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Traditional BSN Admissions Requirements

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Regular Admission Process

This route allows students to apply for admission into the Traditional BSN program at Incarnate Word. Students must meet the following admission criteria along with completing all pre-requisite coursework prior to admission into the program. Application process and specific deadlines can be found at How to Apply.

Admission Criteria

  • Completion of prerequisite coursework (see below)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all coursework to date
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite science coursework (Biology, Chemistry and Nutrition courses)
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) by Assessment Technologies Institute®, LLC

    (Students who score at the Proficient Level or higher will be considered for admission.)

Fulfillment of these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The applicant's entire academic record is considered, and an interview may be required. Completion of prerequisite courses, health requirements and a background check is also required.

Pre-requisite Coursework

At the time of program application, the applicant must have completed or be currently enrolled in:

  • English Composition I and II (not required for second degree seeking students)
  • Speech Communication (not required for second degree seeking students) 
  • Biological or Organic Chemistry (with lab) - see degree plan for details
  • Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child/Adolescent and Adult Development OR Lifespan Development
  • Dimensions of Wellness (if new to UIW, may complete upon admission)


Criminal Background Check

Upon admittance into the program, students must submit a confirmation fee, which serves as acceptance of the seat in the UIW BSN program. The $250 deposit is required within the timeframe designated by the acceptance letter to hold and confirm the spot in the entering class. The full fee is non-refundable if a student later decides not to attend UIW. Upon a confirmed entry into the program and two weeks after the first day of class, $250 will be reimbursed to the student's account.