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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

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RN/BSN Completion
Admission Requirements/ Application

RN/BSN application deadline: September 1 for spring 2015 admission. Please review this page for important information regarding changes to the application process.

Admission Requirements

The application process will be changing for fall 2015 and beyond. Please check back for updates.

Admission requirements for the RN/BSN Completion nursing major include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. All students:

    • Complete the following USP courses prior to RN/BSN admission:
      - Quantitative Reasoning 1 (QA) [e.g., college algebra]
      - Writing 1 (WA)
      - Writing 2 (WB)

    • Complete admission to UW as NUBS major and have official transcripts on file with Admissions Office from each previously attended college or university. In addition, official AP scores used for college credit need to be on file with Admissions Office.

    • Complete application packet to the School of Nursing.

    • Have a grade of "C" or better and a minimum nursing grade point average (NGPA) of 2.50 calculated on all completed core courses.

    • Do not repeat a core course more than once.

    • Do not repeat more than four core courses in total. (Course withdrawals are not considered repeats).

  2. Students who have completed an ADN or Diploma in Nursing program:

    • Have active, unencumbered RN licensure within the United States.

  3. Students currently enrolled in a Wyoming ADN program:

    • Provide transcript noting current enrollment in nursing program.

Scholastic Requirements

School of Nursing
BSN Program Scholastic Requirements

University and College of Health Sciences policies governing scholastic requirements, including major changes, probation and dismissal, apply to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. In addition to university/college requirements, the School of Nursing has the following scholastic requirements:

  1. Grade of at least a C in all required courses with one exception. Grade of B or better is required in CHEM 1000 (Introductory Chemistry).

  2. Prerequisites must be met with C or better prior to entering each nursing course.

  3. A cumulative Nursing G.P.A. (NGPA) of 2.75 (Basic BSN and BRAND) or 2.50 (RN/BSN) based on required courses is the minimum required for admission to the nursing major.

  4. Students must attain a 2.00 (C) or S in each nursing course, as well as a cumulative Nursing G.P.A. (NGPA) of 2.75 (Basic BSN and BRAND) or 2.50 (RN/BSN) based on required courses to progress.

  5. Single prerequisite, requisite, core, or nursing major course may not be repeated more than once.

  6. Only a total of four prerequisite, requisite, or core courses may be repeated.

  7. Only a total of two nursing courses in the major may be repeated.


  • All nursing theory and combined courses must be taken for a grade.

  • Clinical courses are graded S/U only.

  • Students may petition an exception to the same School of Nursing policy only one time.


  • UW policy in effect for courses completed prior to Fall 2006:

    • First repeat: only the second credit and grade is used to calculate the cumulative GPA.

    • If repeated more than once, the second grade and all subsequent grades together with the grade points of these attempts will enter the computation of the cumulative average.

    • If a mark of W, S, or U is assigned in a repeated course, the previous grade assigned will stand except when an S or U is earned repeating a previous S or U (see UW Catalog).

  • UW policy in effect for courses completed Fall 2006 forward:
    Students may repeat course work; however, credit earned in any given course (or equivalent course) is applicable toward a degree requirement only once. All grade entries remain on the student's record, but only the last grade earned will be calculated in the UW cumulative grade point average. (see UW Catalog)

  • Students with repeated courses completed prior to and/or after fall 2006 may see both variances of the UW repeat policy reflected on their transcript. Courses repeated prior to fall 2006 will remain coded based on the previous policy.

Approved by AP Meeting 3/31/2010
Approved: Basic BSN Meeting 9/4/2013
& Prelicensure Meeting 9/25/2013

UW Admission Process

  1. Directions

    • Application to the University of Wyoming occurs prior to application to the School of Nursing. UW has a separate application/fee. Click into the UW Admissions web site link in the next bullet below to apply online or email/call Admissions as directed on the UW Admissions web page.

    • Email/call UW Admissions to monitor status of UW application, especially if the School of Nursing application deadline is approaching.

  2. UW Admissions Application

    • UW Admissions Application: (click on this link to go to the UW Admissions application site).

    • Questions about the UW application? Call or email admissions as follows: Phone: 1-800-342-5996 or (307) 766-5160; Email:

  3. Transfer Evaluation

    • For all students
      Students first need to be admitted to the University of Wyoming as a NUBS major (this is the coding used for the RN/BSN Completion students).

    • For students without previous baccalaureate degree:
      The Registrar's Office completes a transcript evaluation after admission to UW.

    • For students with previous baccalaureate degree:
      The Registrar's Office does not provide transcript evaluations for students with prior baccalaureate degrees. Instead, course transfer evaluations are provided by the RN/BSN Completion office once students are admitted to the university.

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Admission


Application Deadlines

Strictly Enforced! - The following is the School of Nursing RN/BSN Completion program application deadline. (Postmarks do not meet the application deadline):

  • Spring semester application deadline: September 1

  • Fall 2015 semester and beyond application deadlines: please check back for updates


School of Nursing Application Packet for Fall 2015

The application process will be changing for fall 2015 and beyond. Please check back at this location for updates.


School of Nursing Admission Notification

Student notification occurs approximately eight weeks after each application deadline. If offered admission into the program, students then receive from the RN/BSN Completion office a program of study noting degree requirements for the program.


Final Admission

All students accepted by the School of Nursing are offered admission contingent upon successful completion of criminal background check. (The UW College of Health Sciences requires a background check through a specific company. That information is given to the student in their admission letter.) Once completion of the background check has been verified and based on receipt of required acceptance form, students are formally admitted to the School of Nursing major component. Students are alerted through admission letters regarding when and where to obtain the criminal background check; students should not begin process until asked to do so by the School of Nursing. If students complete the criminal background check prior to receiving a School of Nursing admission letter instructing them to do so, the students must repeat the process.

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Out-of-state Applicants

The implementation of the Higher Education Act – State Authorization has affected the admission of out-of-state students in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing RN/BSN Completion Program. Therefore this program is no longer admitting students from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.

Students Residing Outside United States of America

The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing RN/BSN Completion Program is not accepting applications from students residing outside the United States of America at this time.

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