Whether you are a current student or considering a transfer, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CUW will set you on the path for lifelong fulfilment and enjoyment in profession that truly gives back. Find out how you can become part of the CUW School of Nursing.  

Pre-Nursing Students

Pre-nursing students currently enrolled at CUW, who meet all of the following minimum admission requirements, are eligible to progress and be admitted to the program.

  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Minimum overall GPA of > 2.75 with > C in the following courses:
    • BIO 191 Functional Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO 192 Functional Anatomy & Physiology II
    • CHEM 105 General and Biological Chemistry
    • BIO 149 Microbiology
  • Minimum grade of C in MATH 128 College Algebra (or waiver with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus Exam, or CLEP credits for College Algebra).
  • For ESL students, a language test score: TOEFL > 75 or IELTS > 6.5

The number of students accepted into the traditional undergraduate nursing program depends on available clinical space and the student’s ranking based on the criteria above. Currently enrolled students at CUW who meet the admission requirements will be admitted before students not currently enrolled at CUW.

Please note, this decision is contingent on maintaining eligibility upon completion of the spring semester. In addition, please provide proof of the following information by July 15 for fall semester admission and December 15 for spring semester admission:

  • CPR Certification – BLS for Healthcare Providers (preferably from the American Heart Association). Other CPR certifications will not be accepted.
  • CNA Certification – successful completion of the course and passage of the licensing exam

Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer into nursing at CUW, must meet all of the following minimum admission requirements, to be eligible to be admitted to the program.

  • Transcript review
  • Letter of Good Standing from the institution in which you were most recently enrolled
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Minimum C in the following courses if taken at CUW, (Minimum B for the course to transfer from another institution):
    • BIO 191 Functional Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO 192 Functional Anatomy & Physiology II
    • CHEM 105 General and Biological Chemistry
    • BIO 149 Microbiology
  • Minimum grade of C in MATH 128 College Algebra (or waiver with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus Exam, or CLEP credits for College Algebra).
  • For ESL students, a language test score: TOEFL > 75 or IELTS > 6.5

The number of transfer students accepted into the traditional undergraduate nursing program depends on available clinical space and the student’s  ranking based on the criteria above.

Proof of the following information must be provided to cuw by July 15 for fall semester admission and December 15 for spring semester admission:

  • CPR Certification - BLS for Healthcare Providers (preferably from the American Heart Association). Other CPR certifications will not be accepted.
  • CNA Certification - successful completion of the course and passage of the licensing exam.

Timeline

Applications must be submitted to the CUW Admissions Office by August 1 to enter in the fall semester or January 1 for spring semester. Applications are reviewed and prioritized by the SON. The number of students accepted will be dependent upon available clinical spots.

Program Requirements

  • Nursing courses (prefix NURS) must be taken at CUW or through CUW online. The traditional BSN program will not accept nursing courses transferred from other institutions.
  • Pre-nursing and transfer students may repeat any prerequisite course one time. If they are unable to meet the traditional undergraduate program science GPA or overall GPA requirements, they may appeal to the SON for an admission exception with a Steps for Success Plan implemented, using the following Admission Appeal Process. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Nursing students must maintain all of the following minimum progression requirements:
    • Grades of C or higher in all courses with a NURS prefix, all science courses, and college algebra.
    • Successful completion of all clinical and lab portions of each nursing course.
    • Adherence to all requirements on the appropriate Clinical Requirements Timeline for the student’s semester of entry into the program.