RN to BSN Program Application - External
Woodring College of Education
Minimum Requirements for Acceptance:
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Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on college level work
Currently a Registered Nurse or in the last year of a pre-licensure Associate Degree or Diploma in
Acceptance to the RN-to-BSN Program
Successful completion of a background check
Signed RN-to-BSN Expectations for Academic and Professional Performance, Technology
Assessment & Criminal Conviction Disclosure
You must be a Registered Nurse to complete the RN-to-BSN Program. Nursing students in the last year of an associate degree or a diploma pre-licensure nursing program may apply to the WWU RN-to-BSN Program if graduating before starting the RN-to-BSN Program coursework. Recent associate degree or diploma prepared nurses may be offered "provisional admission" pending successful NCLEX-RN examination completion by the second quarter of study.
Fall Quarter March 1st
Applications received and/or completed after the priority deadline will be considered for acceptance to the program on a space available basis. All Applicants will be notified of their application status periodically
Any applicant who is not accepted to the program or was accepted and did not begin the program, must re-apply to both WWU and the program for future consideration.
RN-to-BSN Program - Application Process Overview
Step One: Apply to Western Washington University
Complete the online Western Washington University Transfer and Post Baccalaureate
Application for Extended Education application.
Official transcripts from all institutions in sealed envelopes sent to WWU admissions office.
(Electronic College transcripts are accepted & encouraged)
Admission application fee
International students IELTS or TOEFL scores (see WWU Admissions website
Step Two: RN-to-BSN Program Application
Contact Information -
W# (if prior WWU Student)
Mailing address (number/street, city, state & zip code)
Phone numbers (home/work/mobile)
Check the box and complete the sentence that applies to you:
I plan to attend
I have a pre-licensure associate degree or diploma in nursing from:
RN License number:
State of licensure:
I am completing my associate degree or diploma in nursing at
I have completed
credits towards my degree and expect to finish
With this application: The following completed documents
must be attached
RN-to-BSN Program Online Application
for your application to be complete. Please use the following hyperlinked forms:
Current Professional Resume
Include all education, employment and professional activities,
Criminal Conviction Disclosure
for Academic and Professional Performance
Under separate cover:
Two professional recommendations
References (Academic; Supervisor; other Professional) to be submitted as a scanned PDF or JPEG document directly by the person completing the form to
for Academic and Professional Performance (there is no form for this document).
Pre-requisite Course Completion
Indicate where you have completed or where you plan to take each pre-requisite course by completing the following worksheet:
I have/will graduate with a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)
I have a previous baccalaureate degree
English - 5 credits
Math - Intro to Statistics - 5 cr
Introduction to Psychology - 5 cr
Life Span Psychology - 5 cr
College Level General
Chemistry w/lab (100+) -5 cr
Anatomy and Physiology w/lab - 10 cr
Microbiology - 5 credits
100/200 level - min 7 credits needed
if no DTA or Post-Bacc
Goal Statement Essay
Complete all 4 questions, each question not to exceed 300 words
The Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2011)
has recommended that the percentage of nurses with a BSN or higher be increased by 80% by 2020. The IOM (2011) also recommends that the percentage of nurses who pursue doctorates be doubled by 2020.
Describe your future professional goals and how you believe obtaining your BSN will contribute to achieving them.
Describe specific expectations and outcomes you desire from your educational experience at WWU.
Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN,2008) advocate for nurses to have a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations and to eliminate health disparities.
Describe experiences you have had working in diverse communities or with disadvantaged populations.
Describe special talents or skills you have (such as language fluency, research, or travel experience) that reflect your commitment to equitable care of vulnerable populations.
If disability accommodation in the admission & application process is needed, please contact the disability access center at 360.650.3083 (voice) 360.650.3715 (fax) 360.255.7175 (VP) or
One week advance notice is appreciated.
Statement of Accuracy
Under penalty of perjury in the state of Washington, I certify that by submitting this form, that the information in my application materials is accurate and agree to comply with all program requirements.
Signatures and Attachments
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