Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Baldwin Wallace University

Office of Admission

(440) 826-8012, (440) 826-3830 (fax),

Kate Glaser
Assistant Director of Admission
(440) 826-8016,

New Cohorts Forming Now

BW is currently accepting applications for the nursing cohorts beginning in August (fall) 2019. The nursing program will continue to review applications for the nursing cohort beginning August 2019 until June 15, 2019, or until the cohort is full.

Beginning Monday, February 11, 2019, Baldwin Wallace University will be transitioning to a new application system called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is nationally recognized as the Centralized Application Service for Nursing programs. Candidates apply online using the NursingCAS application and submit official transcripts, recommendations and other related information directly to NursingCAS. Once submitted, your application information is immediately shared with BW and any other institution you may have chosen during the application process. Please note that NursingCAS sets its own application fee structure. This is currently $50 for the first application and $35 for each additional application submitted.

The existing BW nursing application will be available through Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m ET. If you have already applied for admission using the existing BW nursing application, or intend to submit an application by Sunday, February 10, 2019, the BW Admission Office will allow you to complete all application credentials using our BW nursing application. Beginning February 11, we welcome your application to BW’s nursing program using the NursingCAS application.

We look forward to reviewing your application for admission to BW!

Admission Process

Admission to the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is selective. This is a post-baccalaureate, second-degree program for adults seeking eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse.

The Accelerated BSN program enrolls a new cohort each August. Application review for each cohort may begin up to a year in advance, and candidates are evaluated on a rolling basis. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all college work. The accelerated BSN program welcomes students with degrees in any area, however students must have met specific science prerequisites to enroll in the nursing curriculum.  It is also recommended that candidates have work or volunteer experience in healthcare or other helping professions.  All aspects of an application are considered and used as the primary means for informing an admission decision.

Applicants who earned their degree in the United States must have attended a regionally accredited college or university. Candidates with degrees earned from foreign institutions must have their academic transcripts translated and verified by World Education Services (WES).

All application materials should be submitted to:

Admission Office
Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Road
Berea OH 44017
Fax: (440) 826-3830