The College of Nursing Welcomes You!. Pre-Nursing Advisors Peggy Peterson-Johnson April Seehafer. Today we will discuss: Academic Advising The College of Nursing The Admission Process for the College of Nursing Course Selection What to Expect Tomorrow. Advising @ WSU.
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Every student is assigned to an academic advisor
Every semester you will work with your academic advisor to discuss classes and career goals
Your advising hold must be released by your advisor before you can register for classes
Call our office 509-335-4549 with a question or to schedule an appointment
Drop in room 502 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), and we will see you as soon as we can
The College of Nursing is a partnership program made up of WSU, EWU and Whitworth University and was the first of its kind when it was established.
Referred to as a “2 plus 2 program.”
We offer a basic baccalaureate (BSN) a Master of Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).
Advanced nursing education through WSU includes 3 Nurse Practitioner options: Family, Acute and Psych.
The College of Nursing graduates the most nurses in the State of Washington and the State Nursing Board Licensure exam pass rate is consistently above 90%, the highest among all baccalaureate nursing programs in the state.
The average number accepted to the Spokane baccalaureate program is 90 twice a year. Eighty-five percent are partnership students, while the other fifteen percent are transfer students.
There are two application periods, one for fall semester and one for spring semester.
We suggest that you have a back up plan in case you are not accepted because the program is so competitive.
Your GPA is the only factor that determines if you are invited to move to the second step in the application process (an on campus interview) at the WSU College of Nursing.
We strongly encourage you to seek assistance if you are struggling and/or if you think you may struggle in a course.
Center for Advising and Career Development
Our goal is to help you succeed and to help you prepare to apply to the College of Nursing!
Three mandatory events plus recommended activities.
Experience shows that students who engage in these types of programs at the start of their academic career are more successful when applying to professional programs!
Join Rho Nu!!
General Education Requirements are the classes all students (except Honors College students) have to complete in order to graduate from WSU. As pre-nursing students all of your lower division GERs must be complete before you begin at the College of Nursing.
Please refer to the pink handout for your suggested course of study.
This plan includes your nursing pre-requisite courses as well as your General Education Requirements
3 semester hours of Arts and Humanities [H] [G]
6 semester hours of Communication Proficiency [C] [W] –3 hours must be Written Communication [W]
3 semester hours of Intercultural Studies [I] [G] [K]
6 semester hours of World Civilization [A]
4 semester hours of general Biology (with a lab) [B]
**The rest of your GERs will be fulfilled by specific Nursing Pre-Requisites**
Chemistry 101 [P]
Chemistry 102 [P]
Microbiology 101 [B]
Anatomy (Biology 315)
Physiology (Biology 251)
*Requirements vary for students in the Honors College
May include one Freshman Focus class in coordination with your residence hall assignment (if you have one). This class will be listed in your binder and we can adjust it tomorrow if necessary.
Should be a balanced yet full schedule with 15-16 credits.
1-2 Science classes (ex. Chem 101, Biology 107) 8 cr.
1-2 GER (ex. English 101, GenEd 110) 3-6 cr.
1-2 Social Science classes (ex. Psych 105, Soc 101) 3-6 cr.
1 Elective (ex. Psych 106, PEACT) 1-3 cr.
Total credits 15-16
Math Placement Exam--the sequence of your math and chemistry courses will be dependent upon your score on the Math Placement Exam. This score is only valid for one year.
Tell your advisor:
What courses you are currently taking or recently finished
If you have a Direct Transfer Agreement Degree (AA/DTA)
If you have any credits from high school; including Running Start, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits
General Education Requirement questions need to be addressed by the Office of Admissions.
Other questions regarding elective credits that you believe should fulfill specific College of Nursing requirements are handled in our office. The most common example of this involves Anatomy and Physiology.
It is not a “normal” advising appointment—we will meet in the Center for Advising and Career Development instead of the CUE room 502
After your appointment with April or Peggy you will be assigned a permanent advisor
You will then talk with Health and Wellness regarding your Measles Immunization hold
Lastly you will go to a computer lab and register for your classes
Be flexible! Our first priority is to make sure you will be able to get into the classes you need. Early morning classes and/or evening labs are normal for college students; especially those in pre-health majors.
Print your schedule-now and later.
Be familiar with the Academic Calendar--all students are responsible for knowing important dates and deadlines. It is available on-line on the Registrar’s website.