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. Freshman Direct Admission Option
    If you meet all of the criteria listed below, you are eligible to apply for direct admission as an incoming freshman. Provided that you continue to progress satisfactorily, you will complete your BSN without having to reapply for admission.

    • A minimum composite ACT score of 23 or composite SAT-R score of 1130
    • An ACT math subscore of 23 or SAT-R math subscore of 570
    • A high school GPA of 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 scale)

  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 will be accepted for one year. Applicants may take the TEAS (ATI) exam twice in one year, with at least 90 days in between test dates. 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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