Winona State University
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987-5838
November 2, 2012
Dear Nursing Program Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the undergraduate nursing program at Winona State University. Please review the following
The application for admission to the WSU nursing program is attached. This application is for the Fall 2013 Semester
Admission only. All application materials must be received no later than February 1, 2013 by 4:00 p.m. Be sure to fill out
your information accurately – especially your full address and your WSU e-mail address. All communications regarding
your application will be sent to your WSU e-mail. An e-mail will be sent to you to verify that your application has been
received. If an e-mail is not sent to you by January 31, 2013, you will need to contact our office by 4:00 p.m. on
February 1, 2013 to verify that your application has been received. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
Breakdown for Admission Criteria: 60% prerequisite GPA (calculated on the 3 most recent natural sciences, not including
nutrition, 3 most recent social sciences, English and statistics), 20% TEAS score, 15% starting coursework at WSU, and 5%
not repeating or withdrawing from any prerequisites.
** All students admitted to the Nursing: Generic Option for Fall 2013, must complete all prerequisites, including the
requirement for certification as a nursing assistant, and be listed as “active” on the Minnesota Department of Health’s
Nursing Assistant Registry before courses begin for Fall 2013. For more information, please see attached letter in the
Reminders for applicants:
1. Review admission policies and procedures to be sure your file is complete and you are ready to apply.
2. Students who signed the Preferred Admission Contract as first-year WSU students and meet the contract
requirements will have first priority for admission to the nursing program.
3. Transfer students must verify that all transcripts have been received by WSU and that all completed courses are
reflected on the student Degree Audit Report (DAR) as of the application due date.
The Department of Nursing Undergraduate Progression Committee will meet in late February to review applicant files and
determine who will be admitted to the nursing program. By mid-March, each person applying to the nursing program will
receive a letter regarding his or her admission status.
Nursing is an exciting and personally satisfying profession. The faculty looks forward to working with you as you prepare to
become a professional nurse. Please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Nursing if you have any questions. The
Winona Campus Nursing Department telephone number is (507) 457-5120 and the Rochester Campus Nursing Department
telephone number is (507) 285-7349.
The Department of Nursing Undergraduate Progression Committee
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Nursing
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE NURSING MAJOR
FOR FALL 2013 – GENERIC OPTION – WINONA & ROCHESTER CAMPUS
Due Date: February 1, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
Full Legal Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Last First Middle Previous
Warrior ID # __________________________ WSU E-mail: ______________________________________
Local Address _________________________________________________________________________________________
Permanent Address (if different) _________________________________________________________________________________
(Letter of Acceptance will go to your permanent address)
Phone # - Present ________________________ Cell __________________________ Home ________________________
When were you accepted to WSU: _________________ Are you currently attending WSU? ____ Yes ____ No
Names of All Institutions Attended* Are these PSEO Dates of Cum.
Including WSU credits? (Y/N) Attendance GPA
* All college level PSEO credits (college credit taken while in high school) will be counted as transfer credits.
COMPLETION OF PREREQUISITE COURSE WORK WITH GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
(4 of 5 Natural Sciences with Chem 210 or 4 out of 6 with Chem 212 & 213, 3 of 4 Social Sciences, English 111, and Statistics
must be completed with a grade of C or better or AP credit in order to apply)
Course or its Equivalent per Official
Grade complete by List Other Plans for Completion
Evaluation of Credit (Degree Audit Report (DAR)) Received May 10
Biology 206 Normal Nutrition ~ OR ~
HERS 205 Nutrition for Lifetime Fitness
211 Anatomy & Physiology I
212 Anatomy & Physiology II
Chemistry 210 General, Organic & Biochemistry ~ OR ~
212 Principles of Chemistry I ~ AND ~
213 Principles of Chemistry II
Psychology 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
250 Developmental Psychology
Sociology 150 Introduction to Sociology
212 Sociology of Families
English 111 College Reading and Writing
Statistics 110, 301 or 305 or Psychology 231
I certify that the information I have provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and that the Department of
Nursing may request additional information upon admission to the major.
Applicant Signature _____________________________________________________ Date_________________________________
COMPLETE THE PREVIOUS NURSING EDUCATION FORM ON REVERSE SIDE & STUDENT REVIEW FORM ----->
NAME: ___________________________________________________________________________ Date: _________________
CAMPUS PREFERENCE: _____ No Preference
Give reason(s) for any campus preference: ______________________________________________________________
CNA CERTIFICATE: Yes____ No_____ MINNESOTA REGISTRY Yes___ No_____
Plan for completing CNA and Minnesota Registry:________________________________________________________________
***You must be “active” on Minnesota registry by the first day of classes for fall semester.***
PREVIOUS NURSING EDUCATION
HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY BEEN ENROLLED IN A NURSING PROGRAM? _____Yes _____No
If yes, list the name of the program and the dates that you attended.
List the dates of your most recent clinical experiences and the type of experiences.
You must request a letter from the academic head of the program stating that you are eligible for continuing in or readmission
to that program: The letter should be sent directly to Dean William McBreen, College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
Winona State University, P. O. Box 5838, Stark 301A, Winona, MN 55987 The letter must be received by the application
due date. You may be asked to supply more information if you wish to transfer nursing courses.
RETURN THIS FORM AND STUDENT REVIEW OF NURSING ADMISSION PROCEDURES/POLICIES
TO THE NURSING OFFICE:
WSU Department of Nursing
PO Box 5838 - 303 Stark Hall
Winona MN 55987-5838
1-800-242-8978 Ext. 5120
Administrative Assistant: Melissa Neitzel email@example.com
DUE DATE FOR NURSING APPLICATIONS IS: Friday, February 1, 2013 BY 4:00 P.M.
Department of Nursing
STUDENT REVIEW OF NURSING ADMISSION PROCEDURES/POLICIES
Please return this signed form with your admission application.
The following policies and admission procedures pertain to the Fall 2013 nursing admission. Note that these policies are also found in
your WSU catalog and the letter accompanying your nursing application. You are responsible for meeting all admission criteria
and making sure that your file is complete.
To be considered for admission to the WSU Nursing Program, you must:
1. be accepted to Winona State University prior to applying for admission to the nursing program
2. have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or above
3. have completed at least 45 credit hours
4. have completed at least 4 of 5 natural sciences, 3 of 4 social sciences, Statistics, and English at time of application (Natural
and social science prerequisites must have been completed within the last 5 years. English and statistics may have been
completed within the last 10 years.)
5. have a plan for completing all prerequisite courses; (NOTE: All prerequisites must be completed with a C or
higher before starting the nursing major in the fall.)
6. complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test prior to application. (The TEAS may be taken only once, and
should be taken the semester of application to the nursing program.)
7. submit your completed application form by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013. Your application must be received (not
postmarked) by the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted.
For the Fall semester 2013 nursing admission process, priority consideration will be given to students who are enrolled in and meet the
criteria of the preferred admission contract.
To continue in the preferred admission contract, the student must:
1. Be qualified to begin college-level (i.e., non-remedial) science, mathematics/statistics, and English courses as required by the
nursing major. If the student takes MATH 050 or English 099, this contract is void. All 100-level university courses are
acceptable and not considered remedial.
2. Pre-register for classes each semester and have his or her schedule approved by his or her official WSU nursing advisor.
3. Meet any University or program GPA and/or grade requirements as stipulated in the University catalog and/or schedule of
4. Successfully complete an average course load of 15 credits each fall and spring semester. The student must have completed at
least 45 credit hours prior to application to the nursing major.
5. Must have completed at least 4 of 5 natural sciences, 3 of 4 social sciences, Statistics, and English at time of application.
6. Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.
7. Not have withdrawn (“W”) or repeated any nursing prerequisite course once enrolled at WSU.
8. Apply for admission to the nursing major after his or her third semester of coursework at Winona State University.
9. Earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. The GPA is not rounded up.
10. Earn a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score of proficient, advanced or exemplary. This test must be taken during
the sophomore year. The results must be received before application to the nursing major. The TEAS may be taken only
Students may apply to the nursing program only once under the preferred admission status.
I have reviewed the Nursing program admission criteria. I know that I am responsible for monitoring my admission status, including
submitting required transcripts and evaluations of transfer credit. I agree to complete all nursing prerequisites before beginning the
major in Fall 2013.
Student’s Signature: _________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________
KEEP THIS FORM to track your application -- DO NOT RETURN
WSU NURSING PROGRAM APPLICATION
For students with transfer credits, including PSEO credits:
_____ Contacted WSU Admissions Office to check on status of transcripts received at WSU.
Date(s) called: _______________| _______________| _______________| _______________|
_____ All transcripts needed have been received in WSU Admissions Office. Date verified: ____________
_____ Verified that all transferred courses are reflected on Degree Audit Report (DAR) as of the application due date.
Instructions for accessing your Degree Audit Report (DAR) online
Go to the Winona State home page: www.winona.edu
Click on Resources in the top menu bar, then on Find a Course
In the course search screen, click on Login under Student e-services in the left menu.
You will login using your Warrior ID that you received from the Admissions office.
If you have not already received an initial password, login with the default—your date of birth
in YYMMDD format. You will be prompted to create a new password.
Click on Grades & Transcripts in the left menu.
Click on Interactive Degree Audit Report
Click on link to review.
Verify that all of your transfer credits are shown on your DAR.
If something is missing, you may need to contact Admissions to verify that your transcript has
been received, and to get more information about when it will be processed and included in
For all applicants:
_____ Mailed or hand delivered nursing program application to Winona Campus Nursing Department. Application
must be received (not postmarked) by 4:00 pm, Friday, February 1, 2013.
_____ Received e-mail from WSU Nursing Department that application has been received by February 1, 2013.
_____ Received letter from WSU nursing program regarding admission status
[should receive by 3rd or 4th week of March; if not, contact the Nursing Department].
_____ If accepted to the nursing program, your Confirmation of Admission must be returned by the due date.
To: Applicants for admission to the Generic Option of the Nursing Major Fall 2013
All students admitted to the B.S. major in Nursing: Generic option for Fall 2013 must complete an approved nursing
assistant training program that meets state and federal requirements to work in certified nursing and boarding care homes
and be listed on the Minnesota Department of Health’s Nursing Assistant Registry”.
This means that:
All students admitted to the Nursing: Generic Option for Fall 2013, must complete all prerequisites, including the
requirement for certification as a nursing assistant, and be listed as “active” on the Minnesota Department of
Health’s Nursing Assistant Registry. A copy of your CNA certificate should be submitted to the nursing department
before courses begin for Fall semester 2013.
As you select a nursing assistant course:
Be sure that upon completion of the course you are eligible to take the Certification Exam for Nursing Assistant.
Courses that meet this requirement are, as noted above, approved nursing assistant training programs that meet
state and federal requirements for employment in certified nursing and boarding care homes.
After you successfully complete the exam, you will be a certified nursing assistant and your name will appear on the
Minnesota Department of Health’s Nursing Assistant Registry.
If you attend a course outside of Minnesota, you must apply for registration with the Minnesota Department of
Health by completing an interstate endorsement form. The Department of Health will determine equivalency for
nursing assistance training programs. If training does not meet registry standards, you will be asked to correct any
deficiencies for registry.
Students are responsible for all costs, registration and testing fees, and course arrangements.
To find listings of certified programs in Minnesota or to obtain interstate endorsement forms see the Minnesota Department
of Health’s home page at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/profinfo/narinfo/aboutnar.html
Dr. Jo Stejskal, Department Chair
Dr. Jo Stejskal