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R.N. B.S.N. Admission Requirements

Admission to the Division of Nursing is a separate procedure from admission to William Penn University. Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Acceptance to William Penn University
  • A transcript evaluation completed and on file
  • Evidence of current unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Iowa. Your license must remain current while enrolled in William Penn’s nursing program. Nursing courses with a clinical or preceptorship component may not be taken if the following has occurred:
         –Denied licensure by the Iowa Board of Nursing
         – Registered Nurse license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any U.S. jurisdiction
         – Registered Nurse license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action
         – Student has failed a criminal background check
  • Registered nurse applicants must have an admission cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 throughout the program. Students with an admission cumulative GPA of 2.0 may be admitted to the university and conditionally admitted to the Nursing Program with the stipulation of earning at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA the first semester, and maintaining the cumulative 2.5 GPA throughout the program.

The RN student must provide verification of the following upon admission:

  • Criminal Background Check and Abuse Registry
  • Current CPR card 
  • Nursing Student Physical Examination 
  • Immunization Requirements (TD/tdap, Mantoux Test, Seasonal Influenza, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B)
  • Standard Precautions and HIPAA training
  • Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse

(It is the student’s financial and educational responsibility to keep verifications current throughout the program.)