Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Baldwin Wallace University


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

Lydia Avery
Associate Director of Admission
(440) 826-8016

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.

Baldwin Wallace University welcomes each student’s application for admission and will carefully review the academic preparation and achievements of each applicant. During this process, students must provide evidence of their preparation and fit for future success at Baldwin Wallace University consistent with academic standards and code of conduct statements for the University, program or profession.

The admission committee is particularly interested in candidates who have work or volunteer experience in a helping profession or healthcare/patient contact related experience. All aspects of an application are considered and used as the primary means for informing an admission decision.

All application materials should be submitted to:

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

Because of the unique approach to teaching and learning employed throughout the nursing program, no transfer credit is accepted.

Applicants to the ABSN program must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Competitive candidates for admission will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all college work. The average science GPA for students enrolling in the fall 2015 nursing cohort was 3.5. 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.


BW is currently accepting applications for the nursing cohort beginning in fall semester (August 2017).