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Jordan McKinney | 816-415-7678
Assistant Director of Admission - Nursing

Department of Nursing
William Jewell College
500 College Hill - Box 1002
Liberty, MO 64068

 

 

Anyone who has completed a BS or BA or higher degree who wants to become a nurse may want to consider William Jewell College’s accelerated track (BSN-AT). The College started its 12-month AT program in 2002 with approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, and in 2011 added a 16-month track. 

We are currently accepting applications for the January 2015 16-month Accelerated Track (Jan. 2015-May 2016) program.

We are currently accepting applications for the May 2015 12-month Accelerated Track (May 2015-2016) program.

  • Selection for the BSN-AT Program
  • Application Deadline
  • BSN Accelerated Track Application Checklist
  • Financial Aid

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of application to William Jewell College
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Prerequisite courses completed prior to the beginning of nursing classes with a grade of C or better in all courses
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (academic or professional) that address the candidate's character and ability to complete an intensive course of study
  • A formal interview to be scheduled by the Department of Nursing following submission of all application materials
  • An Involvement Résumé detailing any community service/volunteering, healthcare experience, and/or employment experience
  • Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Reading and Language Comprehension - (nominal fee) administered by the Department of Nursing

We are currently accepting applications for the January 2015 16-month Accelerated Track (Jan. 2015-May 2016) program.

We are currently accepting applications for the May 2015 12-month Accelerated Track (May 2015-2016) program.

BSN Accelerated Track Application Checklist

  • Complete a William Jewell College Application for Admission and Scholarship
  • Schedule an informal meeting with the Assistant Director of Admission - Nursing by clicking here or calling 816-415-7511
  • Write a 250-500 word essay on the following two topics: Why do you want to become a nurse? Why is William Jewell College the place for you to earn your BSN?
  • Provide official College Transcripts
  • Enclose two Letters of Recommendation (academic or professional) that address the candidate's character and ability to complete the 12-month or 16-month intensive course of study
  • Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®)  Reading Comprehension Test ($40 fee) administered by the Nursing Department.
  • Send an Involvement Résumé detailing any community service/volunteering, healthcare experience, and/or employment experience

A formal interview is required to determine admission status, and will be scheduled by the Department of Nursing in coordination with the student once all required transcripts and supplemental items are sent to:

Office of Admission
500 College Hill - Box 1002
Liberty, MO 64068

Electronic copies of transcripts are accepted if submitted to admission AT william.jewell DOT edu following completion of the official school application.

Financial Aid for the BS Nursing Accelerated Track

Students entering the B.S. in Nursing - Accelerated Track are eligible for financial assistance; however, sources are limited. Because students entering the AT program have already obtained a bachelor's degree, they are ineligible for federal and state grant assistance as well as Jewell grants and scholarships. Outside scholarships may be obtained from local hospitals and other organizations, usually with stipulations such as successful completion of the program and a contractual agreement of employment.

Tuition and Fees
Students attending the BSN-AT program are charged one flat rate for tuition. The 12-month May AT program consists of three terms. Students are billed for each term prior to the start of each semester.

May 2014 Accelerated Track Program Cost - $36,070

May 14 (Summer)            $12,023
August 2014 (Fall)           $12,023
January 2014 (Spring)    $12,023

 

Loan Eligibility
The Federal Direct Loan may be available to students according to FAFSA submission to the College. A maximum of $2,750 subsidized loan (based on demonstrated financial need) and $3,500 unsubsidized loan amounts for independent students may be obtained for each semester for the AT program (spring, summer, fall, spring). Dependent students are eligible for $2,750 subsidized and $1,000 unsbusidized loan according to federal regulations. A Federal Nursing Loan may also be available to eligible, need-based students on a funds-available basis.

Loan entrance counseling is required of all students electing to borrow the Federal Direct Loan. Loan proceeds will not be disbursed to the College until the counseling session is complete.

Two FAFSAs are required for financial aid for the duration of the AT program. Electronic filing of the FAFSA is available at fafsa.ed.gov.

Students whose FAFSAs have been received by the fall and/or spring orientation meeting held by the William Jewell College Nursing Department may have their Financial Aid Award Letters available at that time.

For additional assistance to help cover college costs, books and supplies, living expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses students may apply for a private, alternative loan. These non-federal loans are borrower-initiated, credit-based applications and can have unique characteristics such as loans directed at students pursuing a health profession.

Cost of Attendance 
The total cost of attending Jewell's BSN-AT program includes the tuition (listed above), books and supplies, living expenses, and maintenance expenses for the duration of the program. These expenses are not payable to the College and are currently under review using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to determine reasonable accommodations for living in the Kansas City metro area.

Please contact Daniel Holt at holtd AT william.jewell DOT edu  or (816) 415-5977 for questions regarding financial aid eligibility.

 

Classes
Students in the BSN-AT track and the four-year BSN track receive the same classes. Following are the prerequisite and required courses for the program.

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the BSN-AT program. Prospective students are encouraged to apply while in the process of completing your prerequisite coursework. Science coursework must have been completed within 10 years of the date of application, with Pathophysiology and Nutrition completed within 5 years of the date of application.

  • Basic Psychology [PSY 211]
  • Pathophysiology [NUR 301]
  • Nutrition [NUR 311]
  • Microbiology with a lab [BMS 126/L]
  • Chemistry with a lab [CHE 113/L]
  • Anatomy with a lab [BMS 243/L]
  • Physiology with a lab [BMS 250/L]

 

Required Courses 
A six-week and an eight-week summer session is required for all BSN-AT students.

  • Session I: Fundamentals of Nursing and Health Care, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, and Human Pathophysiology
  • Session II: Health Management of Adults and Pharmacology

AT students will join the senior BSN nursing students during the fall semester to complete the program requirements.

  • Fall Semester: Gerontology, Psychiatric Mental Health, Family Centered Nursing, Health Care Research, Theory and Practice 
  • Spring Semester: Management of Critical Health States, Applications of Management Concepts, Leadership, and Community Health.

 

 

  • An Involvement Résumé detailing any community service/volunteering, healthcare, and/or employment experience

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