- The baccalaureate program in nursing at PSU trains students for careers in professional nursing.
- The program leads to the, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, with an upper division major in nursing.
- The Graduates of this baccalaureate program are qualified to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as registered nurses.
- Graduates will have a sound academic base for graduate study.
- Students are accepted to the upper division clinical nursing courses after satisfactory completion of approximately 62-65 semester hours of prerequisites requirements of the University.
- The duration of the program may be altered by transferring credits from another educational institution, full or part-time study, or through expertise examination.
About the school
- Pittsburg State University, also known as PSU or Pitt state is located in Pittsburg, Kansas, United States.
- It is a public university with approximately 7,479 students comprising of both 6,000 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students.
- It is a member of the Kansas Board of Regents.
- Pittsburg State University was established in 1903 as the Auxiliary Manual Training Normal School and became Pittsburg State University on April 21, 1977.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $26,234
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Students seeking admission to clinical nursing courses (junior year) must make application and submit a fee of $30.00 for admission to the School of Nursing in addition to the application fee for admission to the University. The application form may be obtained from the School of Nursing or you may print the application forms from the nursing website. The application, submitted with fees, is applicable for only one academic year. If you are considered an International Student, please contact the Admissions Office for university application and university fee amounts.
The application procedure includes:
- Completion of application packet to the School of Nursing by December 15th to be considered in the initial selection process. Current application is for fall 2017 enrollment in the nursing program.
- Submission of official transcripts for all post-secondary education directly to the Registrar’s Office, by December 15th.
- Completed applications are reviewed and approved by School of Nursing faculty.
Selection for admission is based on the following: For full admission status, School of Nursing standard (63.3%) must be met on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). The ATI TEAS must be taken at PSU at applicant cost. One retake is acceptable. ATI TEAS test dates will be posted on the school website and in the application.
- Completion of three semesters of college credit and evidence of ability to complete prerequisites prior to enrollment in the nursing major. Students will not be admitted to clinical courses unless all prerequisite courses have been completed with grades of A, B, or C.
- Applicant must have taken three of the five required science and math courses by the December 15th application deadline. See #8 for a list of these five courses.
- Three professional references from employers or teachers. One reference should be from an academic advisor (References from friends, relatives, and ministers or other religious leaders are not accepted).
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better. Students are ranked by overall GPA Priority will be given to those with higher grades if there are more qualified applicants than spaces available.
Note: The cumulative grade point average of 2.75 becomes effective with applications submitted October 2017.
- ACT or SAT exam results must be provided.
- Documentation of current state certification as a nurse aide (CNA) is required prior to beginning clinical nursing courses. Successful completion of a 90 hour course and passage of a state test is required. Documentation of current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will meet the CNA requirement.
- Current CPR certification is required prior to beginning clinical courses. (American Heart Association Health Care Providers Course or the American Red Cross Rescuer Course will meet the CPR requirement). Documentation of current immunization status is required prior to beginning clinical courses.
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better in MATH 110 College Algebra w/Review or MATH 113 College Algebra, or MATH 126 Pre-Calculus; BIOL 111/112 General Biology/Lab; CHEM 105/106 Introductory Chemistry/Lab or CHEM 107/108 Chemistry for the Life Sciences/Lab; BIOL 257/258 Anatomy and Physiology/Lab; and BIOL 371/372 General Microbiology/Lab.
- A grade of C or above is required for nursing prerequisite courses. No more than two of these may be repeated to remove a “D” or “F” grade. Consideration will be given to individuals with three consecutive semesters of full-time study with all A, B, and C coursework.
- Any requests for exception must be accompanied by a written explanation to assist the committee in arriving at a fair decision.
- A student who is born outside of the United States is required to submit proof that he or she has taken and passed the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language-Internet Based Test). Minimum scores for the TOEFL iBT are as follows: Writing-20; Speaking-20; Reading-19; Listening-20, for a total of 79. Each area must meet the minimum requirement.
- Applicants are required to purchase a background check through CastleBranch.com. This is a National Background Check in your permanent state of residence. Also required is a signed consent for background check form for the School of Nursing, SRS Child Abuse check form, and if the applicant is NOT a permanent resident of Kansas the applicant is required to complete a Kansas Bureau of Investigation background check form.
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Address: 1701 South Broadway Street Pittsburg, KS 66762
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