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Your Path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

1. Pre-Nursing—(Major Code: 700)

A basic or transfer student who is not admitted to the WTAMU BSN program is considered to be a Pre-Nursing major.

2. Major in Nursing—Basic and Transfer Students (Major Code: 701)

When a student applies and is admitted to the WTAMU BSN program and begins Junior I nursing courses, the major code is changed to Code 701, unless the student is a registered LVN, in which case the major code is changed to 713 (see below).

  • Transfer Nursing Students (who were previously enrolled in an ADN or BSN Program) must:
    • Be in good academic standing and eligible for readmission at the last nursing program attended.
    • Provide documentation from the dean or appropriate department head of the last nursing program attended that states readmission eligibility and academic standing.
    • Submit copies of official transcripts from each institution attended to the School of Nursing.
  • Senior or Community College
    • Students transferring from a senior college or community college nursing program into the basic nursing program must submit copies of nursing course syllabi. If the transferring courses are less than five years old, courses will be evaluated for transfer on an individual basis. If courses are more than five years old, see "Returning Basic WTAMU Students and Transferring Basic Students" in this section.
  • Returning Basic WTAMU Students and Transferring Basic Students
    • Any basic/traditional student, WTAMU or transferring, who has not been enrolled in clinical nursing courses in the past five years, must demonstrate competency by examination prior to being rescheduled into the nursing curriculum. A course-specific exam, which will be a standardized test, will be given. The exam may be taken one time. A fee is charged for each exam. If the student is unsuccessful, the student will be scheduled into that/those clinical course(s) as space is available. For further information, refer to "Advanced Placement and Credit by Examination" in your catalog.

3. Major in Nursing—LVN to Pre-licensure RN (Major Code: 713)

For students who are licensed vocational nurses. WTAMU School of Nursing does not currently offer an online LVN to BSN program. LVN prepared students to pursue traditional Pre-Licensure BSN program offered at WTAMU which is offered on campus only. 

Degree Requirements & Resources

BSN degree: 120-121 Total Hours

Program Resources

University Core Curriculum Requirements  
Additional Nursing Requirements  

How to Apply to the WTAMU B.S.N. Program

Step 1: Apply and be admitted to the University  
Step 2: Transfer & Post Bach students should contact the WTAMU Nursing Counselor  
Step 3: Complete or be enrolled in the last six or fewer Pre-Nursing required Courses  
Step 4: Take the pre-admission HESI (A2) Admission Assessment Exam  
Step 5: Complete an Application to the BSN Nursing Program  

BSN Career Close-Up

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Nursing career benefits of a nurse who holds a B.S.N. include:

  • Advancement into management and other healthcare leadership positions
  • Opportunities for higher wages and higher level nursing positions
  • Opportunities in more diverse fields, such as risk management and quality assurance
  • Greater potential for employment across the state and nationally
  • Preparation for a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) educational program

Average WT Nursing program graduates salary is $63,808.
Average National salary is $50,771.

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Health Care Industry page for more industry information. 

Scholarships & Program Cost

There are numerous scholarships and financial aid programs available to BSN degree students.

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Pre-License Nursing Counselor
Michelle Kirksey
(806) 651-2693
WT Nursing Office
(806) 651-2630