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Pre-Admission Requirements: Traditional BS in Nursing Track

What you need to apply:

 

GPA: 2.75 or greater

Traditional Track Pre-Requisites (to be completed prior to admission into the sophomore level nursing coursework):

  • Anatomy & Physiology: a full sequence of at least 12 credits with labs
  • Nutrition: usually 4 credits
  • General Psychology: 3-4 credits
  • General Sociology: 3-4 credits
  • Writing/English Composition: 6 credits of College Writing (3 additional credits of research writing must be successfully completed prior to the junior year)
  • Helpful courses (these courses are NOT required for admission into the sophomore level nursing coursework, however, it is strongly encouraged that the applicant have courses in these areas completed:

    • History:  U.S. History, World History, or Western Civilization. A total of 8 credits are required for graduation
    • Humanities:  General literature, general philosophy, art or music appreciation/history (but no more than 8 credits in any one category).  These are the only courses that will count towards humanities at WWU.  A total of 12 credits are required for graduation
    • P.E.:  Two activity based courses are required to satisfy the general studies graduation requirement
    • Human Growth & Development: Must be through the lifespan.  This is a nursing cognate course.
    • Religion: 12 to 18 credits of religion (depending on your credit requirements) are required for graduation.  It is helpful to have some of these credits completed prior to the beginning of the sophomore level nursing courses.  RELIGION CREDITS ARE NOT TRANSFERRABLE AND MUST BE COMPLETED AT WWU.

Please note:  Applicants must have 42 quarter credit hours of prerequisite coursework completed prior to acceptance to the sophomore level nursing courses.  Applicants with 48 quarter credits or more will be given preference.

For steps to applying, click here.


Pre-Admission Requirements: Transfer BS in Nursing College Place Start

What you need to apply:

 

GPA: 2.75 or greater

Transfer BS in Nursing: College Place Start Pre-Requisites (to be completed prior to admission into the sophomore level nursing coursework):

  • Anatomy & Physiology: a full sequence of at least 12 credits with labs
  • Nutrition: usually 4 credits
  • General Psychology: 3-4 credits
  • General Sociology: 3-4 credits
  • Writing/English Composition: 6 credits of College Writing (3 additional credits of research writing must be successfully completed prior to the junior year)
  • Helpful courses (these courses are NOT required for admission into the sophomore level nursing coursework, however, it is strongly encouraged that the applicant have courses in these areas completed:

    • History:  U.S. History, World History, or Western Civilization. A total of 8 credits are required for graduation
    • Humanities:  General literature, general philosophy, art or music appreciation/history (but no more than 8 credits in any one category).  These are the only courses that will count towards humanities at WWU.  A total of 12 credits are required for graduation
    • P.E.:  Two activity based courses are required to satisfy the general studies graduation requirement
    • Human Growth & Development: Must be through the lifespan.  This is a nursing cognate course.
    • Religion: 12 to 18 credits of religion (depending on your credit requirements) are required for graduation.  It is helpful to have some of these credits completed prior to the beginning of the sophomore level nursing courses.  RELIGION CREDITS ARE NOT TRANSFERRABLE AND MUST BE COMPLETED AT WWU.

Please note:  Applicants must have 42 quarter credit hours of prerequisite coursework completed prior to acceptance to the sophomore level nursing courses.  Applicants with 48 quarter credits or more will be given preference.

For steps to applying, click here.

 


Pre-Admission Requirements: Transfer BS in Nursing Track Portland Start

What you need to apply:

 

GPA: 3.25 or greater (cumulative, college-level, non-vocational)

Typically, the student accepted has A's and B's in Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology.

Portland Transfer Track Pre-Requisites (must be completed to be eligible for the Portland transfer BS in Nursing track):  

The credit hours listed below are for the quarter system. If your credits are from a semester school, just multiply them by 1.5 for the quarter equivalent (Example: 3 credit semester class = 4.5 quarter credits).

  • Anatomy & Physiology: a full sequence of at least 12 credits with labs
  • Microbiology: usually 4-5 credits with lab
  • Chemistry: at least 8 credits with labs. It can be Organic/Inorganic, or Biochemistry
  • Nutrition: usually 3-4 credits
  • General Psychology: 3-4 credits
  • General Sociology: 3-4 credits
  • Human Growth & Development: must be through the lifespan
  • Statistics: must be descriptive and inferential. An additional math class is not required for the nursing major but local community colleges' statistics usually has a prerequisite math class of at least a 100 level.  Statistics classes with prefixes other than MATH or STATS may not be adequate.
  • Writing/English Composition: 8-9 credits of College Writing/English Composition including Research Writing
  • P.E.: 1 activity-based course, such as tennis and/or aerobics.  A total of 2 credits are required for graduation
  • History: at least 3-4 credits in U.S. History, World History, or Western Civilization. A total of 8 credits are required for graduation
  • Humanities:  at least 6 credits in general literature, general philosophy, art or music appreciation/history, but no more than 8 credits in any one category.  These are the only courses that will count towards humanities at WWU.  A total of 12 credits are required for graduation
  • Helpful courses (these courses are offered at WWU Portland campus, but is okay if you already have them):

    • Speech (public speaking) 3-4 credits
    • Privilege & Oppression 3-4 credits

Please refer to the transfer guide for more specific information on which courses will transfer from colleges within the local Portland, OR area.

For steps to applying, click here.

Important Notes

  • Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry and Microbiology classes that are more than 5 years old are not accepted
  • No grade lower than a C is accepted in all nursing prerequisite and cognate courses
  • All transfer courses must be 100 level or above
  • Advance placement credit must be documented
  • The School of Nursing reserves the right to revise, add or withdraw courses as necessary to ensure the quality of the nursing program
Last update on March 20, 2018