1 Fall 2016 Traditional BSN Application Packet ALL application requirements and materials MUST be completed and submitted to the School of Nursing by February 1, 2016 no exceptions. Students will receive an from the School of Nursing confirming their application has been received. Please read entire application instructions for information on eligibility, requirements, and scholarship application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. You must be admitted to Wichita State University (WSU) as a degree-bound student by December 1, You can apply to WSU on-line at Admission to Wichita State University and the College of Health Professions does not imply admission to the School of Nursing. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you meet with a College of Health Professions Academic Advisor prior to January 1, An advisor can review your completed plan of study (page 9) and determine your eligibility. Appointments may not be available in the immediate weeks leading up to the application deadline. Advising meetings can be in-person or over the phone. Students with unevaluated college credit from outside of Kansas should immediately request transfer equivalency reviews by contacting the College of Health Professions Student Advising Services: Evaluations of transfer credit could take up to two months to process. SCHOOL OF NURSING APPLICATION, PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for ALL college level coursework taken outside of WSU must be sent to the School of Nursing unless the coursework is already posted on your WSU transcript. Send transcripts to: School of Nursing, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS If updated official transcripts have previously been sent to Undergraduate Admissions or the Registrar s Office, they do not need to be re-sent to the School of Nursing. Transcripts must include grades from any coursework taken Fall Official Wichita State University transcripts are not required. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for ALL college level coursework taken outside of WSU should be attached to your nursing application unless the coursework is already posted on your WSU transcript. These transcripts should include grades from any coursework taken Fall 2015 or earlier. You must meet MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: At point of application, overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all college-level coursework. At point of application, WSU GPA must meet minimum graduation requirements (2.0) At point of program entry, you must have a minimum grade of C/2.0 in each prerequisite course. At point of program entry, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the following science courses: Chemistry/Lab, Anatomy and Physiology/Lab, Microbiology/Lab, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology Prerequisite courses must be completed before Fall 2016 semester. Admission is contingent upon maintaining and meeting all requirements listed above. No exceptions. If nutrition has not been taken, it must be taken the first semester of the nursing program. Any remaining general education courses (only six hours or two courses may be remaining at point of entry to the program) are required to graduate. We recommend that you take these courses during a summer semester. Your TEAS V SCORE REPORT must be attached to your nursing application. All four sections must be taken in the same setting. The following minimum scores must be achieved on each section of the test: Math 63% Science 45% English 60% Reading 69% Students with an ACT composite score 27 or SAT-I composite score of 1125 are not required to take the TEAS Documentation of ACT or SAT score is required and should be attached to your application. For more information about the TEAS test, see page 3.
2 2 COMPLETED APPLICATIONS (pages 4-9 of this document) must be received or postmarked on or before February 1, All parts of the application packet should be submitted together. Submit applications to room 500 Ahlberg Hall, Wichita State University or mail to: School of Nursing, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. SELECTION PROCESS The following areas are considered in our selection process: Cumulative GPA. Science course grades. Cultural Diversity experience. Health care related work experience. Previous degree (baccalaureate or higher). NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION STATUS All candidates will be notified in writing of their admission status by early April. If admitted, you will be REQUIRED to: Pay a $100 deposit to hold your place in the program. The non-refundable deposit will be applied toward Fall 2016 tuition for the nursing program. Attend a required Nursing School Readiness meeting on April 15, 2016 and a required Nursing School Orientation held the week before Fall 2016 classes begin. Final admission is contingent upon meeting all GPA and prerequisite requirements at point of program entry. Students not selected for admission must reapply to be considered for another semester. BACKGROUND CHECK Once admitted, a criminal background check is required prior to enrollment in the nursing curriculum as a condition for participation in clinical classes. A Social Security Number is required to conduct a valid background check. LICENSURE Upon successful completion of the nursing program, graduates apply to the Kansas State Board of Nursing to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX) to be licensed as a registered nurse. Applicants for admission should be aware that current Kansas law provides that no license, certificate of qualification or authorization to practice nursing as a licensed professional nurse, as a licensed practical nurse, as an advanced registered nurse practitioner or registered nurse anesthetist shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons as specified in article 34 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, as amended. Applicants should also be aware that the application form requires the applicant to provide a Social Security Number. Notice of Nondiscrimination Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS ; telephone (316)
3 3 Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS) ABOUT THE TEAS The Test of Academic Skills V is a required test for students submitting application to the undergraduate School of Nursing program at Wichita State University. The proctored TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. These entry level skills were deemed important for nursing program applicants by a panel of nursing program curriculum experts. HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE TEAS Official study manual: ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Study Manual (Publisher: ATI, Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC) A study manual and online practice exams are available at Official study manual available on reserve in WSU Ablah Library or for purchase in the WSU bookstore HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE TEAS The non-refundable testing fee is paid during the online registration process. This fee includes the cost of the ATI TEAS and reserves the date and computer time for your test at the WSU Counseling and Testing Center. You can register up to 2 days before the test, if space is available. If you have questions or you need special accommodations for testing, please call the WSU Counseling and Testing Center ( ) before registering. Test fee refunds are not given for improper registration or those ineligible to take the test. THE DAY OF THE TEST Photo Identification is required (driver's license, school photo ID, Employee photo ID, or passport) Calculators are NOT allowed. The test is 209 minutes. Scores are received immediately after the test. MINIMUM REQURED SCORES The following minimum scores are required: Reading - 69% Math - 63% Science - 45% English - 60% Once minimum scores are met, do not repeat the test. Scores are not used in the selection process. IMPORTANT INFORMATION The TEAS can be taken at any testing site where all four sections of the test are taken and passed in one sitting. This test may be taken as many times as needed to reach the minimum scores, but payment is required for each testing. If you fail on the first attempt, you should wait at least 1 month before re-taking the test to allow for study time. DEADLINE INFORMATION Testing must be completed prior to the School of Nursing application deadline. As there are large numbers of applicants and limited computer availability, it is STRONGLY recommended that you take this test as early as possible in the application process. If you attempt to register for the test later than two weeks prior to the application deadline, test registration cannot be guaranteed.
4 4 Fall 2016 Traditional BSN Application Application Deadline February 1, 2016 Last Name First Middle Other name used on record (Please use full name-no initials) MyWSU ID (required) Date of birth / / (Optional) WSU Cell Phone ( ) Please check ( ) preferred mailing address: Current Address Street Address City, State, Zip Social Security # (Last 4 digits) (required) Gender: Female Male (Optional) Alternate Home Phone ( ) Permanent Address Street Address City, State, Zip Do you have a previous bachelor s degree? Yes No If yes: Major: Date Earned: College/University degree was earned: Are you a first-generation college student? (Neither parent has earned a bachelor s degree) Yes No Please list all colleges/universities/vocational schools attended. Send transcripts to the address at bottom of page Ethnicity (Optional): We encourage you to complete the following information used for grant applications and reporting purposes only. 1. Are you Hispanic or Latino? Yes No 2. Select one or more of the following racial groups: American Indian or Alaska Native Asian White Black or African-American Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Other Are you an international student with a student visa? Yes No Signature: Date: ALL application materials must be submitted/postmarked by deadline: February 1, 2016 School of Nursing, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS
5 5 School of Nursing Computer Competency Statement Students admitted to the School of Nursing are expected to demonstrate competency with the following computer skills: 1. Word Processing (WORD or WORD Perfect preferred not Microsoft Works) with the following formatting skills: Setting font size and type Setting margins Setting line spacing Creating headers and footers Inserting tables Italicizing Inserting page numbers in a header Centering text; right and left justification 2. Sending and receiving with attachments. 3. Accessing the Internet. 4. Students are expected to have familiarity with the following: Presentation Program (PowerPoint) Spreadsheet (Excel) Students not competent with the above computer skills must enroll in a computer class. I have been informed of the expected computer competency for the baccalaureate nursing program. I understand that it is my responsibility to demonstrate competency in the stated skills. I understand that my grades may be significantly affected by poor application of the above computer skills. Name: WSUID: Signature: Date:
6 6 School of Nursing Cultural Diversity Experience Name: WSUID: Wichita State University College of Health Professions defines cultural diversity as an inclusive process involving a collection of individuals and groups who bring varied human characteristics, backgrounds, interests, and points of view to enrich the University community. Please read the criteria listed below and respond. If yes, please provide the information requested. Criteria Yes No 1. Have been an exchange student in another country or hosted an exchange student from another country. Exchange student in another country. Hosted an exchange student. Country: 2. Have you worked directly with people who have a mental or physical disability? Dates: If yes, what organization provided the structure and support for your work? Describe your experience and time commitment: 3. Have you participated directly in a service or mission project with underserved populations in the US or other countries? Example: Homeless people, families of poverty, etc. If yes, what organization provided the structure and support for your project? Describe your experience and time commitment: 4. Are you fluent in another language? Language: Are you a native speaker: If not a native speaker, how long have you studies the language? If needed, you may attach an additional page to describe these experiences.
7 7 School of Nursing Healthcare Experience Name: WSUID: Healthcare experience is not required for application to the WSU Nursing program; however, health care experience is considered in the selection process. Experience such as shadowing a health care professional or caring for one s own family does not apply. If you have patient care experience which is not specified, please enclose a description of your experience. Attach documentation of any medical licensing (CNA card, etc.) and transcript(s) of coursework toward a CNA, CMA, LPN, EMT, etc. If attaching transcripts, please highlight relevant coursework. Check as applies ( ) Formal Direct Patient Care Experience in a Health Care Setting Place of Employment Start Date End Date (Month/Yr) (Month/Yr) Certified Medication Aide Certified Nurse Aide EMT/EMICT Home Health Aide Licensed Practical Nurse Medical Assistant Military Corpsman or Medic Patient Care Technician Phlebotomist Surgical Technologist Dental Assistant Opthamology Technician Other: Contact Person/ Telephone # Please describe your duties:
8 8 School of Nursing Plan of Study Name: WSUID: Instructions: List updated grade, semester, and college of enrollment for each of the prerequisites/corequisites listed below. If you have not completed a course, list the semester and school in which you plan to complete the course (Spring 2016/Summer 2016). Every prerequisite/corequisite should be accounted for. Fall 2015 grades must be listed. Prerequisite Coursework Required Course Course Number & Title School Sem/Yr Cr Hrs Grade ENGL 101 English Comp I ENGL 102 English Comp II COMM 111 Public Speaking MATH 111 College Algebra PHIL 100, 125, 144 Intro Philosophy PSY 111 General Psychology SOC 111 Intro Sociology PSY 325 Develop. Psychology CHEM 103 or 211 Chemistry/Lab BIOL 223/HS 290 Human A&P/Lab BIOL 220 Microbiology/Lab HS 301 Clinical Pharmacology HS 400 Intro Pathophysiology HP 203/303 Medical Terminology HS 331 Prin. Diet & Nutrition STAT 370/PSY 301/ECON 231 Statistics Additional general education requirements. Six hours (two courses) can be completed during the program. It is recommended to complete them during a summer semester. Only complete one of the following tables. Transfer Student Admitted to WSU as transfer student (24+ credit hours), no prior WSU courses. Fine/Arts/Humanities 1 st Subject Fine/Arts/Humanities 2 nd Subject Fine/Arts/Humanities 3 rd Subject. (may be met by PHIL 327) Social Science 3 rd Subject. (example: ANTH, CJ, ECON, GEOG, POLS) OR WSU Student Started college career at WSU (transfer students may also follow this option) Intro Fine Arts Intro Humanities subject other than philosophy. Further Study course may be met by Dev. Psych. Issues & Perspectives (I&P) Further Study or I&P (FS may be met by PHIL 327) Statistics class must have college algebra as a prerequisite. PSY 301 is an approved statistics course. Students applying to the traditional program have the option to complete six hours (two courses) of general education concurrently with the professional phase, and Nutrition in Semester I of the nursing program.
9 9 Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in another major are not required to complete the Issues and Perspectives course School of Nursing Final Checklist Name: WSUID: PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that applicants meet with an advisor early in the application process. It is the applicant s responsibility to ensure that he/she meets requirements and that the nursing application is complete. Please review this checklist and sign below before submitting your application. A complete application must be submitted on or before February 1, Please CHECK BOXES ( ) to verify that the requirements below are met. Minimum Requirements Admitted to Wichita State University as a degree bound student. Overall GPA 2.75 or higher; WSU GPA 2.0 or higher (GPAs must be maintained through program entry). Most recent transcripts on file from ALL colleges/universities/vocational schools outside of WSU. (Unofficial copies of transcripts should be attached to your application (see page 1 for more information and exceptions). I understand that I must have grades of C/2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course at point of program entrance. I understand that I must have a 3.0 cumulative science GPA at point of program entrance (see page 1 for more information). TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), ACT or SAT scores are attached and minimum scores are met: Minimum TEAS V scores: Math 63%, Science 45%, English 60%, Reading 69% Minimum ACT Composite Score: 27 Minimum SAT Composite: 1125 Application Materials and Attachments School of Nursing Application (page 4 of application packet). Signed at bottom. Computer Competency Statement. Signed at bottom. Cultural Diversity Experience Form. Healthcare Experience Form with documentation if noted on form. Plan of Study (page 9). All prerequisites must be complete by the end of Spring/Summer 2016 for Fall 2016 applicants. Unofficial transcripts. TEAS Scores or ACT/SAT Scores. Scholarship Application (optional) I understand that the above items are required in order for my application to be complete. I understand that a complete application is required in order to be considered as a candidate for the Fall 2016 nursing class.
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11 11 Scholarship Application Fall 2016 Last Name First Middle Other name used on record (Please use full name-no initials) MyWSU ID (required) *Please attach a TYPED one page personal statement limited to 500 words. You may use your statement to highlight your leadership experiences, professional goals, community service and involvement, reflection on learning and any additional comments you would like to the scholarship/fellowship committee. *All applications must attach one letter of reference from a professor/or instructor, or employer. The information below is used only to determine your eligibility for specific scholarships. Please select the program you are applying for/admitted to: Traditional BSN Accelerated BSN RN-BSN Graduate Program: Gender: Male Female Not Specified Expected enrollment (# of credit hours) at WSU during: Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Estimated Graduation Date: Are you a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident? Yes No Ethnicity (optional): Are you currently employed? Yes No Hours per week: Do you intend to concentrate your career in the area of perinatal and/or neonatal care? Do you have interest in maternal/child nursing? Are you a resident of Kansas? Are you a resident of Sedgwick County? Do you have past or present clinical experience in aging or a commitment to practice in the aging field after graduation? Do you plan to remain in the State of Kansas for at least one year after graduating from WSU? Are you a member of Riverside Christian Church, Wichita, KS or St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS? (Optional) Yes No FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION (optional): All financial information will be kept confidential. Students must complete the FAFSA if they wish to be considered for need-based scholarships. If you feel the financial information entered on your FAFSA does not fully reflect your current economic situation, please complete a financial statement and include it with your application. You may include information regarding you and your family s financial status that supports your need for scholarships.
12 12 Have you filed the FAFSA? Yes No I plan to *By signing this document you verify that the information provided above is true to the best of my knowledge. Signature of Applicant Date Notice of Nondiscrimination: Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas , 316/