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Traditional BSN Admissions Requirements

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 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. 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)


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