Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    Apr 18, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, B.S.

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The Wayland Baptist University School of Nursing derives its mission from the purpose of the university which is to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind. The School of Nursing strives to prepare baccalaureate nursing graduates that are competent and caring in the delivery of patient care in a diverse health care environment.

Generic BSN Program

The program provides the student the ability to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in two years after completing the general education core. All students must have completed the Hepatitis B series prior to beginning the program. All students are required to complete a drug screen and a background check prior to admission to the program. The Hepatitis B series, drug screen and background check will be paid by the student. Contact the nursing school to find out the cost of these fees. Applicants, for admission to the nursing program, must complete the application process by May 1 for Fall admission and by October 1 for Spring admission. The student’s over all academic record is considered for admission including the following criteria:

  1. Completion of all but 9 semester credit hours of prerequisite courses with a minimum of C. The 9 semester credit hours lacking cannot be science courses, math courses, or social science courses. All of these prerequisite courses must be completed before the beginning of the student’s fifth term.
  2. Pass the Entrance Examination with a score set by the national benchmark for the exam.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale in all course work to date
  4. Must receive a MMR, TDAP, Varicella, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Flu shot and TB screening.
  5. Must have CPR taught by the American Heart Association.
  6. All LVN to BSN students will be required to pass the Entrance Examination with a score set by the national benchmark for the exam. Once they have passed the Entrance Examination, they will also be required to pass a face-to-face Skills Check off.

Fulfillment of these guidelines does not guarantee admission. Those applicants who have higher GPAs will be considered first.

Readmission Requirements

All students in the School of Nursing will only be allowed one readmission into their program.

Eligibility Requirements

Upon graduation from the School of Nursing, you will be applying for licensure with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When applying, the BON will require you to answer the following questions. If you answer yes to any of these questions you will be required to petition to the BON for licensure. Wayland Baptist University School of Nursing recommends that you start the petition process now so that you will have clearance upon graduation.

For any criminal offense, including those pending appeal, have you:

  1. been convicted of a misdemeanor?
  2. been convicted of a felony?
  3. pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
  4. received deferred adjudication?
  5. been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
  6. been sentenced to serve jail or prison time? court-ordered confinement?
  7. been granted pre-trial diversion?
  8. been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
  9. been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
  10. been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation; or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?

(You may only exclude Class C misdemeanor traffic violations.)


Expunged and Sealed Offenses: While expunged or sealed offenses, arrests, tickets, or citations need not be disclosed, it is your responsibility to ensure the offense, arrest, ticket or citation has, in fact, been expunged or sealed. It is recommended that you submit a copy of the Court Order expunging or sealing the record in question to our office with your application. Failure to reveal an offense, arrest, ticket, or citation that is not in fact expunged or sealed, will at a minimum, subject your license to a disciplinary fine. Non-disclosure of relevant offenses raises questions related to truthfulness and character.

Orders of Non-Disclosure: Pursuant to Texas Government Code § 552.142(b), if you have criminal matters that are the subject of an order of non-disclosure you are not required to reveal those criminal matters on this form. However, a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of nondisclosure may become a character and fitness issue. Pursuant to other sections of the Government Code chapter 411, the Texas Board of Nursing is entitled to access criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure. If the Board discovers a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure, even if you properly did not reveal that matter, the Board may require you to provide information about any conduct that raises issues of character.

  • Are you currently the target or subject of a grand jury or governmental agency investigation?
  • Has any licensing authority refused to issue you a license or ever revoked, annulled, canceled, accepted surrender of, suspended, placed on probation, refused to renew a license, certificate or multi-state privilege held by you now or previously, or ever fined, censured, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined you?
  • Within the past five (5) years have you been addicted to and/or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug?
  • Within the past five (5) years have you been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized for schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder?

University General Education Requirements


  1. The B.S.N. specifies COMS 1301  or higher. Students pursuing teacher education should take COMS 2302 .
  2. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  3. PSYC 1301  is required for students pursuing the generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  4. Fine Arts requirements for the B.S.N. specifies ART 1301  or higher or MUSI 1303  or higher. The B.M. degree specify ART 1301  or studio course or THEA 1303 .
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing students must take BIOL 3410  to meet this requirement.
  6. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  and/or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4316 , RLGN 4317 , or RLGN 4318  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4320 , RLGN 4322 , or RLGN 4324  in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
  7. B.S. degree requires EXSS 1112  and one activity course. Courses marked with an * in the course description section may be used to fulfi ll this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.

Total: 27 Hours


  1. Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description.

Nursing Major

Students must be accepted into the program before beginning nursing courses. A student must have an overall prerequisite grade point average of 2.5 or higher for admission into the program. All courses are sequential and must be passed with a grade of 75 or better before continuing to the next one.

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