How to Apply
Admission to Wesleyan College does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. The student must apply for admission to the Nursing Program no later than February 1 prior to enrollment in junior year nursing courses. Minimum criteria for admission:
Prospective nursing majors should apply as first year, transfer, or nontraditional adult students, respectively. Apply online at no cost. Once a student has been accepted to Wesleyan, she will then apply to the Nursing Program by February 1 prior to enrolling in junior-level nursing courses. Please contact the Admission Office at 1.800.447.6610 or 478.757.5206 for any questions on how to apply to Wesleyan College. For more information about prerequisite courses or how to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, contact Sirena Fritz.
Additional admission policies for transfers and students who already hold a baccalaureate degree:
- Admission to Wesleyan College.
- Successful completion of all required pre-nursing courses or their equivalents.
- Grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher in all college work attempted.
- Satisfactory score on the Health Education System, INC. (HESI-A2) entrance exam.
- Submission of the Nursing Program Student Application by February 1. Applications completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. The nursing program uses rolling admissions and may be able to make admission decisions early.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 120 semester hours
I. The student must demonstrate proficiency in modern foreign language, writing, and mathematics. Writing, Modern Foreign Language, and Mathematics Requirements (determined by testing or completion of course work): Total Hours Required 0-12
- Pre-nursing courses completed at another regionally-accredited college or university will be evaluated by the registrar to determine which courses are the equivalents of Wesleyan’s pre-nursing curriculum.
- Courses in human anatomy and physiology taken more than five years before the enrollment at Wesleyan College will not satisfy the pre-nursing course requirements. At the discretion of the relevant program director, students may elect to challenge by examination Wesleyan’s human anatomy and physiology courses
- Nursing courses completed at another institution will not be accepted by Wesleyan College.
- Transfer students and students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on all previous college-level work. Baccalaureate degrees that are applied in nature or are from an institution outside the United States will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
II. The student must complete the General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While the course requirements vary slightly, students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing achieve the same General Education outcomes as those who complete the Bachelor of Arts.
General Education Requirements: (32 hours)
- WRI 101 Fundamentals of College Writing...0 or 3 hours
- SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I...0 or 3
- SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II...0 or 3
- MAT 130 College Algebra...0 or 3
A. Wesleyan Integrative Seminar Experience: (6 hours)
WISe 101 ...3 hours
WISe 102 ...3 hours
B. Seminar and Interactive Component:
1. Fine Arts: (3 hours)
- ARH 126 The Critical Eye
- ARH 230 Masterpiece
- MUS 150 From Bach to Rock
- MUS 285 Women in Opera
- THE 110 Theatre Practice and Criticism
- THE 245 Shakespeare on Page and Stage
2. Humanities: (6 hours/ different prefixes) from:
- Com 103 Communication Theory
- Com 202 Public Speaking
- Com 216 Intercultural communication
- ENG 111 Analyzing Literature
- ENG 201 British Literature I
- ENG 202 British Literature II
- ENG 211 American Literature I
- ENG 212 American Literature II
- ENG 217 Readings in African-American Literature
- ENG 270 African literature
- PHI 223 Ethics
- REL 100 Theories and methods of Religious Studies
- REL 251 Religions of India and China
- REL 253 Islam
- SPA 220 Intermediate Medical Spanish
- WST 200 Women, Culture, and Society
3. Social and Behavioral Sciences/ Professional Studies: (6hours)
(a) Required: PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
(b) Choose 3 hours from the following
POL 115 American Politics
POL 225 Women in Politics
HIS 135 United States History
BUS 105 Contemporary Business
III. Pre-Nursing Concentrations: (15 hours)
Required: (15 hours)
4. Science and Mathematics: (11 hours)
(a) Required: BIO 110 Principles of Biology I
(b) Required: CHM 101 General Chemistry
(c) Required: MAT 220 Statistical Methods
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Requirements
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I.…4 hours
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II….4 hours
BIO 245 Microbiology…4 hours
EDU 209 Human Growth and Development….3 hours
Wesleyan College Bachelor of Science in Nursing
3rd-4th Year Nursing Courses
(Require Admission to Nursing Program)
Fall 16 hours
Spring 15 hours
- NUR 300 Foundation of Professional Nursing...2 hours
- NUR 301 Physical Assessment & Health Promotion ...4 hours
- NUR 302 Holistic Nursing I: Clinical Nursing Skills... 4 hours
- NUR 303 Human Pathophysiology through the life span...3 hours
- NUR 304 Evidenced-Based Practice...3 hours
Fall 15 hours
- NUR 311 Pharmacology ... 4 hours
- NUR 314 Holistic Nursing II: Intro to Care of the Client ...5 hours
- NUR 315 Holistic Nursing III: Basic Care of the Inpatient Client ...6 hours
Spring 14 hours
- NUR 403 Holistic Nursing IV: Advanced Care of the Inpatient Client ...6 hours
- NUR 404 Holistic Nursing V: Care of the Client in Specialized Settings ...5 hours
- NUR 405 Holistic Nursing VI: Women’s Health Across the Lifespan ...4 hours
60 Total Newly Developed Nursing Courses
- NUR 413 Leadership & Management in Nursing ...4 hours
- NUR 414 Holistic Nursing VII: Care of the Client in the Community ...4 hours
- NUR 415 Holistic Nursing VIII: Capstone Nursing Practicum ...6 hours
Total pre-nursing + nursing hours required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 120-128
The program prepares the successful graduate to:
Clinical Practice Requirements
Nursing courses will require varied clinical practice opportunities throughout the program. These practice settings are located in and around Macon, Georgia and will be scheduled at various times, including nights and weekends. Students must have their own transportation to the clinical practice settings. Additional course fees will apply.
Prior to participating in a clinical experience, each student must provide documentation of the following:
- Synthesize knowledge and content from the prerequisite core of science, mathematics, the liberal arts (humanities, fine arts, modern foreign language and the social sciences) to the practice of professional nursing.
- Provide holistic care to clients of all ages in a variety of settings.
- Integrate evidenced-based practice (EBP) as the foundation for nursing interventions and care delivery.
- Analyze issues that impact nursing, health and the global community.
- Synthesize concepts of leadership and management into the practice of nursing.
- Integrate the role of the professional nurse with an awareness of self and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Clinical practice requirements involve costs not covered by tuition, room, and board and will be the responsibility of the student. Students will also be responsible for purchasing supplies such as uniforms, nametags, and personal medical kits.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Satisfactory completion of health requirements including a complete health history, current physical examination, current immunizations, and tuberculosis screening.
- Satisfactory results of criminal background check and drug screening.
- Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers certification.
- Health Professions Student Liability Insurance and personal health insurance.
The Wesleyan College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will begin in fall 2013. The program earned Initial Approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing in July 2012, and will seek Full Approval during 2015 when the first cohort of nursing students graduates. Wesleyan College anticipates approval of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in the fall of 2012. In 2014, the Wesleyan Nursing program will apply for national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting body for both baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.
Sirena Sawyer Fritz, MSN, R.N. to the positions of BSN Program Director and assistant professor of nursing. Fritz began her academic career at Georgia College and State University in 1995 as an adjunct clinical faculty member. Since 2010 she has served in the role of nursing programs chair at Macon State College. Fritz also worked as a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist at The Medical Center of Central Georgia and HCA Coliseum Medical Centers.
Dr. Teresa Kochera, DNP, RN, PCCN, CNL has joined the Wesleyan nursing faculty as an associate professor. Most recently Kochera was associate professor of nursing at Macon State College. She has also served in nursing and administrative positions at Houston Medical Center, Hospital Corporation of America, and Bay Medical Center.
Facilities & Faculty
“Our Munroe Science Center is, of course, crucial to this new degree program, since we already have the laboratory and classroom space in Munroe that can be dedicated to this purpose. Clinical practice sites will include the Medical Center of Central Georgia as well as other acute and primary care health facilities in the region,” said President Ruth Knox. Supporting faculty – biology, chemistry, psychology, and general education – are already in place.