Wilkes University

Transfer Nursing Requirements

Interested in a BSN at Wilkes? 

Students looking to transfer into our Undergraduate Nursing program can apply online beginning in July for the following year's fall semester. There are limited transfer nursing seats available each fall and our nursing program is extremely competitive. Transfer nursing applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis once their application and required documents are received. Our Accelerated BSN and RN to BSN programs are managed by other campus offices; information can be found towards the end of this page.

As an undergraduate transfer nursing applicant, our undergraduate BSN program offers three different entry statuses.  
  1. First Year Nursing Status
  2. Clinical Ready Nursing Status
  3. LPN to BSN Status

Please review the below application requirements to determine your entry and required documentation. If you have any questions, please contact our admissions office at 570-408-4400 or admissions@wilkes.edu, or your transfer admissions counselor

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Undergraduate Nursing Application Requirements

If you are applying to our undergraduate nursing program and will NOT have all the nursing prerequisites completed by June 1 of the intended fall semester start year, you may qualify as a first year nursing student (year one).  

If a student was enrolled in a nursing program at another college or university, a letter stating the student left in good standing will be required during the admissions process. 

In order to be considered, you must submit the following:
  • A completed transfer nursing application. Click here to apply.
  • Official High School Transcript (if you attempted more than 30 college credits, we can waive the high school transcript requirement).
  • SAT, ACT, or TEAS Exam Scores.
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) from any school(s) you have previously attended.

Nursing Courses

If you are applying to our undergraduate nursing program and will have all the nursing prerequisites completed by June 1 of the intended fall semester start year, you may qualify as clinical ready nursing student (year two). 

If a student was enrolled in a nursing program at another college or university, a letter stating the student left in good standing will be required during the admissions process.

In order to be considered, you must submit the following:
  • A completed transfer nursing application. Click here to apply.
  • Official High School Transcript (if you attempted more than 30 college credits, we can waive this requirement).
  • TEAS Nursing Exam Scores.
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) from any school(s) you have previously attended.

*Please note: there will be other requirements detailed in an acceptance letter that must be completed in order to proceed into our nursing program.

Nursing Courses

If you are a practicing LPN and you want to advance in your career, Wilkes offers an LPN to BSN program designed with your expertise and busy schedule in mind. If you are a LPN and will have all the nursing prerequisites completed by June 1 of the intended fall semester start year, you may qualify for our LPN to BSN program.  

If a student was enrolled in a nursing program at another college or university, a letter stating the student left in good standing will be required during the admissions process.

In order to be considered, you must submit the following:
  • A completed transfer nursing application. Click here to apply. 
  • Official High School Transcript (if you attempted more than 30 college credits, we can waive this requirement).
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) from any school(s) you have previously attended.
  • Copy of LPN License.
  • Official Transcript from an accepted accredited LPN school.

*Please note: there will be a mobility exam and other requirements detailed in an acceptance letter that must be completed in order to proceed into our nursing program.

LPN to BSN Courses 

  • Two semesters of human anatomy and physiology with a related laboratory experience in each course (4 credits each totaling 8 credits)
  • Microbiology with a related laboratory experience (4 credits)
  • Chemistry with a related laboratory experience (4 credits)
  • English Composition (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

All prerequisites must be completed by June 1, 2017, with a C (2.00) or higher, for entrance into the fall 2017 semester as a clinical ready or LPN student. Admission decisions are made prior, with the understanding you will complete these courses by June 1. Please visit our transfer admissions page to determine whether your courses may transfer to Wilkes or to contact your transfer admissions counselor directly.  

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) is a national standardized test that provides assessment data regarding a student's overall academic preparedness for nursing related content. The Assessment measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. Please click here to learn more about the TEAS®. 

Upcoming On-Campus Testing Dates for TEAS V:

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 9:30 AM (Testing location: Breiseth, Room 108)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 9:30 AM 

Additional 2017 dates are TBD

Testing will generally take place in Stark Learning Center, Lower Level, Rm. 25. Dates may close as there is limited seating available during each exam date. Online registration is required.  Please click here for a campus map. 

Please go to www.atitesting.com for up-to-date available testing dates and to register. Payment is required. 

Click here for TEAS testing dates and locations off the Wilkes campus. 

TEAS Test Prep

If you already earned a bachelor degree in any area, our Accelerate BSN program may be for you. Our Accelerated BSN is designed for adult students who hold bachelor's degrees and wish to pursue careers in nursing.

*Please note: this program has alternate campus contacts, applications and requirements.
For more information or to apply, please click here.

If you are a practicing RN and you want to advance in your career, Wilkes offers an online RN to BSN program designed with your expertise and busy schedule in mind.

*Please note: this program has alternate campus contacts, applications and requirements.
For more information or to apply please click here.


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