How to Apply
Prospective nursing majors should apply as first year, transfer, or nontraditional adult students, respectively. Apply online at no cost. Once a student has applied to Wesleyan, she will then apply online 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 or Kara Koran.
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. For more detail on the General Education requirements, refer to the Bachelor of Arts General Education section.
To fulfill the distribution requirement for Developing, Exploring and Expanding students must complete the following with different prefixes: 1 course from Fine Arts, 2 courses from Humanities, 3 courses from Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and 1 course from Social & Behavioral Sciences/ Professional Studies.
General Education Courses for Foundation Building (2 courses):
General Education Courses for Developing Competencies (3 courses):
Courses are listed by areas of knowledge within each competency
1. Writing Competency:
2. Speaking Competency:
3. Quantitative Reasoning Competency:
General Education Courses for Exploring, Expanding, (6 courses):
Courses are listed by areas of knowledge within each learning objective
Exploring Courses (5 courses)
Learning Objective 1. How current thought, actions, and behaviors are informed by historical events and phenomena
Learning Objective 2. How the natural world functions
Expanding Courses (1 courses)
Learning Objective 6. how living in a diverse and interdependent world presents both challenges and opportunities
Required Pre-Nursing Concentration Courses (4 courses) 15 hours
IV. Required Nursing (NUR) Courses: 60 hours
Note: These courses are open only to those students admitted to the BSN degree program. The student will take these courses in the 3rd (junior) and 4th (senior) years of the program.
Fall: Junior Year (3rd year) - 16 hours
Spring: Junior Year - 15 hours
Fall: Senior Year (4th year)- 15 hours
Spring: Senior Year- 14 hours
V. Electives: 0-10 hours
Total semester hours for BSN degree= 120
VI. The student must complete 120 semester hours (or the equivalent) with a cumulative grade point average of C (2.00) or higher and a grade point average of 2.50 or higher in the nursing (NUR) major.
1. CHM 101 requires MAT 130 (College Algebra) or placement at the MAT 140 (Pre-calculus Mathematics) level or higher.
2. Each student will take a writing proficiency test prior to enrollment to determine whether or not she must take Writing 101. WRI 101 must be taken during the first or second semester of enrollment.
3. Each student will take a mathematics test prior to enrollment to determine whether or not she must take Math 130. If it is determined that the student must take MAT 130, she must take the course during the first semester of enrollment.
4. Each student will take a Spanish test prior to enrollment to determine whether or not she must take SPA 101 and/or 102. Both courses can be taken during the first or second year.
Additional Notes for Transfer Students:
1. Instead of taking WISe 101 and 102, transfer students will complete, ENG 101 English Composition: Essays (3), and one course from the list of acceptable replacements for WISe 102 from the following: (A course taken from this list cannot be used to fulfill two requirements.)
2. Human anatomy and physiology courses taken more than five years before 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. Challenge examinations are graded on a credit/ no credit option, in order for credit to be granted for pre-nursing an examination grade of 70 or higher must be obtained.
3. Students who are proficient in modern foreign languages other than Spanish may request substitutions for SPA 101 and 102.
4. Students may request the substitution of BIO 112: Principles of Biology II – Diversity of Biological Systems (4) for CHM 101: General Chemistry I (4).
The program prepares the successful graduate to:
1. 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.
2. Provide holistic care to clients of all ages in a variety of settings.
3. Integrate evidenced-based practice (EBP) as the foundation for nursing interventions and care delivery.
4. Analyze issues that impact nursing, health and the global community.
5. Synthesize concepts of leadership and management into the practice of nursing.
6. Integrate the role of the professional nurse with an awareness of self and a commitment to lifelong learning.
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:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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 received approval of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in the spring of 2013. In 2013, 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.
Teresa Kochera, DNP, RN, PCCN, CNL serves as associate professor of nursing and nursing simulation director. Most recently Dr. Kochera served as adjunct faculty for the Medical College of Georgia and as associate professor of nursing at Macon State College. Dr. Kochera continues clinical practice in the middle Georgia area specializing in progressive care and clinical nurse leadership.
Holly Hollis, EdD (c), MSN, RN has joined the Wesleyan nursing faculty as assistant professor of nursing. Hollis began her teaching career at Gordon State College, serving as an assistant professor of nursing since 2007. Prior to that, she worked as an ICU nurse at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Message from President Ruth Knox
“We are confident that this new direction for Wesleyan College will accomplish several strategic goals - expanding our academic programs to meet the desires of today’s students, preparing those students for rewarding careers, and attracting a greater number of high caliber students to the region. Most important, the development of a strong nursing program at Wesleyan will address Georgia’s nursing shortage by educating high-quality, patient-centered, critical-thinking nurses who can help transform health care throughout our community and state.”
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Wesleyan nursing instructors demonstrate the new simulation lab in Munroe Science Center.
Nursing Simulation Lab in
Munroe Science Center:
Warren Associates receives first place
2013 Build Georgia Award
Warren Associates, Inc. of Macon, Georgia was recently awarded the 2013 Build Georgia Award First Place Honors for their work on the Nursing Simulation Lab in Munroe Science Center on the Wesleyan College campus. Warren Selby presented a plaque to Wesleyan’s nursing faculty on Tuesday, August 6.
Wesleyan’s new Simulation Lab is equipped with six human patient simulators, a state-state-of-the-art control room containing audio and video equipment capable of recording all student simulator experiences, a home health room, a pediatric intensive care unit, a medication dispensing system, and several other unique features. Inaugural nursing courses for Wesleyan’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) will begin fall semester. Each year, the College will admit one cohort of students into the nursing program. A close and consistent connection between class content and hands-on clinical experience will be an important aspect of Wesleyan’s BSN. Students will be prepared for leadership and practice in the role of professional nurse in a variety of health care settings and specialties.
Photo, left to right: Dr. Teresa Kochera, associate professor of nursing and nursing simulation director, Warren Selby, Jr., president, Warren Associates, Inc., Sirena Sawyer Fritz, BSN program director and assistant professor of nursing, and Holly Hollis, assistant professor of nursing.