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Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Why Choose Nursing?

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 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).

The professional nurse is increasingly being viewed as the nucleus of the health care system, as well as serving as an advocate for health care consumers. Therefore, Wright State's program prepares self-directed graduates who can function as generalists in a number of settings and work in collaboration with other health professionals to coordinate and improve the health care of individuals, families, and communities. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Wright State is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Careers

Nurses care for individuals and families from birth to death in local as well as international communities. Workplace environments can include newborn nurseries to elderly care facilities and school clinics to the World Health Organization. This program prepares you to participate in research to improve the health of people and/or improve health care practices.

Real-World Experience

The college has contracts with over 200 agencies in the area including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, county health departments, nursing homes, school systems, senior citizens centers, and daycare centers which can be used for clinical experiences and/or research.  Students are introduced to the varied aspects of nursing through theory and research in the classroom. Outside the classroom, students will have clinical experiences in health assessment, maternity, pediatrics, adult health, community health, mental health, and complex care settings. You will complete over 950 hours in clinical practice, laboratory, and simulated settings. Based on space availability, classes and clinical experiences may be offered days, evenings, or weekends.

Success Stories

She traces her desire to become a nurse back to growing up in her native Haiti, where as a 10-year-old girl she came to the aid of a bleeding man.
Katelyn Richardson, a sophomore at the Lake Campus, wants to get her bachelor’s degree in nursing and then her master’s so she can become a nurse practitioner.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Nursing program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Admission

Direct from High School Admission

Eligibility

The College of Nursing and Health and Wright State University—Lake Campus admits students to the program directly from high school. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • High school cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
  • ACT score of 22 or higher or SAT score of 1030 or higher
  • Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student by February 15th of your senior year of high school.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • 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 a 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, Ohio 45822. FBI and State Criminal Background Check Information (PDF)
  • Submit an intent to enroll form by May 15 for fall start

General Admission

Eligibility

If you are already a current college student, you must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the undergraduate nursing program:

  • Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student.
  • Complete by the application deadline date 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
  • Achieve a minimum composite score of 75 percent on the English language, the science, and the math modules on the HESI A2 Entrance exam.
  • Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • 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 a 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, Ohio 45822. FBI and State Criminal Background Check Information (PDF)
  • Submit an Admissions Application (PDF) by May 15 for a fall start. Please attach copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended and HESI results scores to the application. Applications received after May 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis only.
  • 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: the 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.
  • natural science courses must be current (taken within five 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

You 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.

If you are entering Nursing 2100, you must submit proof of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. You 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.

 


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