Take the Next Step
Finding the right college means finding the right fit. See all that the College of Health, Education, and Human Services has to offer by visiting campus.
On this page:
If you are an LPN, EMT, paramedic, military medic/corpsman, or other health care worker with previous training in certain specialties, you can complete your BSN in as little as 20 months (five consecutive semesters) through Wright State’s BSN-Alternative Pre-Licensure Pathway.
This program option evaluates previous health care training to provide college credit if you are employed in one of the career fields mentioned above or have already earned a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field and have direct patient care experience. A variety of specialized services are available.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
View the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits (Total 13)|
|NUR 2124||Intro & Assessment (IW)||7|
|HLT 3400||Pharmacology||3* nursing support course|
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits (Total 16)|
|NUR 3420||Mental Health||6|
|NUR 3480||Care of Adults||7|
|NUR 3200||Family Diversity||3|
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits (Total 11)|
|NUR 3300||Foundations of EBP (IW)||3|
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits (Total 12)|
|NUR 4420||Critical Care||6|
|NUR 4440||Public Health||6|
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits (Total 13)|
|NUR 4460||Leadership Mgmt./Preceptorship||10|
|Elective||3* nursing support course|
MC = Multicultural
IW = Integrated Writing
Additional courses may be needed to fulfill all graduation requirements. 120 semester hours required for BSN.
To be eligible to apply to the undergraduate nursing program, you must meet the following criteria:
Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student.
Complete by the application deadline date the following admission prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better, maintaining a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA:
*BIO 1050 will only be accepted for the biology requirement for students admitted to Wright State prior to Fall 2022.
If you begin the anatomy and physiology series Fall 2015 or beyond, you must provide evidence of taking both anatomy and physiology courses at the same institution to ensure coverage of all necessary content prior to starting your series of nursing courses. This requirement will be only be waived if you provide documentation in the form of a course syllabus or other similar documentation that provides evidence of all required anatomy and physiology content.
Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA.
Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is to your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the application deadline. The results must be sent to the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences, 160 University Hall, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.
Submit an Application for Admission (PDF) to the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences Student Affairs Office. Please attach copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended and HESI result scores to the application. Complete applications and all supporting documentation, should only be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: May 15
Admission to the school is competitive due to constraints of the affiliating clinical facilities and program resources. The most qualified applicants are selected based on the following criteria: the achievement of a minimum score on the HESI A2 Entrance exam, admission prerequisite course work GPA, cumulative undergraduate course work GPA, and criminal records check.
In meeting the admission prerequisite courses or progression requirements:
All applicants for admission to the nursing program receive consideration regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, creed, age, political views, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.
Questions or concerns? Ask an advisor.
APP BSN - Student Checklist for Nursing Compliance Requirements
Upon receipt of your acceptance letter to the BSN program, set up your CastleBranch (CB) account. Then complete all of these items and load them into your CB account by August 1 if you are admitted for the Fall Semester.
*Review Prelicensure Program Requirements on the Handbooks and Requirements page for more information for these items:
If you fail to submit all of these documents by the deadline, you may be ineligible to start the nursing program.
In addition, be sure to order and purchase your nursing uniforms. See Handbooks and Requirements for more information.
|Previous Educational/Direct Care Experience||Nurses Aid Training Course Completion Required Prior to Starting First Nursing Course?||HESI Test Results Required for Application?|
|Military medic, EMT, paramedic||Yes, or written verification of nurse aid experiences||Yes|
|Bachelor’s degree with healthcare experience||Yes||No|
|Other Health related experiences or careers||To be determined on and individual basis by the acting chair||Yes|
The Evolve Reach RN Admission Assessment Exam (A2) is a computer-based test consisting of a number of separate modules.
The test has three modules
For the May 15 application deadline: You must register for the test by May 1. The test must be taken no later than May 8. Normally, you can take the test within a week after registration.
For the September 15 application deadline: You must register for the test by September 1. The test must be taken no later than September 8.
To register for your Elsevier I HESI exam, you will need an Evolve student account. If you do not already have one, you can create it at:
Click on the “Register for Distance Testing” link located under HESI Secured Exams. Click on the “Register” button and then “Redeem/Checkout.” You will then create an account. Once you have completed that, you will be taken back to “My Cart” and must hit “Submit.” You can access your login credentials by clicking “My Account” and selecting “Account Settings”. When you return to My Evolve you will see a HESI Assessment section in your Content List. Click the link for “Student Access” to get started.
You will be then taken to the HESI Assessment Homepage. From there click on “Register for Distance Testing Exam” and do the following:
You will receive an email Confirmation Notice indicating that you may schedule your exam. Please carefully review the information contained in your Confirmation Notice. If any of the information is incorrect, or if the information has changed, please contact Elsevier Review and Testing at email@example.com. Failure to do so could result in forfeiture of your testing appointment and associated fees. PLEASE NOTE: You will receive your Eligibility ID within 1-3 business days of our receipt of your eligibility request.
Once it is processed, you will receive an email confirming your eligibility and providing instruction that directs you to the Prometric website to schedule and pay for the exam.
If you have problems while registering for the exam (i.e., error messages), please contact Evolve at 800.950.2728 x6935.
Please visit website for current price of test.
You can take the test at any Prometric testing center. There is a testing center on Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek. Once you follow the registration process listed above, you will receive an email confirming your eligibility and providing instruction that directs you to the Prometric website to schedule and pay for the exam.
You can purchase Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition (ISBN 978-1455703333) or purchase an online course. The study guide can be purchased at the Wright State bookstore. To purchase the text online and register for the online review go to https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/product/9781455703333?role=student.
Also, you can purchase McGraw-Hill’s Nursing School Entrance Exams, 2rd Edition (ISBN 978-0071810494).
Wright State University College of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences has no age limit on the test scores. You may take the test at any time.
Students are permitted four hours to complete the test.
You must achieve a composite score of 75 percent on each subject area of the test.
There are two versions of the exam. You are allowed to test once on each version within a 6-month period. You may register for the exam and only take the sections that need an improved score, but you will be required to pay the full price for the exam.
If you do not pass the HESI RN Assessment Exam on your second attempt, you are no longer eligible to apply for admission to the college.
Successful completion of the B.S.N. meets the educational requirements for the RN license in Ohio as regulated by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Successful completion of the B.S.N. meets the educational requirements for RN licensure in all other states, but other requirements may vary from state to state. If you are planning to pursue RN licensure in a state other than Ohio, please contact the licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.