Traditional Track

Admission requirements and application process

Admission to the BSN Traditional track is competitive, with approximately 160 students accepted on the Fort Wayne campus each year. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the program.

You must complete 9 courses (approximately 29-31 credit hours) by the end of the spring semester to be eligible for admission to the BSN Traditional track program. Your grades in these courses are used to calculate your nursing application GPA. You must have a nursing application GPA of at least 3.0 when applications are finalized in May.

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Your admission score is based your required course GPA and your GenEd GPA.

Required course GPA

Your required course GPA counts for 65% of your admission score. It consists of your grades in these required courses:

  • ENGL 13100 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology
  • SOC 16101 Principles of Sociology
  • BIOL 20300 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • MA 21300 Finite Mathematics (or Calculus)

GenEd course GPA

Your General Education (GenED) GPA counts for 35% of your admission score. It consists of your grades in these required courses:

  • BIOL 20400 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Arts & Humanities course
  • CHM 10400 or Social Science course


As part of the application process, you are required to complete the Student Disclosure of Criminal Conviction and Pending Criminal Charges Form to disclose any issues that would be documented on a national criminal background check. You will fill out the form online when you complete your BSN program application.

If you have pending legal charges or are currently in a pretrial diversion program, you are ineligible to apply for the BSN program until those are resolved. Certain types of offenses, such as theft, may disqualify you from applying for 5 years. If you have more than one offense (including alcohol citations), you may be ineligible to apply.

National criminal background check

If you are admitted to the School of Nursing, you are required to complete a National Criminal Background Check annually. If you have a criminal offense while a student in the School of Nursing, you will be required to disclose this issue to the Student Services Coordinator within 7 business days.

Mandatory drug screen

If you are admitted to the School of Nursing, you are required to provide proof of a negative drug screen annually. The School of Nursing and/or a clinical partner may request additional drug screens.

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