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Requirements, BSN

Here are the requirements for admission into the prelicensure BSN program.

Incoming Freshmen

  • Completed application to Widener University specifying a major in nursing
  • Comprehensive ACT score of 19 or higher
    • ACT math minimum requirement for Chemistry is 19 or higher; ACT math score below 19, MATH 101 course required
  • Evidenced Based Reading/Writing and Math SAT score of 980 or higher
    • SAT math minimum requirement for Chemistry is 530 of higher; SAT math score below 530, MATH 101 course required
  • High school GPA of 2.85 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  • TOEFL*: IBT scores of 79 (total score)/26 (spoken) or paper-based exam scores of 550/55 (spoken)

Transfer Students applying to the Accelerated BSN Track

  • Completed application to Widener University specifying a major in nursing
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in previous course work with a pattern of academic success, particularly in the science courses.
  • Letter of good standing from the dean/director/chair of the nursing program for students whose transcript contains evidence of nursing courses, including a statement indicating the student is eligible to return to the school.
  • Transcripts from prior college or university.
  • TOEFL*: IBT scores of 79 (total score)/26 (spoken) or paper-based exam scores of 550/55 (spoken) 
  • For more information visit: Transfer Nursing Page

*All non-native English speaking applicants born outside the U.S. (international applicants, immigrants to the U.S., and U.S. permanent residents), including, but not limited to, students who have completed English as a Second Language course(s), are required to take the TOEFL examination. However, if a student is a non-native English-speaking applicant born outside the United States but has attended a high school in the U.S. since the 9th grade, the student must submit an official final high school transcript. In addition, the student is required to submit either the SAT or the TOEFL.

Interviews may be required on a case-by-case basis. Results from the TOEFL taken up to two years prior to admission will be accepted. Students from the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada (except Quebec), Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom.

Students not admitted into the School of Nursing as freshmen have the opportunity to transfer into the program if they meet the minimum program requirements.