Kansas Wesleyan University
100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina, Kansas 67401
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RN to BSN Program Details
The Division/Department of Nursing Education also offers a program for RN’s who have a diploma in nursing or an associate degree in nursing to earn a BSN degree with minimum repetition of content.
Currently licensed graduates of an accredited diploma nursing program or an accredited associate degree nursing program are eligible to apply for articulation into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). Licensed graduates from out-of –state programs will be individually evaluated.
The registered nurse follows these steps for articulation:
1. Apply and be accepted by the university.
2. Have cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4 point scale. Applicants who have a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.59 may be considered for admission if they have a GPA of at least 2.6 on all pre-requisite support courses for nursing.
3. The applicant must complete all of the Liberal Studies requirements for the baccalaureate degree. The registered nurse applicant must complete at least the required support courses for nursing prior to taking the first nursing course. Most of these support courses will meet Liberal Studies requirements.
BSN Program Details
The Division/Department of Nursing Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN). The BSN degree is a four-year program with a major in nursing. The Mission of the Division/Department of Nursing Education is to provide professional nursing education for students that is characterized by excellence and rooted in a Christian liberal arts tradition. The baccalaureate degree in nursing qualifies the graduate to take the licensure exam (NCLEX-RN), to take beginning positions in professional nursing, and to begin graduate study.
Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a two-step process:
1. Admission to Kansas Wesleyan University as a pre-nursing student.
2. Application to the BSN program is made in the sophomore year or after the student has completed the majority of the liberal studies and support courses** related to nursing.
-Applicants must have a 2.6 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.59 may be considered for admission if they have a GPA of 2.6 on pre-requisite support courses for the nursing program.
-Applicants must have completed NURS 250, Introduction to Professional Nursing and required support courses for nursing with a grade of “C” or higher.
-A minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 is required of students for whom English is their second language.
Applicants should be advised that nursing licenses may be denied or disciplined by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN). Possible grounds for such action may include being guilty of any felony being guilty of a misdemeanor that involves an illegal drug offense if the KSBN determines that such a person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. Also considered are patterns of practice and other behaviors exhibiting an apparent incapacity to practice nursing. The Kansas State Board of Nursing will deny licensure in Kansas to an individual who has been convicted of a felony crime against a person. All criminal history must be revealed to and will be evaluated by the KSBN before licensure is granted or denied.