This program allows an LVN to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in seven 8-week sessions. The student completes prerequisite coursework prior to beginning the program. The LVN will receive 11 hours of advanced placement credit for prior nursing education after validation of prior learning. This program is offered face-to-face.
LVN to BSN prospective candidates must provide the following:
- Proof of working history (minimum 6 months).
- Two professional letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current employer/supervisor.
- A current and active LVN license in good standing is required.
- Any additional considerations will be reviewed on an individual basis and will be approved solely at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Nursing.
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. This program is offered face-to-face. All students are required to complete a drug screen and a background check prior to admission to the BSN program. All students must have completed the Hepatitis B series prior to beginning 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 February 1 for Summer admission and by August 1 for Winter admission. The student’s overall academic record is considered for admission including the following criteria:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale in all course work to date
- All applicants are required to have the following immunizations as noted: Baseline and annual TB (Tuberculosis) testing, COVID-19 vaccine 3-step series, Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Seasonal Influenza (Flu shot), Tetanus-Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap), and Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine. Official documentation of all required immunizations must be submitted.
- Must have CPR certification taught by the American Heart Association.
- Completion of all prerequisite courses with a minimum of C.
- Only Science prerequisites taken within the last 5 years will be accepted for undergraduate application, except in the case of actively working LVNs and RNs.
- Any transfer or current students who have failed two or more NURS courses within a nursing concentration and/or related courses in a Nursing program at any educational institution will be ineligible to re-apply to the WBU SON nursing program for two years after their most recent course failure.
- Additional consideration for admission will be reviewed on an individual basis and will be approved solely at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Nursing.
Fulﬁllment of these guidelines does not guarantee admission. Those applicants who have higher GPAs will be considered ﬁrst.
All eligible students in the School of Nursing will be allowed only one readmission into their respective nursing programs.
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:
- Been convicted of a misdemeanor?
- Been convicted of a felony?
- Pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
- Received deferred adjudication?
- Been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
- Been sentenced to serve jail or prison time? court-ordered conﬁnement?
- Been granted pre-trial diversion?
- Been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
- Been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
- Been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation; or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?
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?
Unified General Education Core - 42-45 hrs
The Unified General Education Core is required for all bachelor degrees at Wayland.
Creative Expression for Engaging Community - 9 hrs
Written Communication - 3 hrs:
- ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs 1
Oral Communication - 3 hrs from:
- COMS 1301 - Speech Communication 3 hrs , COMS 1303 - Professional Communication 3 hrs, COMS 2302 - Communication in the Classroom 3 hrs, or COMS 2303 - Public Speaking 3 hrs2
Creative Arts - 3 hrs from:
- ART 1301 - Art Appreciation 3 hrs , ART. Studio Course 3 hrs, MUSI 1303 - Music Appreciation 3 hrs, MUSI 3305 - Music in American Culture 3 hrs, MUSI 3306 - History of Jazz 3 hrs, MUSI 3307 - Music in Film and Visual Media 3 hrs, MUSI Performing Ensembles 3 hrs, HUMA 2300 - Survey of the Humanities 3 hrs, or ENGL 3330 - Introduction to Film 3 hrs3
Cultural Perspectives within Community - 12-13 hrs
Critical Examination of Creation and Community - 12-14 hrs
Christian Foundations for Life in Community - 9 hrs
- ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 should be taken within first year of enrollment.
- COMS requirement may differ by degree. The B.S.N. specifies COMS 1301 or higher. Students pursuing teacher certification should take COMS 2302 .
- Creative Arts requirements for the B.S.N. specifies ART 1301 or higher, or MUSI 1303 or higher. The B.M. degree specifies ART 1301 , ART studio course, HUMA 2300 or ENGL 3330 . The B.S.I.S. EC-6 degree can take FNAR 2401 . The B.A. Worship Studies specifies MUSI 3305 . Students pursuing the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree must choose from ART 1301 , ART Studio Course, or MUSI 1303 .
- Students in the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree or who are seeking teacher certification must take an ENGL literature elective.
- HIST 1303 or HIST 1304 can be applied to either History or Multi-Cultural sections.
- HIST 2301 and HIST 2302 are required for teacher certification and the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree.
- To ensure broad training, no more than 6 credit hours from Literature or History may fulfill the requirements for Cultural Perspectives within Community; however, students may use the Multi-Cultural history or literature course options to fulfill 3 hours of Literature or History requirements, and then may also complete an additional Multi-Cultural course from a different discipline.
- Students with two years of documented high school foreign language (minimum grade of ‘B’ or 3.0) may enroll in 2000-level courses (or higher where prerequisites allow) in that same language. Any student with significant informal background in a foreign language may contact the School of Languages and Literature for information about placement testing.
- Students pursuing the B.A.S. Banking and Finance, B.A.S. Business Administration, B.A.S. Business Analytics, B.A.S. Computer Information Systems, B.A.S. Computer Science, B.A.S. Digital Marketing, B.A.S. Environmental Sciences, B.A.S. Mission in Business, B.B.A., B.S., B.S.I.S. Middle School Core Subjects, B.S.I.S. Middle School Math, or B.S.I.S. Middle School Science degrees are required to take MATH 1304 .
- B.S.N. students must take BIOL 3410 to meet this requirement.
- Students associated primarily with the Plainview campus must take a 4-hour laboratory science course to fulfill the Unified General Education science requirement. Students not associated primarily with the Plainview campus may fulfill the science requirement through a 4-hour laboratory science course or the 3-hour non-lab version.
- ECON 2307 cannot be used for students pursuing the A.A.S. Business Administration, B.A.S. Business Administration, B.B.A. (all specializations), or B.C.M. Co-vocational Ministry with General Business specialization degrees. Students in the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree must take ECON 2307 , PSYC 1301 , or SOCI 1301 to meet this requirement.
- EDUC 2307 is required for teacher certification.
- PSYC 1301 is required for students pursuing the B.S.N. degree.
- 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 and/or RLGN 1302 , 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 THST 4310 , THST 4311 , THST 4312 , THST 4313 , or THST 4320 in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take THST 4320 , THST 4321 , THST 4322 , or THST 4323 in lieu of RLGN 1302 . THST 4320 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 THST/MNST courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Christian Studies must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302 , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Christian Studies and the Registrar.
- Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.
- Students associated primarily with the Plainview campus must take BASC 1200 and EXSS 1112 . Students not associated primarily with the Plainview campus will take BASC 1301 .
- GRAD 0001 not required for Associate degree.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Specific General Education Course Requirements - 22-25 hrs
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) provides students the ability to complete a 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 will be required to complete a drug screen and a background check prior to admission to the program. The Hepatitis B series, drug screen, and background investigation are at the cost of the student. Contact the School of Nursing for current costs. In addition to the Unified General Education Core, students must complete the following degree specific general education requirements for the B.S.N. degree:
Academic Major and Minor
The major field of study for the B.S.N. is a composite. This means that a second major or minor is not required for the degree. Student pursuing the L.V.N. to B.S.N. degree program should contact the School of Nursing for further information.
Electives are not required for the completion of this degree.
The student will complete the program with 52 hours of upper-level nursing courses. All courses are sequential.