Complete your BSN in as little as 20 months

If you are an LPN, EMT, paramedic, military medic, corpsman, or other healthcare worker with training in certain specialties, you can complete your BSN through Wright State's BSN-Alternative Pre-Licensure Pathway. We evaluate your previous healthcare training and experience to provide college credit and/or reduce the number of clinical hours you may be required to complete. 

Learn more about how our student-focused and military-friendly faculty will support your success.


Why Wright State University

  • Only federal grant funded program option in Ohio
  • University ranked as a military friendly school for six consecutive years by GI Jobs and Military Advanced Education—home to over 1,000 veteran and military-affiliated students, ROTC cadets, guardsmen, and reservists
  • Waived application fee for veterans - visit the veterans admission page for instructions on how to apply
  • State-of-the-art Veteran and Military Center with full-time staff and student veterans to facilitate student support
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty—including retired Air Force project director
  • Emphasis on disaster recovery and response, with option to pursue disaster certification in conjunction with local National Center for Medical Readiness
  • Nationally accredited nursing program with NCLEX pass rates exceeding national averages
  • For more information about healthcare specialty training opportunities in the military, see the Military Education and Training Campus website


Veteran/Medic Option Highlights

Apply Now. Eligible applicants with military medical experience will receive first preference. 

  • Opportunities to obtain college credit for military training and experience
  • Program of study option allows completion of nursing sequence in shorter time than traditional pre-licensure BSN program
  • Full-time nursing veterans advisor on-site that understands the unique needs of veterans
  • Full-time student success coordinator and tutors available for academic assistance
  • Faculty trained to understand the unique veteran student population




This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UF1HP28522 and Wright State University Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Nursing Program for $954,117. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.