Degrees & Certificates
Western's Associate Degree program opens the door to several career paths in nursing. Once admitted into the Western's Nursing program the student is eligible to simultaneously pursue a Practical Nursing Certificate and BSN completion.
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) - Program Guide
- Practical Nursing Certificate
- ReNEW RN (ADN) to BSN completion - Program Guide
- Link to UW ReNEW ADN entry
The student who plans to transfer from Western to another pre-licensure nursing program should follow the Associate of Science in Health Science program.
Plan of Study: Associate Degree in Nursing
- General Biology (BIOL 1010) - 4 cr
- College Algebra (MATH 1400) or higher - 3 cr
- English Composition (ENGL 1010) - 3 cr
- Human Anatomy & Physio I (BIOL 2010) - 4 cr
Total Credits - 14
Courses with * can be taken prior to admission into the program.
- Human Anatomy & Physio II (BIOL 2015) - 4 cr*
- Professional Nursing Care in Health Promotion (NURS 1100) - 9 cr
Total Credits - 13
- General Psychology (PSYC 1000) - 3 cr*
- Professional Nursing Care of the Patient with Chronic Illness (NURS 1200) - 10 cr
Total Credits - 13
- English Composition II (ENGL 1020) - 3 cr*
- Professional Nursing Care of the Patient with Acute Illness (NURS 2300) - 10 cr
Total Credits - 13
- US and Wyoming Constitutions (POLS 1000) - 3 cr*
- Professional Nursing Care of the Patient with Complex Illness (NURS 2400) - 9 cr
Total Credits - 12
Nursing Program Admission Criteria
For Advanced Placement admission information see course catalog.
- Complete Western's admissions process and receive acceptance to the college.
- Complete prerequisite coursework (with a C or better) by end of Spring term of application year.
- Complete online nursing application located on main nursing page by March 31. Application open January - March annually for fall admission.
- Take the ATI TEAS exam prior to May 1st of application year. One test per academic year will be accepted.
- ATI TEAS® entrance test - Adjusted Individual Total score
- Grade point average - prerequisite courses only
- General Biology (BIOL 1010)
- Human Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 2010)
- English Composition (ENGL 1010)
- College Algebra (MATH 1400)
- Completed required general education courses - 1 point for each course
- Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 2015)
- General Psychology (PSYC 1000)
- English Composition II (ENGL 1020 or 2010)
- US Government (POLS 1000)
- Successful completion of nurse assistant course – 1 point
Admission into the Nursing program is competitive and based on the cumulative score of points from prerequisite coursework GPA, TEAS Score, and completed required general education courses. An example of how the total score for applicants is shown on the back side of this document. Applicants are rank-ordered according to total points. Qualified applicants with the highest points are admitted into the nursing program on a space available basis. Qualified applicants who have not been admitted are rank-ordered and placed on an alternate list. If positions become available to accommodate additional eligible applicants, those on the alternate list will be notified. Applicants who are not admitted must repeat the application process in subsequent years to apply for the program. Re-applicants are subject to the same scrutiny and consideration as an initial applicant. Applicants who are admitted but decline entrance into the program must repeat the application process to be considered for subsequent years.
72.7 ATI TEAS Individual Total Score
+ 65.7 Re-req GPA points (3.286 x 20 points)
+ 5 Extra points
143.4 Applicant’s total points
|Prerequisite||Credits||Grade||Credits x grade|
|BIOL 1010||4||A||4 x 4 = 16|
|BIOL 1020||4||B||4 x 3 = 12|
|ENGL 1010||3||A||3 x 4 = 12|
|MATH 1400||3||C||3 x 2 = 6|
Points divided by credits = GPA 46/14 = 3.286 (Minimum GPA of 2.5 to qualify)
GPA x 20 = GPA points 3.286 x 20 = 65.7
*First Year Experience (HMDV 1005) credit hour not included in GPA calculation