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Associate Degree Nursing Admission & Selection

Welcome Students

A limited number of students are accepted into WSU’s Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) each year.

This enables WSU to provide the quality clinical experience and skill set this growing field requires.

How to Apply?

You should print and read the Applicant Checklist before completing the application.

*Please note that a current CNA or EMT certificate is a prerequisite for the AS Program. See details of application requirements at the link to the Applicant Checklist below:

Take the following steps to apply to the ADN Program:

Applications are due by August 17, 2020 (early) or August 31, 2020 (final).

Until Further NOTICE due to COVID-19 all applications must be mailed to the address listed on the application and can not be submitted in person as the Marriott Building is closed (April 22, 2020).

Application Assistance is available through the Office of Admissions Advisement, 801-626-6136 or

It is critical that all parts of the application process be completed and submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: from this application cycle forward the AS (RN) program is now 4 straight semesters. There are no breaks other than the break between semesters. Summer semesters are used and courses will be taught. Please make appropriate plans. This also means that the RN to BSN progession opportunity that is avaiable to all AS (RN) graduates will begin that next semester after the AS (RN) graduation. No breaks. Breaks between semesters only!

Admission Requirements

You must complete the prerequisite classes needed for the ADN Program at the time of application to count in the applicant ranking for that admissions cohort.

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the nursing program.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Applicant Resources

Application Deadlines

Spring semester 2021 (Application available early May 2020)

Early consideration: August 17, 2020
Final deadline: August 31, 2020

Summer semester 2021(Application available mid September 2020)
Early consideration: December 18, 2020
Final deadline: January 6, 2020

Fall semester 2021(Application available early February 2021)
Early consideration: April 28, 2021
Final deadline: May 12, 2021

Application Review

Applications are reviewed by the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Admissions and Advancement Committee.

A point system is used to facilitate candidate selection. Applications received early will earn extra points. Support courses are evaluated, but points will not be awarded for courses in progress during the semester applications are received.

Admitted high school applicants will be required to attend a summer semester to complete the prerequisite courses.

Selection Notification

Students are notified of acceptance into the program by mail within approximately 6 weeks of final deadline.


Contact the Health Professions Admissions Office at 801-626-6136 or