Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Accelerated Option

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Accelerated degree program at Wichita State University offers Kansas' only accelerated nursing program at a state university. Wichita State's School of Nursing programs helps qualified students become qualified nurses in only 13 months.

Key Program Features
  • Receive degree sooner. The BSN-Accelerated option is a compressed program that can be completed in 13 months.
  • Earn professional qualification. Students completing this program are qualified for entry-level nursing positions in all healthcare settings as well as graduate-level study.
  • Receive national preparation. The BSN-Accelerated degree prepares students to take the national RN licensing exam and become registered nurses.
  • Receive full coursework and clinical experience. This program encompasses the same amount of coursework and clinical experience as our traditional program but in a compressed time frame.
Accelerated Admission Criteria

Minimum criteria must be met in order to be admitted to the accelerated nursing program:

  • Fully admitted to Wichita State University at time of application
  • *Must be complete and on transcript at time of application
  • Meets one of the following score requirements:
    • TEAS minimum passing scores (See TEAS Test webpage)
    • ACT composite of 27 or higher
    • SAT composite of 1125 or higher
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.00
  • If a student has taken coursework at WSU, their institution GPA must be a 2.00 or higher
  • No grade lower than a 2.0 in any pre-requisite course
  • 3.00 cumulative GPA in the following science courses
    • Chemistry*
    • Anatomy and Physiology*
    • Microbiology*
    • Pathophysiology
    • Clinical Pharmacology
  • No general education courses left to complete at the start of the nursing program
  • Meet application deadline of February 1

Selection Rubric










Max 40 points

Science grades 1st attempt

A 10

B 7

C 0

Max 30 points

Points are awarded based on grades in Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology.

Science 2nd attempt

A 7

B 3

C 0

Science 3rd attempt

A 3

B 0

C 0

Healthcare experience

Details on qualifying experience in application packet

Max 3 points

Diversity experience

Details on qualifying experience in application packet

Max 2 points

Previous Bachelor’s Degree

Yes - 2

No - 0

Max 2 points

Must be awarded and on transcript at time of application

Typed Essay – Topic:

Why I want to be a nurse

Maximum of 250 words

Max 3 points

Accuracy and grammar in the entire packet


Packet submitted correctly on first attempt (1 pt)

Consistent use of proper grammar (0.5 pts)

No spelling errors (0.5 pts)

Max 2 points

Program FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About the Program
Question Answer
Program Entry Point Summer
Program Length 13 months
Study Plan Options Full-time (Days, Nights, Weekends)
Application Period December 1 - February 1
Application Deadline February 1st
Application Available December 1st
Professional Curriculum Begins Every May
Class Size 30
Application Ratio 1.5: 1
Minimum GPA to apply 3.0 on all college-level coursework; minimum grades of "C/2.0" in all prerequisite coursework
Minimum GPA to graduate 2.0 in all college work
Examinations Required TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)