Students who have a RN license may apply for admission to the RN to BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, program which is offered on-site in many locations across the state and online. Students may attend the program off-campus or online. Since the RN requires college level work to have been completed at an institution of higher education that results in an Associate’s degree, applicants are considered as transfers to Winston-Salem State University. The admission process is slightly different depending on the type of Associate’s you received.

Admission requirements are detailed in the Undergraduate Catalog, the Admissions pages, and the RN-BSN pages.

Adhere to all deadlines and submit all documents required to complete your application packet as soon as possible. All documents must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

The AAS and ADN degree (which are applied science degrees) require that transfer credit is applied in a course-by-course basis. Applicants need to have at least 51 hours of transferable credit in courses that are considered outside the nursing major in order to be considered for admission to the program. Admissions requirements for all students: 3 credits of Statistics, 3 credits of Developmental Psychology, 8 credits of Natural Sciences (6 must be A & P I & II).

What is the Application Process?

The RN-BSN program only accepts new students for the Spring and Summer I terms. If you apply for any other term your application will not be considered for admission to the RN-BSN program. Important: All documents must be submitted by the due date to be considered for admission.

Spring (January) Admission

Submit application and all supporting
documents by Dec. 2

Summer I (May) Admission

Submit application and all supporting
documents by April 10

Fall (August) Admission

Submit application and all supporting
documents by July 10

The application process for all new applicants, regardless of the degree earned, is the same. You may apply online to the RN-BSN program at Winston-Salem State University or complete and submit a paper application. A paper application is required for students seeking readmission to WSSU.

  • If applying online, select entrance status of Extension/Distance Learning and a Major of Nursing-RN-BSN (BS)-Distance Learner. If applying by paper application, select RN-BSN Distance Learning as your intended major.
  • Select degree seeking transfer or, if you hold a baccalaureate degree (4-year institution) mark degree seeking 2nd degree

Indicate all schools for which college credit was earned, or is currently being earned regardless of the year(s) you attended or your major at the prior institution. Failure to list every school will result in delays in processing the application. No decision will be made until all transcripts are received. Any discrepancy between the colleges you listed and the transcripts that come in will cause delays in processing.

List every last name you have used that may appear on a transcript. It can be extremely difficult to match transcripts to applicants when names are missing causing delays in processing the application.

Request that official transcripts be sent to the WSSU Office of Admissions from every school attended. Your application will remain incomplete until all transcripts and other required documents are received by the Admissions Office.

If you are currently enrolled in a college or university, you must send a copy of the current course registration information and/or an unofficial transcript from the current institution so that the courses can be considered as part of the application. The document(s) should be mailed or emailed (as a pdf) to the WSSU Office of Admissions. Please include a note that explains the information.

Any acceptance decision is considered ‘Conditional' when registration information and/or unofficial transcripts for courses in which you are currently enrolled is used in the decision-making process. An acceptance decision is subject to reversal if the final, official transcript does not show satisfactory completion of the coursework or is not be submitted before the start of classes.

All documents must be submitted to:

WSSU Office of Admissions
Anderson Center Suite 137
601 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

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