Aug 05, 2020
Admission into the BSN Program (RN Transition/Post-licensure)
The RN Transition program is streamlined to provide the student who has completed all the core and prerequisites to complete the courses leading to a BSN in as little as 3 semesters. Students may enter the program in either the Fall, Spring, or Summer I semester. Courses are delivered online to enable students to maintain full-time employment while completing the course of study. The faculty is prepared to create an outstanding online experience; students engage in a collaborative supportive environment, receiving support from classmates and mentorship from faculty members.
To increase the opportunity for nurses to progress their education from ADN to BSN, the Wilson School of Nursing has signed Articulation and/or Consortium for Advancing Baccalaureate Education in Texas (CABNET) Agreements with many Texas Community Colleges. This assists with a pathway for nurses to achieve their baccalaureate degrees and removes economic and curriculum barriers. This will promote a seamless transition between associate degree graduates seeking to achieve a BSN.
The student must
- complete an application for admission to the RN Transition and/or BSN Program;
- hold licensure as a Registered Nurse (Texas or designated State), this is required for the RN Transition program;
- have official transcripts from all colleges/universities and/or diploma school of nursing sent to MSU Admissions;
- all Nursing pre-requisite and Texas Core courses must be completed before starting the RN Transition Program. Must meet requirement of 30 advanced hours at Midwestern State University for this degree. A student can select an elective course at the 3000-4000 level;
- eligible RN Transition students may receive up to 38 hours credit awarded for completion of Associate Degree Program;
- provide documentation of the following prior to enrollment in clinical courses:
- professional liability insurance;
- completion of physical examination;
- health insurance;
- compliance with State or program mandated immunizations;
- current licensure (GNs may enroll in one semester of nursing courses with the stipulation that they must pass the NCLEX-RN prior to completion of the course. If they do not pass NCLEX, no further progression in the RN Transition program will be permitted until successful completion of NCLEX is accomplished.);
- American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR;
- criminal background check; and
- ten panel urine drug screen.
The RN Transition program:
- See university undergraduate catalog for progression and readmission polices.
- All core and nursing pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to taking any of the courses in the RN Transition curriculum. The core and nursing pre-requisite courses can be taken at any community college or university. The applicant to the RN Transition program must be Texas Core Curriculum complete at the institution of choice.
- Applicants applying to the RN Transition program must meet MSU residency requirements (30 hours at Midwestern State University) including completion of the writing proficiency exam or enroll in and pass ENGL 2113 at Midwestern State University.
- RN Transition students must complete all nursing courses within a two (2) (24 months) year period of time beginning with the first nursing course.
- RN Transition students must maintain enrollment in at least two (2) courses per semester. Students who do not maintain enrollment for one (1) semester will be placed on inactive status and will need to submit a letter to the RN Transition Coordinator at the Wilson School of Nursing (WSON). The letter will be reviewed by the Coordinator in collaboration with the WSON Student Affairs Committee. The RN Transition Coordinator/Academic Advisor will discuss and create a new degree plan in order to continue.
- RN Transition students are eligible to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program during or upon completion of the BSN. See graduate catalog for application deadline, admission requirements and further details on the MSN programs available.
Core Curriculum Specifics and Additional Requirements
Nursing Courses Required for the RN to BSN Degree - 27 semester hours plus 3 hour advanced elective - 30 semester hours
Credit Awarded for ADN - up to 38 hours
Major Hours including Articulation Agreement - up to 68 hours
Electives and Writing Proficiency Requirement
Approved electives to bring total to 120 semester credit hours, if needed. May need to be advanced (3000- or 4000-level) to meet requirement of 30 advanced hours for this degree.
Writing Proficiency Requirement (Pass exam or take and pass ENGL 2113 )