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RN-to-BSN Application Requirements

Submit the Weatherford College application via the Apply Texas website and official transcripts to the Office of Student Services. Student must meet TSI requirements.

   Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet Weatherford College admission criteria.
  • Students must have at least a C in all previous nursing course work.
  • Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 in all nursing course work.
  • Students must complete all prerequisite general education course work with a C or higher and an overall GPA of 2.5 prior to starting the RN to BSN program.
  • Have an unencumbered current Texas RN License. *
  • Must have a letter of recommendation from a previous nursing faculty member or a current employer.
  • Applicants must show proof of positive Hepatitis B immunity. 
    * Students who graduate at the end of the Spring semester, may submit their application by the deadline and provide their RN license by the close-of-business on July 15. This will allow a little more time to take the NCLEX-RN exam.

Prerequisite Courses

It is recommended the following general education course work be completed prior to starting the RN-to-BSN program.  Applications will be considered if courses are in progress at the time of application or if three or fewer courses have yet to be started. All courses must be passed with a minimum of “C” in order to graduate from the program, whether the courses are taken as a prerequisite or while in the nursing program.

Math Physical
Political Science

ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302
ENGL 2311

MATH 1342

BIOL 2401
BIOL 2402
BIOL 2420
CHEM 1411 or 1406

HIST 1301
HIST 1302

GOVT 2305
GOVT 2306

PSYC 2301
PSYC 2314
SOCI 1301

Choose one course from Creative Arts and one course from Language, Philosophy & Culture:

Creative Arts 3 hours from:

Language, Philosophy & Culture

ARTS 1301
ARTS 1303
ARTS 1304
DRAM 1310
HUMA 1315
MUSI 1300
MUSI 1306
MUSI 1310

ENGL 2321. 232, or 2323
ENGL 2326, 2327 or 2328
ENGL 2331, 2332 or 2333
ENGL 2341
HIST 2311 or 2312
HUMA 1301
HUMA 1302
PHIL 1301
PHIL 2306
PHIL 2321
SPAN 2311 OR 2312

Graduation requirement:

30 hours of the required degree must be earned through instruction offered by Weatherford College. If a student enrolls in the RN-to-BSN program and transfers in all courses prior to starting the NURS course work, the student will be required to take one more course at Weatherford College from the Creative Arts or Language, Philosophy, & Culture. This course may be taken as a co-requisite course and is not required before application.


Before being accepted into any Allied Health/Nursing program, an applicant who's native language* is not English must submit an acceptable score on the TOEFL iBT by the end of the application period in which applicant is applying. Please review English Proficiency Requirement.

Once selected for admission to the nursing program, the student must:

  • Complete a criminal background check through the contracted vendor.
  • Obtain a TB screen test or chest x-ray (must be current within one year).
  • Obtain a urine drug screen through the contracted vendor.
  • Have a back/spine examination by a licensed physical therapist.
  • Submit proof of up-to-date immunizations including TDAP (within the last ten years), MMR, influenza, and varicella.
  • Submit proof of major medical health insurance.
  • Provide proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR.
  • Provide proof for Hepatitis B vaccines (three dose series) or a positive Hepatitis B titer.
  • Have a physical examination by a M.D., D.O., APRN, or PA

Information and forms needed for obtaining the above criteria will be available to the student upon acceptance to the program.

*A native language is a language that is acquired naturally during childhood and is usually spoken at home, as opposed to a language that is learned later in life, for example, as a part of a person's formal education.