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To apply for the 4 year BSN program, select “Traditional” on the first page. On the second page, select “Nursing” as your major in the drop down list.

Visit NURSING COURSE MAP for course descriptions.

The Nursing Division is offering a 4-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The program is designed to complete the liberal arts and science courses (concentration in math & science) prior to entrance into the nursing courses. Nursing courses will be offered in the last two years of the program.

Acceptance into the program has two paths that a student can take, Regular Admission or Early Admission.

Regular Admission:

The regular admission process is to complete steps for admission at William Penn University. Select the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing major. Acceptance requirements for William Penn University will be applied. The student will be assigned an advisor in the nursing division to assure they are on track to complete all required courses prior to starting the final two years of the BSN program.

In order to be accepted into the final two years of the BSN program, the student must complete the following requirements while at William Penn University:

  • Complete a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), with a score of 68
  • 2.75 GPA in all the following courses (or equivalent courses):
    • Nursing Essentials I
    • Chemistry 101
    • Biology 102, 202, 308, 314, 315
    • KINS 110
    • Math 102

The TEAS test can be taken up to five times, with remediation on each attempt.

A GPA of 2.75 must be maintained in all nursing courses during the last two years in the program.

Early Admission:

The early admission process is a formal understanding between the high school student and William Penn University in which a student may be granted admission to William Penn University and provisional admission into the BSN program. Early admission students must also meet the requirements for final admission to nursing (acceptance into the last two years of the program).

Application Process for Early Admission:

  • Students who are seeking the early admission option must submit their application by March 1st of their senior year of high school. Selection is competitive, and a limited number of applicants may be accepted
  • The student must complete a written statement of interest in nursing.
  • The student must provide documentation of the following requirements:
    • ACT of 23
    • High School transcript showing completion of the following courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 grade scale:
      • Biology (2 semesters)
      • Chemistry (2 semesters)
      • English (4 semesters)
      • Math (2 semesters including algebra)

The student must also maintain the following requirements while at William Penn University in order to enroll into the final 2 years of the nursing program:

  • Complete a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), with a score of 68
  • 2.75 GPA in all the following courses (or equivalent courses):
    • Nursing Essentials I
    • Chemistry 101
    • Biology 102, 202, 308, 314, 315
    • KINS 110
    • Math 102

The TEAS test can be taken up to five times with remediation on each attempt.

A GPA of 2.75 must be maintained in all nursing courses during the last two years in the program.

Please note:

If a student does NOT meet the early admission requirements, the student CAN be accepted into the program as long as the Regular Admission requirements are met

Faculty

Kimberly Brown DNP, MSN, BSN, ARNP, PMHNP-C, ARNP-C

Director of Nursing 641-673-1182 Email

Veronica Grim, M.A.

Nursing Office Associate 641-673-1298 Email

Sharon DeKock MSN, BSN, RN, RNC

Instructor of Nursing 641-673-1299 Email

Facilities

Penn Hall

As one of the oldest buildings on the university campus, Penn Hall has undergone several transformations over the years; both structurally and functionality. Classrooms are located on all four stories, along with administrative offices located on the second level. All classrooms are easily accessible and are equipped with the tools and technology needed for students to be successful.

  • Administrative Offices
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Classrooms
  • Computer Lab
  • IS Help Desk
  • Service Center & Mail Room

Courses

Nursing Courses

  • NURS 302 Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 303 Nursing Community Health
  • NURS 304 Nursing Essentials II/Nursing Assessment 1
  • NURS 306 Medical Surgical Nursing I
  • NURS 307 Professionalism in Nursing
  • NURS 308 Maternal Child/Pediatrics
  • NURS 310 Mental Health Nursing

  • NURS 312 Informatics
  • NURS 313 Enhancing Health for RN-BSN
  • NURS 314 Pharmacology
  • NURS 401 Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS 402 Advanced Nursing Assessment
  • NURS 403 Final Testing Prep
  • NURS 406 Medical Surgical Nursing II