The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Waynesburg University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.
Given the demands of today's health care system, the greatest need in the nursing workforce is for nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels. With the Institute of Medicine calling for baccalaureate preparation for at least 80% of the nursing workforce, the evidence clearly shows that higher levels of nursing education are linked with lower mortality rates, fewer errors, and better outcomes, according to the AACN (Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce, 2012).
Students matriculating Fall 2014 and beyond: Achievement of at least a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0) by the end of the second semester of the Exploring Nursing (freshman) year.
Current students who matriculated prior to Fall 2014: Achievement of at least a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) by the end of the second semester of the Exploring Nursing (freshman) year.
Completion of 24 credits of required courses in the nursing major with a grade of C or higher in all courses.
Completion of anatomy and physiology with a grade of C or higher during the freshman year.
Completion of clinical requirements and criminal clearance background checks by October 1.
RN to BSN
Registered Nurse applicants who wish to enroll in the RN to BSN Program must submit a formal application for admission to the University and must fulfill all stated admission requirements.
Licensed Practical Nurse students (LPN to BSN) who have graduated from state approved practical nursing programs may enter as first-year students on either a full-time or part-time basis while completing the general education requirements. Applicants must submit a formal application of admission to the University and must fulfill all stated admission requirements. In addition, the applicant must have a personal interview in the Department of Nursing and submit the following to the Director of the BSN Program:
An official transcript from a state approved, practical nurse program.
Evidence of current practical nurse licensure.
A transcript of any academic credits earned from institutions of higher education.
Standardized test results including NLN Examinations taken at other institutions.
Advanced placement may be obtained by transfer credit and credit by examination in accordance with University policy.
Credit by examination is granted through CLEP, departmental examinations, and/or standardized National League for Nursing Tests or their equivalent.
Students who are admitted to the University enter as first-year students and are admitted into the Department of Nursing as nursing majors when all prerequisites have been met, prior to entering the third year (junior year) of the curriculum.
The LPN to BSN students must meet the same requirements for admission, progression, withdrawal, dismissal, reinstatement, and graduation as the Basic BSN student.
The undergraduate nursing program offers a curriculum sequence for students wishing to pursue a career in professional nursing. View the undergraduate nursing program requirements in the academic catalog for more information.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the nursing major in order to progress to the junior and senior years of the nursing curriculum.
Students must satisfy all clinical prerequisites prior to enrollment in clinical courses.