- Students must gain admission to the University of Charleston prior to
applying for admission to 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 in nursing and health science classes
- GPA: C average in science and math courses
- Entrance Exam/TEAS Test: TEAS
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
English. 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 April 15.
Students wanting to prepare for the TEAS exam
prior to testing may order a study guide from http://www.atitesting.com.TEAS
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)
To reach someone to discuss the BSN program, please contact:
- BSN Administrative Assistant – Marybeth Hill,
Riggleman Hall 400, telephone 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. Debra Mullins, Riggleman
Hall 400-A, telephone 304-357-4981, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Charleston BSN Freshman
Freshman applicants by April 15, 2015 must:
- submit a copy of a UC Program Evaluation or
transcripts demonstrating a grade point average of 2.75 or > on
completed freshman-level BSN Program course work;
- complete and submit a BSN Nursing Application for Admissions;
- complete and submit a Test of Essential Academic
Skills (TEAS), a nationally standardized nursing entrance exam that allows
students to demonstrate academic competence in Reading, Math, Science, and
English. Passing score is 62%. Students
wanting to prepare for the TEAS exam prior to testing may order a study guide
from http://www.atitesting.com. TEAS
exams are scheduled by the University of Charleston Learning Commons located on the
third floor of the Schoenbaum Library and may be contacted at 304-347-6983 or
email email@example.com. Additional information regarding the TEAS exam may be
located at http://www.ucwv.edu/ASC/TEAS-Exam/.
- TEAS Exam Scores below proficient level score of 62%
require remediation and retesting.
Students may schedule a retest as needed and are limited to two total TEAS Exam attempts. Students failing the
second TEAS exam are required to wait a period of one year before re-taking the
exam and re-applying to the BSN Program.
Transfer Nursing Students
The transfer nursing student applications will be
accepted beginning January 1, 2015 through August 1, 2015 or until all seats
Transfer students must:
- be officially admitted to the University of
- pass the TEAS entrance exam with a composite
score of 62%..
- 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 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.
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:
acceptance letter to the University of Charleston from the Admissions office;
- BSN application;
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities
- TEAS 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
Applications to the BSN
program will not be processed until all documentation has been submitted to:
BSN Administrative Assistant
University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Riggleman Hall 400
Charleston, WV 25304
After Admission: Clinical Readiness Documents
After official admission to the BSN program, the student must submit the following documents in entirety by August 1, 2013:
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Card.
- Negative PPD tuberculosis test result or chest x-ray result.
- Laboratory results for mumps, rubella, Rubeola, Varicella, and Hepatitis B serum titers demonstrating immunity. If any titer shows non-immunity then also submit evidence of receiving vaccination against that specific disease. Students accepted with the initial vaccine in the series, who do not have titers indicating immunity, will be accepted conditionally. Those conditionally admitted are expected to present evidence of continuing the series of vaccines required to establish immunity on schedule and subsequently to present the evidence of a titer confirming immunity. Students who do not meet these continuing responsibilities are not eligible for clinical labs in the University’s collaborating agencies and thus cannot pass the nursing classes required.
- Verification of the DTaP Vaccination.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if you are a student for whom English is a second language with a minimum score of 560.
- Certified background check from www.CertifiedBackground.com.
- submit a copy of a current documented flu vaccination by October 1, 2014.
- attend the annual BSN orientation to be held : August , 2014. Actual date, time and location will be announced.
If you have any
questions or need to set up an appointment to discuss the BSN program, please
contact Anita Diaz, Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, BSN Admission’s
Counselor or firstname.lastname@example.org, BSN Department