Students must gain admission to the University of Charleston prior to
applying for admission to the BSN Program.
The clinical facilities and the number of faculty available limit the
number of students enrolled in the Baccalaureate of Science Nursing
Program. Applicants must be academically
admissible or re-admissible. Student
applications will be reviewed using a point schedule that weighs GPAs, course
work, and TEAS scores when qualified applicants exceed the number of students
that the program can accommodate.
Admission into the BSN
Program occurs by application prior to the beginning of the sophomore course
sequence. Application information may be obtained from the HSCI Administrative
Assistant – Riggleman Hall 400-B, telephone (304) 357-4855 or the BSN Program
Chair – Riggleman Hall 400-A, telephone 304-357-4981.
BSN applicants must by April 15, 2013
- 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 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. 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 Academic Success Center located on
the third floor of the Schoenbaum Library and may be contacted at 304-357-4776. Scores below proficient level
require remediation and retesting.
Students may schedule a retest as needed and are limited to three total
TEAS Exam attempts.
After official admission to the BSN program, the student must by May 30, 2013
- submit a copy of a current American Heart
Association Healthcare Provider CPR Card.
- submit a copy of a current negative PPD
tuberculosis test result or chest x-ray result.
- submit a copy of 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
- submit a copy of verification of the DTaP
- submit a copy of the 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.
- submit a copy of a certified background check
- submit a copy of a current documented flu
vaccination by October 1, 2013.
the annual BSN orientation to be held : August , 2013. Actual date, time and location will be
In addition, transfer students must
- take and pass the TEAS entrance exam/scoring
proficient or better.
a letter of good standing from the nursing program director.
- have a
cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale and a 2.75 GPA in nursing.
completed nursing courses with a
“C” or better in nursing theory and a “C” or “P” or better in nursing labs or
- have completed standardized testing requirements
within accepted scoring level of the UC BSN program.
- submit official transcripts and standardized test
- the University or College has to be accredited by
the: Higher Learning Commission
- the Nursing Program has to be accredited by a
State Board of Registered Professional Nurses and a national nursing
accrediting agency (such as the NLNAC or CCNE).
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.
materials should be submitted to:
HSCI Administrative Assistant
University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Riggleman Hall 400-B
Charleston, WV 25304
Program Application information may be obtained from the HSCI Administrative Assistant — Riggleman Hall 400-B, telephone 304-357-4855 or the BSN Program Chair — Riggleman Hall 400-B, telephone 304-357-4837.