Wilson College offers registered nurses the chance to earn their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing through a flexible, convenient and affordable online format. With a BSN or MSN from Wilson you’ll have more opportunities to advance professionally and gain leadership responsibilities as well as increased earning potential. Compare the programs of study below to find the path that is right for you.

 

Pre-Licensure BSN Program

LPN-BSN

RN-BSN

RN-MSN Bridge

MSN

DESCRIPTION

This is a program for those who want to become registered nurses and obtain a BSN This is an accelerated program for LPNs to obtain their BSN This is a completion program for nurses who wish to obtain a baccalaureate degree One year of undergraduate preparation (bridge) and then enter the MSN program (GPA must be 3.0 or greater to enter MSN program) designed for nurses who would like to obtain an MSN in a shortened period of time Education (direct care provider) track is for nurses who want to teach or perhaps become an NP in the future; Leadership track (indirect care provider) is for those who do not want to stay in bedside practice

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

• Acceptance to the traditional undergraduate program at Wilson College
• Application to the pre-licensure BSN program and meet the following requirements:
»Successful completion of the following high school coursework:
- Algebra and one additional math
- Four units of English
- Three units of social studies
- Chemistry and biology, including related
laboratory
»Achieve a preferred minimum score on one of
the following standardized tests
- SAT, ACT, TEAS OR HESI
• Interview with nursing director

• Active LPN license in the state in which the LPN practices. An interview with the program director may be required.
• G.P.A. of 3.0 (a lower G.P.A. may be accepted with interview and conditions at the discretion of the program director).
• A letter of reference (preferably from the institution where LPN program was completed).
• Standardized test
• LPN-to-BSN program application
• Active RN license in the state in which you practice.
• A diploma or associate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
• GPA of at least 2.7.
• Offcial transcripts from all previous college work.
• Admission conference with program director or nursing faculty.
• RN-to-BSN program application.
• Active RN license in the state in which you practice.
• A diploma or associate degree in nursing from an
accredited college or university.
• Interview with the program director.
• GPA of 3.0 (a lower GPA may be accepted with
interview and conditions at the discretion of the
program director).
• Resume or CV.
• A minimum of three years of nursing experience or a clinical recommendation.
• One to two-page essay regarding career goals.
• Offcial transcripts from all previous college work.
• RN-to-MSN program application.
• The MSN education track requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
• The MSN nursing leadership track requires an RN license and a bachelor’s degree in any major.
• Active RN license in the state in which you practice.
• Interview with the program director.
• GPA of 3.0 (a lower GPA may be accepted with interview and conditions at the discretion of the program director).
• Resume or CV.
• One to two-page essay regarding career goals.
• Offcial transcripts from all previous college work.
• MSN program application.

SCHEDULE

This is a 4-year program. Some students may be able to complete in 3 years

An individualized plan is created; most courses are evenings, online or hybrid. This was created for the working adult

Complete two 15-week courses in the fall and spring semesters; January term and summer courses depending on what courses are transferred in

Complete two 15-week courses for fall, spring, and summer semesters

Courses are 8 weeks long and completed one at a time (2 courses completed in every fall and spring semester with one course in the summer)

SEMESTER HOURS

123-126

18 hours of credit for LPN license

39 to 60, pending transcript review

20 in the RN-MSN Bridge, then complete MSN program

38

TIME TO COMPLETE

Varies

Varies

1 ½ to 2 ½ years

1 Year

18 months

OPTIONS

Full-Time; Limited
Part-Time Opening

Full- or part-time

Full or Part-Time

NA

Full or Part-Time

 

 

CONTACT

nursing@wilson.edu

Nursing Education Hotline
(717) 262-4853