Admission to the Professional Nursing Program

Minimal Requirements for Admission to the Professional Nursing Program
The nursing major open to Wesleyan students who wish to pursue a course of study in nursing. To enter the freshman component of the nursing program, students must be admitted to West Virginia Wesleyan College.

To apply to the professional program (sophomore year), a letter of intent to enroll in the professional clinical component must be submitted by May 15 to the School of Nursing, Middleton Hall 209. Enrollment to the nursing major is limited. Eligibility for admission requires 1) a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on all college level work, 2) completion of the prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher, 3) eligibility for sophomore standing. An interview may be requested. A comprehensive review of the each student’s performance in the major and support and prerequisite courses will occur before admission status is conferred. The following documents must be on file in the Department of Nursing by May 15:

  1. completed letter of intent to enroll in the nursing professional (clinical component)
  2. official transcripts from all college work attempted
  3. completion of health forms
  4. evidence of current CPR certification; negative TB test and a background check

To meet the examination requirements for licensure as a registered professional nurse, you must successfully complete the NCLEX examination developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and administered by Pearson VUE.

Before candidates can be considered for licensure as a registered nurse in the United States, they must report any conviction for a felony or misdemeanor to the licensing board. Students are advised to report such conviction to the nursing program and to the Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses upon entry into the nursing program. Nursing students may be required to complete a criminal background check prior to clinical experiences.

Licensure Application and Examination Requirements
Each student must make a formal application for candidacy to the Board of Nursing using the forms provided by the licensing board in the state where licensure is desired, along with the appropriate fee. Students must also apply to the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to take the registered nurse examination. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow-up regarding licensure applications issues. Fees are subject to change. To be licensed as a registered professional nurse in West Virginia you must:

  1. Be of good moral character;
  2. Be at least eighteen years of age;
  3. Meet education requirements;
  4. Meet examination requirements.
  5. Submit the appropriate application and licensure application fees

Requirements for other jurisdictions are similar. Contact the Board of Nursing in the state in which you are applying for initial licensure.

West Virginia Wesleyan College, a private educational institution, is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all qualified persons, welcomes students of all backgrounds and takes pride in the diversity of its faculty and staff. It assures students of access to all the privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the College. West Virginia Wesleyan College strongly supports affirmative action principles and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, co-curricular activities or other College administered programs.