Undergraduate students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program should work with their advisors in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
Individuals who do not start the BSN Program as first-year students, but decide at a later time during their undergraduate years to pursue a nursing career have several options.
Entering the BSN Program after the First-Year
Students entering their second year at CWRU may decide to start the BSN Program, but this option will typically require a fifth year of undergraduate studies to complete the nursing curriculum. Students considering this option should meet with the BSN Program Director.
Senior Year in Professional Studies
Students in their third year of studies may apply to the Graduate Entry Nursing Program through the Senior Year in Professional Studies option. Students considering this option should schedule a meeting with Asst. Dean Gregory Harris in the Office of Undergraduate Studies to review requirements for the Senior Year in Professional Studies program and for receiving their BA degree. Prerequisites and application instructions for the MN Program can be found at SYPS Graduate Entry.
Post-Baccalaureate BSN and Nursing Graduate Programs
Students who decide late in their undergraduate career (third of fourth year) that they want to pursue a career in nursing can apply to post-baccalaureate programs that lead to BSN, MN, or MSN degrees. These accelerated programs are designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and are typically two years in length. Prerequisites for these programs vary, but often include courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, and Human Growth and Development.