Program Entrance Requirements

Admission to the Nursing Program:

1.  Persons desiring to study nursing at West Liberty University must be accepted for admission to the college, declaring Nursing as their major.

2.  Applicants must submit their high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores directly to the Office of Admissions.

3.  Once admitted to the university, the student enrolls in the freshman year to complete pre-requisites as a pre-nursing major.

4.  In the second semester of the sophomore year, the student applies to the nursing program for admission.

5.  Admission into the nursing program is determined upon meeting the following admission criteria and available space:

Admission Criteria:

1.  ACT composite score of 20 or combined minimum score of 930 on the SAT

2.  Satisfactory completion of a pre-admission examination selected by the Nursing Program.  Details are avialable in the Nursing office.

3.  Cumulative university GPA of 3.0 or higher with the completion of all required general studies courses (at least 42 hours of credit).

4.  A grade of “C” or higher in all science pre-requisite courses:  BIO 124/125; CHEM 100/102 or CHEM 110/111; BIO 212.

The Nursing Academics Standards Committee reviews applications and notifies the candidate of its decision.  Students desiring priority consideration should submit all application materials by February 1.

Students not meeting initial requirements for admission to the nursing program may re-apply.

Full admission to the Nursing Program will occur at the completion of the sophomore year and includes:

a) Satisfactory completion of all general studies courses and nursing support pre-requisite courses.
b)  A grade of “C” or higher in each science course and the pre-requisite nursing courses (NUR 202 and NUR 203).
c) A background check with “unremarkable” findings and a drug screen with “clean” results (from a specified vendor).