Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Baldwin Wallace University

Students enrolling in the Accelerated BSN program must have earned grades of A or B in each of the three prerequisite courses:

  • Human anatomy and physiology I with lab
  • Human anatomy and physiology II with lab
  • Microbiology with lab

These three science prerequisite courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States within the last five years. They should be offered through a biology department and must have contained a laboratory component. In addition, the science prerequisite courses may not be taken as online courses.

Courses in comparative anatomy, mammalian anatomy and physiology and/or vertebrate anatomy will not meet the pre-requisite requirement of human anatomy and physiology. Likewise, transfer courses such as anatomy and physiology for non-science majors, anatomy and physiology for physical education majors and anatomy and physiology for non-health science majors will not meet the Baldwin Wallace nursing pre-requisite requirement.

Candidates who have not completed their science prerequisites may apply for admission to the Accelerated BSN program and may be conditionally considered for admission to the program pending successful completion of these courses prior to the program start, which includes orientation. Students enrolling in the August cohort must have all prerequisites completed no later than the preceding spring semester. Students enrolling in the January cohort must have all prerequisites completed no later than the preceding summer term.

Recommended courses students could complete while waiting to enter the nursing program that would strengthen a student’s performance while in the program:

  • Medical terminology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Introduction to pharmacology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Biochemistry
  • Medical ethics
  • Math courses (ratios, proportions, fractions, decimals)