BSN Veteran/Medic Option

Program Description

CoNH-Program-desc.jpgDesigned primarily for military medics and corpsmen, this is the only program option in the State of Ohio funded to address the unique needs of the military medic and corpsmen by offering a variety of specilized services.

This BSN option takes into account military training in specific health specialties to provide college credit and/or reduce number of clinical hours. Starting in the fall semester, the accelerated option will also allow qualified applicants to complete nursing coursework in five consecutive semesters, and shorten completion time to 20 months.


To be eligible to apply to the undergraduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:


Applicants must have prior healthcare experience/training as outlined below. For veterans, a list of military specialties that would be acceptable for admission to this BSN option include:

Air Force (AFSC)

  • 1T2X1 – Pararescue
  • 4H0X1 – Cardiopulmonary Laboratory
  • 4N0X1 – Aerospace Medical Service (B/C/F)
  • 4N1X1 – Surgical Service

Army (MOS)

  • 18D – Special Forces Medical Sergeant
  • 68B – Orthopedic Specialist
  • 68C – Practical Nursing Specialist
  • 68D – Operating Room Specialist
  • 68K – Medical Laboratory Specialist
  • 68W – Health Care Specialist
  • 68X – Behavioral Health Specialist

Navy (Rating)

  • HM – Hospital Corpsman

Other pathways of admission to this BSN option, regardless of veteran or military status, include:

  • Paramedic/EMT
  • LPN
  • A bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field AND direct patient care experience

This list is not exhaustive of all possibilities to qualify for admission to this BSN option. To discuss your own health care background and to see if you may qualify, please contact the Academic Advisor for Veterans and Military at

The development of this BSN option was made possible with grant funding focused on increasing the enrollment and graduation rates of veterans and active/reserve military in BSN programs. While this BSN option is open to anyone with a background described above, first consideration will be given to applicants with a military background. For more information about military medical training, please see the Military Education and Training Center registrar site at:


Be admitted to Wright State University as a matriculated (degree seeking) student.


Complete before the start of the first nursing course the following admission prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better, maintaining a minimum 2.75 prerequisite GPA:

  • Anatomy 2100 (Human Anatomy I)
  • Anatomy 2120 (Human Anatomy II)
  • English 1100 (Composition I)
  • Psychology 1010 (Introductory)
  • Psychology 3410 (Lifespan Developmental)
  • Chemistry 1020 (Organic)
  • Biology 1050, 1070, 1120 or 1150
  • Statistics 1600

Students who begin the Anatomy and Physiology series Fall 2015 or beyond must provide evidence of taking both Anatomy and Physiology courses at the same institution in order to ensure coverage of all necessary content prior to starting their nursing series of courses. This requirement will be only be waived for students who provide documentation in the form of a course syllabus or other similar documentation that provides evidence of all required anatomy and physiology content.


Achieve a minimum composite score of 80% on the English language, the science, and the math modules on the HESI A2 Entrance exam.


Complete all undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA.


Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435. Information on the background check can be found here (pdf).


Submit an Application for Admission (PDF) to the College of Nursing and Health Student Affairs Office, 160 University Hall. Please attach copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended and HESI results scores to the application. The application deadline for fall admission is May 15.


Complete an interview with an admission panel.

Admission to the College of Nursing and Health is competitive due to constraints of the affiliating clinical facilities and program resources. The most qualified applicants are selected based on the following criteria: achievement of a minimum score on the HESI A2 Entrance exam, admission prerequisite course work GPA, cumulative undergraduate course work GPA, criminal records check and interview.

  • The College of Nursing and Health has no waiting list. To be reconsidered for a subsequent admission period, the student must reapply to the program and compete for admission with all other applicants for that period. 
  • Admitted students may not defer entrance to the program; they must reapply.  Prior acceptance does not guarantee acceptance at a later date. 

In meeting the admission prerequisite courses or progression requirements:

  • Students may repeat any science course once.
  • Only two science courses may be repeated.
  • All natural science courses must be current (taken within 5 years of acceptance to the program).

All applicants for admission to the nursing program receive consideration regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, creed, age, political views, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.

Health Status

All students must have a health status consistent with meeting program objectives and be capable of actively participating in all clinical experiences as certified by a physician or a nurse practitioner prior to entrance into Nursing 2124.

Students entering Nursing 2124 must submit proof of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.  Students must maintain current proof of CPR recertification throughout the program. The acceptable course meeting the CPR requirement is:

  • American Heart Association course: BLS for Health Care Provider (single-rescuer and 2-person, team basic life support with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics)


Sample Curriculum Pattern

Year 1 Fall
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 16)
NUR 2124 Intro & Assessment (IW) 7
NUR 3100 Pathophysiology 3
HLT 3400 Pharmacology 3
ENG 2100 Research & Argument 3
Year 1 Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 16)
NUR 3420 Mental Health 6
NUR 3480 Care of Adults 7
NUR 3200 Family Diversity (IW) 3
Year 1 Summer
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 11)
NUR 3440 Obstetrics 4
NUR 3460 Pediatrics 4
NUR 3300 Foundations of EBP (IW) 3
Year 2 Fall
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 15)
NUR 4420 Critical Care 6
NUR 4440 Public Health 6
SOC 2000 Intro to Sociology (W) 3
Year 2 Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits (Total 16)
NUR 4460 Leadership Mgmt./Preceptorship 10
ATH 2500 Cultural Anthropology (MC)
Optional Disaster Elective

MC = Multicultural
IW = Integrated Writing
Additional courses may be needed to fulfill all graduation requirements. 120 semester hours required for BSN.

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Contact Us

Sherrill Jeanne Smith, Ph.D., RN, CNL, CNE

College of Nursing& Health Teaching
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor
University Hall 102, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Kelli Jo Haley, M.Ed.

College of Nursing& Health Teaching
Academic Advisor/Recruiter
University Hall 103, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001