Residential BSN Admissions Requirements

Because the professional nurse deals with lives of people – adults and children – it is essential that nursing students exhibit a high caliber of academic and personal performance. Criteria for entrance into the School of Nursing are established in an attempt to ensure our students and graduates meet the profession’s high standards. These criteria cover four major areas: academic, testing, health and criminal background checks.

Instructions for Fall 2014 OKWU Traditional BSN Admissions

Traditional BSN Admission Application

 

Academic criteria

1. Completion of a minimum of 32 college credit hours of study
2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
3. Completion of at least two of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better

  • Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

4. English Composition I & II
5. General Psychology

Note: All of the courses listed above must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to progress to junior level nursing courses.

If positions are limited, additional consideration will be given to students’ ACT, SAT, GPA, and other test scores in making decisions for admission to the School of Nursing.

Testing Criteria

There are two ways in which you can meet the testing criteria:
1. National ACT/SAT Composite Scores

BSN applicants who have met the following are exempt from our entrance exam:

  • Composite score of 23 or higher on the national ACT exam
  • Composite score of 1620 or higher on the national SAT exam

Note: Test scores on official college and high school transcripts are considered official documentation as well as an official ACT/SAT test score transcript.

2. BSN Entrance Exam

The entrance exam, known as the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), must be taken if an ACT/SAT composite score is below the accepted composite scores listed above. All applicants must be able to reach the TEAS V benchmark score within three attempts for acceptance in the Traditional BSN program. TEAS V Testing is available on the Bartlesville campus starting in April through June. Applicants who cannot test on-site will have to make arrangements to test through www.atitesting.com.

Health Criteria

This requirement will be necessary after the applicant has been accepted by the university. Information will be sent upon admittance into the Traditional BSN program but applicants can view the requirements below or locate them in the Traditional BSN packet.

Student Health Requirements 2013-2014

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen

This requirement will be necessary after the applicant has been accepted by the university. Information will be sent for this criteria upon admittance into the Traditional BSN program.

Required Documents for Traditional BSN Acceptance

Testing Criteria

There are two ways in which you can meet the testing criteria:

1. National ACT/SAT Composite Scores

BSN applicants who have met the following are exempt from our entrance exam:

  • Composite score of 23 or higher on the national ACT exam
  • Composite score of 1620 or higher on the national SAT exam

Note: Test scores on official college and high school transcripts are considered official documentation as well as an official ACT/SAT test score transcript.

2. BSN Entrance Exam

The entrance exam, known as the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), must be taken if an ACT/SAT composite score is below the accepted composite scores listed above. All applicants must be able to reach the TEAS V benchmark score within three attempts for acceptance in the Traditional BSN program. TEAS V Testing is available on the Bartlesville campus starting in April through June. Applicants who cannot test on-site will have to make arrangements to test through www.atitesting.com.