Application Steps

To apply for the BSN-C Program, you must have a current RN license without restrictions. To apply to the BSN-C Scholars Program, you need special permission.

  1. Apply to the University as a transfer student, declaring BSN Completion Program as your major.

    When you declare your major, you will be listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all admission requirements.
  2. Apply to the School of Nursing (this often happens while you are applying to the University).
    1. Fill out the application. Compile all items on the checklist (last page of the application) in a single packet and do not staple.
    2. Make sure the items in your application are current and not expired.
    3. Mail application packet to the school of nursing before the application deadline (5PM CST on following dates):
      1. August 1st for fall semester start
      2. December 1st for spring semester start
      3. May 1st for summer semester start
    4. You will then receive information about background check and drug screening.
  3. Contact the School of Nursing.
    1. Make sure your application has been received in full.
    2. Make an appointment with a BSN-C advisor to ask questions and write a tentative plan of study.
  4. Register for classes after you and your advisor discuss a plan.
    1. All components of the application must be completed before you can be given permission to enroll in a class.
    2. Orientation must be completed before class begins.
    3. Any student who has registered for nursing classes, but has not completed application or orientation will be dropped from the nursing class.
  5. Attend the Nursing Orientation:
    1. Offered the Monday before classes begin each semester (August, January, June).
    2. Meet your classmates, staff, and faculty.
    3. Pay for: nametag, polo shirt, and Typhon (student tracking system).
    4. Complete HIPAA and Blood Borne Pathogen online trainings.
    5. Sign a student disclosure form.
    6. Learn how the program works and how to navigate the online systems and support features.
    7. Learn about campus resources, such as:
      1. Financial aid
      2. Writing Center
      3. Library
  6. Take classes:
    1. Nursing classes
      1. There are two classes requiring clinical hours. Clinical hours are completed in a community agency in the community where you live.
    2. University General Education Requirements:
      1. General education classes are not pre-requisites; they may be taken at the same time as the nursing classes.
      2. The writing II requirement will be met by the nursing courses.
      3. The sciences may have been met in your basic nursing program (check with your advisor).
      4. SOC 150 and PSY 121 are both required by the nursing program.