BSN Admission Requirements

BSN Admission Pathways

When you graduate from the BSN program, you will be prepared to enter the workforce as a baccalaureate-trained nurse, a highly sought position in hospitals and other care facilities.

There are three ways that students can be admitted to the Pre-licensure BSN Degree Program at GWC:

  1. Direct Admission as a Freshman: Students may be directly admitted to the BSN Degree Program if they have achieved a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 (unweighted) and an ACT composite score of 23. These students will maintain their status in the BSN program provided they meet the criteria for BSN Degree Program Progression (GPA of 2.75/4.0 score) and completion of all pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher.

  2. Pre-Nursing Admission to the Pre-licensure BSN Degree Program: Students who do not meet the criteria for Direct Admission as a Freshman may enroll in the pre-nursing curriculum and apply for admission to the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program during their final semester of pre-nursing coursework. To qualify for admission, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 score, an acceptable TEAS (ATI) score, and completion of all pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher. Holistic admission criteria will also be considered including:

    • Individual characteristics, including commitment to helping others and integrity
    • Recommendations from teachers, counselors, employers and health care professionals
    • Co-curricular, work, volunteer and life experiences.
    • Honors, awards and accolades

    *See additional admission rules below.

  3. Transfer Admission to the Pre-licensure BSN Degree Program: Students may transfer to GWC at any point prior to acceptance into the Pre-Licensure BSN Degree Program and can apply to the program during their final semester of pre-nursing coursework. Transfer students must meet the same admission criteria, including a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 score, acceptable TEAS (ATI) score, and completion of all pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher. Holistic admission criteria will also be considered (see explanation below).

    *
    See additional admission rules below.

For further information contact Admissions at 262-245-8564 or gwcadmission@aurora.edu.

* Admission Rules

  • All science prerequisites must have been completed within the last ten years.
  • The TEAS (ATI) score is accepted for one year. Applicants may only take the TEAS (ATI) twice in one calendar year. The most recent score will be used for the file review.
  • An interview may be requested at the discretion of the School of Nursing Admissions, Policies, and Standards Committee.
  • Applicants who are graduates of foreign secondary schools where the primary language is not English must obtain a composite score of at least 550 (or a 213-220) on the computer-based test from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or ESL Level 109.
  • The Admissions Committee does not deny an applicant because of an occasional “W” on their transcript. If an applicant has a pattern of excessive withdraws and/or course repeats an interview may be requested.
  • Students are required to have successfully completed 60 SH prior to entering the nursing program.
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