In order to qualify
for admission into the BSN program, students are required to meet the following
- Students must gain full admission to the
University of Charleston prior to applying for admission to the BSN Program. Contract students or students with
provisional admission will not qualify for admission into the BSN program.
- Admission into the BSN Program occurs by
application prior to the beginning of the sophomore course sequence. Applicants
must be academically admissible or re-admissible.
- Students must be able to demonstrate the
following grade point averages (GPA):
2.75 cumulative average;
2.75 in nursing and health science classes;
- Must earn a C or higher in all science, math,
health science and nursing courses.
- Students must pass the BSN Entrance Exam/TEAS V Test: TEAS
V is the Test of Essential Academic Skills offered by Assessment Technologies
Institute (ATI) and assesses the general academic preparedness of students
entering a nursing program in the areas of Science, Mathematics, Reading and
- To qualify for admission to the BSN program for the 2015-2016
academic year, the minimum passing TEAS score is 62%.
- Students have two attempts to achieve a passing score
by January 15.
- The first TEAS V
exam must be taken by November 1.
- Students are
limited to two attempts per academic year.
Students wanting to prepare for the TEAS V exam prior to testing may order a study guide
from http://www.atitesting.com. TEAS V exams
are scheduled by the University of Charleston Learning Commons located on the
third floor of the Schoenbaum Library, and may be contacted at (304)
357-6983. Information related to the
TEAS V exam is published on the following site: http://www.ucwv.edu/ASC/TEAS-Exam/
5. Complete the freshman level courses listed on
the following site: http://www.ucwv.edu/majors/nursing_bsn/curriculum.aspx
Applications are reviewed by the
BSN Admissions Committee. Student
applications will be reviewed using a point schedule that weighs GPAs, course
work, and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores when qualified applicants
exceed the number of students that the program can accommodate.
Transfer Nursing Students
Transfer nursing student applications will be accepted
beginning January 1 through August 1 or until all seats have been filled.
Transfer nursing students must meet the admission
criteria previously listed in this document.
In addition, transfer nursing students must:
- submit a letter of good academic and professional
standing from the transfer nursing program director.
- have a
cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale and a 2.75 GPA in nursing.
- have completed nursing courses with a “C” or
better in all coursework including science courses, nursing theory and a “C” or
“P” or better in nursing labs or clinical.
- have completed standardized testing requirements
within the accepted scoring level of the UC BSN program and submit copies of
the results from standardized testing such as ATI, HESI, Kaplan, etc.
- submit official transcripts.
The transferring nursing program must be accredited by a State Board of
Registered Professional Nurses. To be transferred, all science and nursing
classes have to be current and taken within the past five years.
Evaluation of Credits
The BSN Department of Nursing
reserves the right to evaluate all transfer credits. Additional departmental testing may be
required to determine student retention level and placement. The BSN faculty
will assess competency levels for placement in the program.
To be considered for
admission, please submit the following documents in their entirety by April 15th
acceptance letter to the University of Charleston from the Admissions office;
- BSN application;
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities
- TEAS V test results;
- Submit a 250 word essay describing why you want
to become a nurse.
nursing students: letter of good academic standing from nursing program
to the BSN program will not be processed until all documentation has been
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Applicants approved for admission will be
notified at their home address via regular mail by May 30.
Clinical Readiness Documentation
Upon admission, additional information regarding
clinical readiness: Criminal Background Check, clinical, health and
immunization requirements will be provided.
Immunization requirements include the vaccines
recommended for health care workers by the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC). These required vaccinations may
be viewed on the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html
Certification by the American Heart Association for health care providers is
also a requirement. Only American Heart
Association CPR will be accepted.
regarding the Criminal Background Check and other clinical readiness
documentation will be forwarded.
BSN Contact Information
further information, please contact:
BSN Administrative Assistant – Cody Frank
Perkins, Riggleman Hall 400, 304-357-4837, firstname.lastname@example.org
BSN Enrollment Coordinator –Karen Hoschar,
Riggleman Hall 410-A, telephone 304-357-4838, email@example.com
BSN Program Chair – Dr. Josephine A. Kahler, Ed.D, R.N., C.S., telephone 304-357-4835, firstname.lastname@example.org