Bachelor Science in Nursing

Admissions Requirements - California Campuses

Applicants for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) program must:

  1. Submit a completed WCU application for admissions;
  2. Participate in an admissions interview arranged by a University Admissions Advisor;
  3. Submit WCU approved documentation of high school graduation or equivalent; (Please Note: Foreign high school diplomas/credentials or their equivalent must have an official evaluation performed by an approved organization)
  4. Complete an enrollment agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age);
  5. Meet program specific entrance requirements;
    1. Submit all postsecondary transcripts:
      1. Applicants with 18 or more postsecondary credits, from institution recognized by an accreditation body approved by the U.S. Department of Education, will be evaluated on their cumulative grade point average.
      2. Applicants with fewer than 18 postsecondary credits, from institution recognized by an accreditation body approved by the U.S. Department of Education will be
        evaluated based on their high school cumulative grade point average.
    2. Must achieve an acceptable composite score based on entrance examination and cumulative GPA requirements defined as follows:
      1. Applicants with a composite score of 8 or above will be admitted to the university
      2. Applicants with a composite score of between 2 to 7 will be conditionally admitted to the university.
        1. Students who are conditionally admitted must achieve a composite score of 58.7% on the TEAS V examination to be allowed entrance into Nursing (NURS) core courses. Students who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to register for NURS courses and will be dismissed from the
          university.
      3. Applicants with a composite score of 1 or below will be denied admissions to the university.
      4. Any applicant with an entrance examination score or Cumulative GPA requirement below the requirement noted in the tables below will be denied admissions.

Note: the previous requirements apply for all students applying for admission to the LVN-BSN and BSN programs.

 

Composite Score:
8 +Admitted
2 to 7Admitted with Conditions
<2Denied Enrollment
A student scoring less than a 76 on the HESI or with a GPA of less than a 2.0 will be denied admission to the University.

 

Entrance Exam-Point Value:
ACTSAT OldSAT NewTEAS VHESIPoint Value
35+1500+2300+90.5+10020
35+1500+2300+90.5+9920
35+1500+2300+90.5+9820
35+1500+2300+90.5+9720
35+1500+2300+90.5+9620
351500+2300+90.59520
3414652250889419
331430220085.59318
3213952150839217
311360210080.59116
3013252050789015
291290200075.58914
2812551950738813
271220190070.58712
2611851850688611
251150180065.58510
241115175063849
231080170060.5838
221045165058827
211010160055.5816
20975155053805
19940150050.5794
18905154048783
17870140045.5772
16835135043761
Admissions Denied Below Point
15800130040.5<760

 

Applicants will have a maximum of two attempts to successfully pass the HESI admissions exam. If an applicant does not pass the admissions exam after two attempts, he or she must wait a period of six (6) months to retest and must provide proof of remediation. WCU only collects Verbal and Quantitative scores for SAT and ACT. HESI exam scores must be within 3 years of enrollment date. TEAS exam scores must be within 1 year of enrollment date.

 

Cumulative GPA - Point Value
3.9+
20
3.80-3.8919
3.7-3.79
18
3.6-3.6917
3.5-3.5916
3.4-3.4915
3.3-3.3914
3.2-3.2913
3.1-3.1912
3.0-3.0911
2.9-2.9910
2.8-2.899
2.7-2.798
2.6-2.697
2.5-2.596
2.4-2.495
2.3-2.394
2.2-2.293
2.1-2.192
2.0-2.091
Admissions Denied Below 2.0

 

Postsecondary Transcripts

Effective for all students applying for admission to the LVN-BSN and BSN programs.

All applicants are required to submit all official postsecondary transcripts by the first day of the term in order to be admitted to the university. 

Applicants who submit their unofficial transcripts prior to the first day of the term may be conditionally admitted and must submit all official transcripts by the end of the first term of instruction.  

If official transcripts are not received by this stated deadline or if the official transcripts are submitted and it is found that the student did not meet the academic performance requirements as was demonstrated on the unofficial transcripts, the individual would be dismissed, all state and federal Title IV funds will be returned and the student would be financially responsible for all tuition charges incurred. 

An applicant whose transcripts are unavailable (including foreign applicants without a grade point average, or individuals with a high school equivalency) will receive a 3-point value toward program admission, similar to an individual with a 2.25 cumulative grade point average.

Transfer credit will not be awarded based on unofficial transcripts and all students will be scheduled for their first semester of courses based on unofficial transfer credit review. Financial packaging will be estimated without transfer credit unless/until official transcripts are received and evaluated during the payment period or period of enrollment.

 

 

 

Transcript Review

With respect to the recency of the credits being considered, all Science course(s) must have been taken within the last five calendar years, unless the student possesses a degree or advanced degree in the specific field of study for which the student is seeking transfer credit.

For nursing credits to be considered for transfer credit, there can be only one year between the end of the last nursing course taken at a previous institution and the beginning of the first nursing course at West Coast University. The student must be listed in good standing with the prior institution.

More information on Transfer Credits