Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, you must have:

  • Completed 30 hours of prerequisite coursework as required by the School of Nursing, minimum of 8 hours science completed.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

1. Complete Washburn University Application

Washburn University application completed through the Office of Admissions:

2. Complete School of Nursing Application

The School of Nursing online application includes these areas:

  • School of Nursing application
  • Projection sheet
  • Written Interview
  • 2 Reference Statements submitted through an online reference form.
  • Signed Essentials Document

3. Request Official Transcripts

Official transcript(s) from ALL colleges/universities attended must be sent to Washburn University. Transcripts should be sent electronically to the following email address: etranscripts@washburn.edu or paper copies mailed to:

University Registrar's Office
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

4. TOEFL Scores

If English is not your primary language or you are an International student, you must submit TOEFL scores.  Students must achieve the following iBT scores (internet based TOEFL) to be considered for admission: Writing – 20, Speaking – 20, Reading – 19, Listening – 20.

5. Scholarship Application

Renew or apply for an undergraduate nursing scholarship.

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For Fall Start For Spring Start

Application period: September 1-November 1

Application period: March 1 - May 1

All supporting documents submitted by January 15

  • All official transcripts
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Fall grades

All supporting documents submitted by August 15

  • All official transcripts
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Fall grades

Scholarship application (academic year) due February 15

Scholarship application (1 semester only) due September 15

Applicants will be notified of acceptance after mid-February. Applicants will be notified of acceptance after mid-September.

Potential Limits to Receiving a Nursing License

There are a number of reasons that the Kansas State Board of Nursing may deny, revoke, limit or suspend a nursing license. These include fraud or deceit in practicing nursing or in procuring a license, holding a felony conviction, being incompetent, being unable to practice due to abuse of drugs or alcohol, being judged in need of a guardian, exhibiting unprofessional conduct, having violated the provisions of the Kansas Nurse Practice Act, having action taken against your nursing license in another state, and assisting in suicide.

In 1997, the Kansas Nurse Practice Act was amended to add a new provision in the felony section: no person who has been convicted of a felony against persons (as specified in Article 34, Chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, prior to its repeal, or sections 36 through 64-174, 210 or 211 of chapter 136 of the 2010 Session Laws of Kansas and amendments thereto.) shall be licensed. In other felony or misdemeanor instances, the Board of Nursing will conduct an investigation and make an individual decision. As always, admission to and graduation from Washburn University School of Nursing does not guarantee eligibility to test for a nursing license in Kansas or any other state if a person's past record includes any of the situations listed above.

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