- Track I: The objective of the Lillian R. Goodman Division of Nursing is in keeping with the Worcester State University goal with the emphasis on building the professional nurse who values lifelong intellectual growth and also global consciousness. The division fosters the professional growth of faculty and also students via excellence in teaching and learning, originated in scholarship and also community service related to the field of nursing. Complete authorization status from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
- Track II: If you are a registered nurse who graduated from a certified Associate’s degree training program and also licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Worcester State University’s RN to BS nursing training program can help you take your profession to the next level. The training program is offered in a blended format (in-class and also web-based) so professionals like you can fit school into your busy life. The pupils come to campus just one day per week.
- Certified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as well as an Associate of the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN).
About the school
- Worcester State University (WSU) is an American liberal arts and sciences institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
- In the year 1874, The Worcester Normal School was established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a teacher-training school. The institution began offering Bachelor of Science in Education degrees in the year 1921.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximate $18,910
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
To ensure you are prepared to succeed in college and as a Massachusetts public university, we determine first-year student admission eligibility in accordance with the published standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE). However, meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee you admission to Worcester State.
High School Unit Requirements (College Prep)
Student must complete a minimum of 17 college-preparatory courses (each course is equivalent to a year-long high school class) as outlined in the table below to be eligible for admission:
- English- 4 courses
- Mathematics- 4 courses (Algebra I & II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable course work) including mathematics during the final year of high school
- *Sciences- 3 courses (including 2 courses with laboratory work)
- Social Sciences- 2 courses (including U.S history)
- Foreign Languages- 2 courses (in a single language)
- Electives- 2 courses
*Beginning with the college freshmen class entering fall 2017, three years of a lab-based science, including natural/physical sciences or technology/engineering courses will be required.
Minimum Grade Point Average in Required Courses
Grades earned in college preparatory courses will be averaged into a grade point average (GPA). In calculating the GPA, extra credit will be given for accelerated courses (for example, honors or Advanced Placement courses.)
Grades will be converted to a 4.0 scale, where “A” = 4.0, “B” = 3.0, “C” = 2.0, and “D” = 1.0. On this scale, a 3.0 GPA is roughly equal to a “B” average. A 3.0 minimum GPA is required, unless the student attains one of the GPA/SAT combinations listed on the chart below.
SAT or ACT Test Requirement
For students with a re-calculated GPA of 3.0 or above, the University reserves the right to establish additional criteria, such as a minimum SAT or ACT score and/or minimum class standing.
For students with a re-calculated GPA below a 3.0, a clear-cut minimum SAT or ACT score will be applied as a minimum standard, in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education sliding scale admissions formula outlined in the chart below. Students who meet the minimum 3.0 re-calculated GPA requirement should not use this chart.
- Official high school and college transcripts
- Successful Completion of an RN program of study with minimum GPA of 2.5
- Must be currently licensed to practice as an RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Associate-degree graduates and diploma graduates earn 29 nursing credits for NCLEX-RN licensure.
These courses may be transferred if the student has previously taken the course (per college transfer policy) or may be taken at Worcester State University. Prerequisite, corequisite courses, and Nursing courses may not be taken pass/fail.
- EN 101 & EN 102 English Composition 1 & II (*EN 101 may be waived)
- MA 150 Introduction to Statistics (*pre requisite for NU 430: Research Seminar OR NU 525: Research for Evidence-Based Practice)
- (A passing grade for the WSU Accuplacer is required by for this course)
- SO 100 Introduction to Sociology
- PS 101 General Psychology
- BI 161 & 162 Anatomy & Physiology I & II
- BI 204 or 206 Microbiology or Medical Microbiology
Address: 486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602
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