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RN-to-BSN Selection Criteria

The nursing programs select their classes based on the following scoring methods listed below. This scoring system is used in an effort to be objective and to identify students with the clearest set of strengths to undertake the program. Students acquire points based on academic achievement. Students satisfying entrance requirements with the highest cumulative scores are accepted until the available positions are filled.

Applicants will be ranked according to their GPA in both previous nursing courses and selected general educations courses. If there is a tie breaker necessary, RN’s working in rural communities as defined by the HRSA and Weatherford College ADN graduates will be given priority admission. The following general education courses will be used for ranking: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2311, MATH 1342, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, CHEM 1406 or CHEM 1411, AND PSYC 2314. Courses in progress will be awarded 1 point at the time of application and courses not yet taken will be awarded zero points at the time of application.

Points are awarded as follows:

Overall Nursing Course GPA:

3.5  –  4.0  = 10 points

3.0  –  3.49  = 8 points

2.75  –  2.99  =  5 points

2.5  –    2.74  =  3 points

The general education courses listed above:

A  =  4 points

B  =  3 points

C  = 1 point