Admissions

How to Apply

In order to be considered for the Pre-licensure 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 Admissions@wmcarey.edu.

TEAS Testing

Prospective students are required to take the ATI TEAS exam (v.6) before being accepted to the BSN program. The TEAS pre-admission exam is offered monthly on each William Carey University campus and can be taken a total of three times at 30 day intervals.

TEAS Testing Schedule

Baton Rouge Campus - First Wednesday of each month
Tradition Campus - First Tuesday of each month
Hattiesburg Campus - First Thursday of each month

The non-refundable fee for the TEAS exam is $60, and the receipt of payment for the exam and a photo ID are required for admission in to the exam. The exam consists of four sections: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.

Call (225) 726-8153 to schedule for a test date.

Click here for more information for preparing for the TEAS exam.

Prerequisites

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:

Course

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
HEA 240: Nutrition/Diet Therapy 3
CHE 101: General Chemistry I 4
PSY 351: Psychology Statistics (MAT 270 or BUS 216) 3
NUR 102: The Art & Science of Nursing 2
NUR 104: Nursing Pharmacology 3
NUR 105: Dosage Calculation for Nurses 1

Total Credit Hours

49

The following courses are required prior to admission with a grade of C or higher in each course:

Course

Credit Hours

REL 101: Introduction to Old Testament 3
REL 102: Introduction to New Testament 3
Literature 3
HIS 101 OR 201: World or US History*
*Must be I and II of same history
3
HIS 102 OR 202: World or US History*
*Must be I and II of same history
3
Fine Arts (Music, Art, or Theatre) 3
Physical Education*
*One military science fulfills one hour of PED. HEA 300 may be substituted
1

Total Credit Hours

19