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How to Apply

In order to be considered for the RN-to-BSN program, you must first apply for undergraduate admission to William Carey University. All applicants must:

  • Complete the Application for Undergraduate Admissions
  • Pay a $40 non-refundable application fee at the time of application
  • Send proof of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunizations (must have had two MMR shots in your lifetime) - Instructions for sending will be sent in your application email confirmation
  • Evidence of Health Status Requirements will be required before program entry.

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email notification with your application status from

Admission Requirements

The following admission requirements must be met in order to be admitted into the RN-to-BSN program:

  • Student must have graduated from a nationally accredited associate degree or diploma program
  • Student must have unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in all states where licensed with no pending legal action
  • Student must be in good standing at William Carey University
  • Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in prerequisite courses and a grade of C or better is required in each course


Candidates applying for admission are required to have completed specific prerequisite college credit courses. Listed below are the prerequisite courses and grade requirements.

The following courses are required prior to admission with a grade of C or higher in each course. All can be taken prior to or with the nursing curriculum, with the exception of PSY 351 - Psychological Statistics, which must be taken prior to NRN 460 - Evidence Based Practice for RNs.


Credit Hours

ENG 101: Composition 3
ENG 102: Research/Composition 3
MAT 131: College Algebra 3
COM 101: Public Speaking 3
PSY 201: General Psychology 3
PSY 205: Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 101: Intro Sociology 3
BIO 234: Anatomy/Physiology I 4
BIO 235: Anatomy/Physiology II 4
BIO 260: General Microbiology 4
BIO 306: Pharmacology 3
HEA 240: Nutrition/Diet Therapy 3
PSY 351: Psychology Statistics (MAT 270 or BUS 216) 3

Total Credit Hours