Additional Frequently Asked Questions
Does Washburn University accept courses from other colleges and universities?
Washburn accepts all coursework from accredited colleges and universities. Not every course meets general education requirements. The School of Nursing has developed transfer guides for most of the Kansas colleges and universities. The guides outline what courses will meet Washburn University School of Nursing general education requirements. Please contact the SON if you have any questions about course selection and transfer from other schools.
Will dual credit courses completed in high school transfer to Washburn?
If the courses were completed from an accredited college or university, they will transfer to Washburn. Not every course may meet specific general education requirements for the School of Nursing. Please contact the nursing advisor if you have any questions about transfer of credits.
How can I find out what courses meet School of Nursing specific general education requirements?
General Education requirements are listed on the SON Web site (BSN Pre-Requisite courses) in the Washburn University catalog or you may contact the SON or stop by the SON office and pick up the list. If you are currently enrolled at Washburn, your advisor will help you each semester select courses that meet university and SON requirements. If you have any questions about required coursework, please contact the nursing advisor.
May I complete required courses pass/fail?
All University requirements and required nursing courses must be completed for a grade. Humanities and unrestricted electives may be completed pass/fail. A student who has completed 24 or more semester hours and has a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, may elect to take one course per semester on a pass/fail basis.
How many credit hours are required for full-time status?
Students are defined to be full-time in the fall and spring semesters if they are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. During the summer session, at least 6 credit hours are required for full-time status.
What are the requirements for application to the School of Nursing and how do I apply?
Nursing courses are completed at the Junior and Senior level. Students may apply to the nursing major following completion of:
**The number of students admitted each semester is based on the adequacy of clinical placements and teaching faculty. Students are selected for admission without discrimination in regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital or parental status. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony may be considered for admission only if, in the judgment of the Admission Committee, the applicant has been satisfactorily rehabilitated. However, applicants should be aware that current Kansas law provides that no license, certificate of qualification or authorization to practice nursing as a licensed professional nurse shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons as specified in article 34 of Chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, as amended. The School of Nursing requires students applying for admission to disclose any current chemical dependency and the nature of treatment being received.
* The Activity fee structure includes parking, the student newspaper, e-mail and Internet use, campus athletic events and Student Health services.
What is Lifetime Wellness—PE 198?
This course explores fitness and wellness concepts that are important throughout one's life. Students will participate in a selected activity, attend lectures, participate in fitness testing and develop a personal fitness plan. This course is a university requirement for all students, except those with a prior Baccalaureate degree. Check with the nursing advisor about transfer of this course from other colleges/universities if you have any questions.