Submit the Weatherford College application via the Apply Texas website and official transcripts to the Office of Student Services. Student must meet TSI 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.
The following general education course work must be completed prior to starting the RN-to-BSN program. Application may be made while completing the required prerequisite courses, acceptance would be pending completion of all courses prior to the start date of the first RN-to-BSN nursing course, NURS 3713.
CHEM 1411 or 1406
Choose one course from Creative Arts and one course from Language, Philosophy & Culture:
Creative Arts 3 hours from:
Language, Philosophy & Culture
ENGL 2321. 232, or 2323
ENGL 2326, 2327 or 2328
ENGL 2331, 2332 or 2333
HIST 2311 or 2312
SPAN 2311 OR 2312
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.