Students must meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into Western’s RN-to-BSN Program:
- A Registered Nurse license or in the last year of a pre-licensure associate degree or diploma nursing program. New graduates may be offered provisional acceptance pending successful completion of the NCLEX-RN and RN licensure.
- Completion of at least 90 transferable quarter-system credits including the following nursing prerequisite courses:
- English Composition (5 credits) or equivalent
- General Chemistry with lab (5 credits) or equivalent
- Anatomy & Physiology with lab (10 credits) or equivalent
- Microbiology (5 credits) or equivalent
- Introduction to Psychology (3-5 credits) or equivalent
- Life Span Psychology (5 credits) or equivalent
- Statistics (5 credits) or equivalent
- Humanities (7 credits minimum) Please refer to the Admissions Transfer Equivalency Guide to determine if your course credits are transferrable as Humanities Credits. A DTA or previous Baccalaureate degree take care of this requirement.
- Evidence of good academic standing and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (cumulative GPA less than 2.75 may be considered if other application components are strong).
- Admission to Western Washington University. Applications to Western and the RN-to-BSN Program can be submitted simultaneously; there is no need to wait for acceptance into Western before applying to the RN-to-BSN Program.
Prior to start of the Program, accepted students will need to provide:
- Successful completion of background check, drug screening and Health and Certification requirements (listed below).
- Registered Nurse Licensure or eligibility to take NCLEX-RN
- Background Check
- Drug Screening
- Healthcare Provider CPR or ACLS
- Personal Health Insurance
- Malpractice/Liability Insurance
- Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis B
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis (Tdap)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Influenza (Annual)
- Testing for tuberculosis (PPD or IGRA) (Annual)
Additional requirements for clinical practice placement will be completed during the first quarter of the program.