years of acceptance to the program).

All applicants for admission to the nursing program receive consideration regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, creed, age, political views, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.


Nurse Aid Training and CPR

Completion of a Nurse Aide Training Course or Equivalent

All students must successfully complete a state approved Nurse's Aide training course before entering the first nursing course (NUR 2100).   This course must have been completed within two years of the application deadline, unless the student is currently working as an STNA/CNA. In this situation, a copy of the certificate or course transcript, along with a letter from your employer verifying your current position and years of experience as an STNA/CNA will be acceptable.

It is important that your Certified Nurse Aide course lay a good foundation for the nursing program. Based on the skill set of previous students, we have found that some programs are preferable to others. Consequently, we encourage our students to enroll in a preferred course that will best prepare them for their first nursing course.

Health Status

All students must have a health status consistent with meeting program objectives and be capable of actively participating in all clinical experiences as certified by a physician or a nurse practitioner prior to entrance into Nursing 2100.

Students entering Nursing 2100 must submit proof of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.  Students must maintain current proof of CPR recertification throughout the program.  Courses acceptable for meeting the CPR requirement are:

  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • American Heart Association courses: BLS for the Healthcare Provider or Heartsaver and PBLS
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) is also acceptable.