BSN Pre-licensure Application Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

1.  Complete application package for Wilson School of Nursing. Packages should be dropped off or postmarked no later than the last day of the application. 

2.  Apply for admission to MSU via the ApplyTexas portal.

When can I apply?

The BSN Pre-licensure application for the FALL SEMESTER of each year will be open from February 15th to March 31st. 

The BSN Pre-licensure application for the SPRING SEMESTER of each year will be open from July 1st to August 15th.  

I'm already an MSU student - does that mean I'm admitted to the nursing program?

NO. Admission to MSU (whether past, current, or future) doesn't guarantee admission to the Wilson School of Nursing BSN Pre-licensure program. 

I'm not currently an MSU student. Can I complete the Wilson School of Nursing BSN Pre-licensure application even though I haven't been formally admitted to the university by the application deadline?

YES.  However, you must have, or be qualified for, full admission to Midwestern State University. Complete information regarding application deadlines and requirements can be found on the MWSU Admissions webpage.

I'm attending classes at MSU right now (current semester). Does that make a difference in my application process?

YES.  If you are currently enrolled in classes at MSU, you do not need to apply to the university again.  You will still need to submit official transcripts.

Can I go ahead and send my transcripts and HESI A2 scores before I submit my WSON application?

NO. You MUST send your documents in with your application. Failure to do so will make your application ineligible.

Do I have to send my transcripts and HESI A2 scores at the same time as I complete the application? What if I haven't taken the HESI before I apply?

YES, you have to submit your documents at the same time you apply. You cannot submit application without documents. Applications will not be considered unless all items have been received.

I need to take the HESI A2 test. Where can I do it - and when?

You can take the HESI A2 at the MSU Testing Center or at any approved testing center.  To schedule an appointment with the MSU Testing Center, please call them at 940-397-4676.  Regardless of where you take it, you will need to send us a copy of the results with your application.

Will I need to send you my official transcripts?

YES. If you are applying for admission to the university, your official transcripts will ALSO be required as part of that process.

I've taken Nursing courses elsewhere. Can I receive credit for them?

Introduction to Nursing and Pathophysiology are in-program courses now and you will not receive transfer credit for taking them at another institution.  You are required to take them at MSU once you are admitted to the BSN Pre-licensure program.   If you are applying as a TRANSFER student from another nursing program, your nursing courses may be considered.  Transfer admission requires a letter of good standing from your previous school, along with course syllabi for any courses for which you wish to receive transfer credit. 

Should I go ahead and do my fingerprints/background check once I've applied?

NO.  If you are admitted to Wilson School of Nursing you will receive instructions for your background check as part of your admission acceptance letter.