Adult Undergraduate Application for Admission

For graduate degrees, use this Application.

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Acknowledgement of Nebraska Wesleyan University Background Policy

Although the Social Work Department does not conduct background checks or review records in the Nebraska Child Abuse and Neglect Central Register/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry, as a faculty we would like to strongly advise students that if these scenarios are applicable, students must be aware that his or her ability to become licensed as a Certified Master Level Social Worker and/or a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner will be unlikely or severely compromised. In addition, if a student would like to volunteer/shadow or participate in a practicum placement that serves minor children or young adults, Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) will perform a background check. The Human Resource Office handles processing of all volunteer checks and analysis of the results. If a student fails the background check, the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources will notify the Social Work Department Chair, the student’s case will be reviewed, and a decision will be made accordingly. Please see the NWU Background Policy listed below for more details.

Nebraska Wesleyan University performs a background check on all full and part time staff and faculty candidates offered employment, all on campus volunteers and students in nursing, athletic training, and forensic science programs, and any situation in which students, faculty or staff work with children or young adults. All offers of employment are contingent upon passing a background check. No one can work prior to that completion and approval. Volunteers applying to work on campus must pass the background check before starting their volunteer service.

The Human Resource Office handles processing of all candidates for employment or volunteer checks and analysis of the results. Nursing, Athletic Training, Student Teachers in Education, and Forensic Science programs perform back ground checks on their students and retain proper documentation for such background checks. The background check will determine whether there are incidents in an applicant’s history that would pose a potential risk and confirm information provided in application materials. Determinations are made on a case by case basis. Questions about this policy are directed to the Human Resource Office.

Furthermore, at any time during a student’s participation in the Nebraska Wesleyan University Social Work Program, if a student has any arrests or criminal charges (other than minor traffic violations) that result in conviction the student is required to report such actions to the Social Work Department Chair immediately. The information provided to the Department Chair will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Personal Statement
Compact state nursing license
The Nursing Program at Nebraska Wesleyan University is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Nursing Essential Functions for Undergraduate and Graduate Admission

Nursing Programs at Nebraska Wesleyan University are rigorous and intense and place specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in a nursing program. The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students applying to the BSN or MSN Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted to the program. If you question whether reasonable accommodations would allow you to meet the requirements for a specific program option, please contact the Assistant Dean for Nursing for guidance.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Ability to use senses:
    • Visual acuity with corrective lenses to identify color changes in skin, respiratory movement in patients; read fine print/writing on physician orders, monitors, equipment calibrations, measure medications in syringes, IV’s etc.
    • Hearing ability with auditory aids to hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, call bells, telephone orders; to hear blood pressure, heart, lung, and abdominal sounds with a stethoscope; to understand a normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face.
    • Olfactory ability to differentiate odors from breath, skin, and body fluids.
    • Tactile ability to feel differences in skin temperature and to perform physical assessment.
  • Motor ability: Physical ability to walk moderate to long distances, to stand for up to 4 hours, to lift, move, and transfer patients/equipment of 20lbs. or more, to maneuver in limited space, to perform CPR, to provide routine and emergency care, to possess manual dexterity and ability to feel with one’s hands to insert tubes, prepare medications, and perform technical skills.
  • Ability to Communicate: Ability to communicate effectively in English in verbal and written form through interaction with patients, family, and healthcare members from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds; to write and input (paper and electronic) clearly and correctly on patient’s record for legal documentation.
  • Ability to Problem Solve: Intellectual and conceptual ability to think critically in order to make decisions, which include measuring, calculating, reasoning, analyzing, prioritizing, and synthesizing data.
  • Ability to Maintain Emotional Stability: Ability to function safely under stress and adapt to changing clinical and patient situations.
  • Meet technical computer skills/competency.
  • The perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the BSN or MSN program as outlined.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in classroom and clinical situations.
  • Maintain professional behavior in the classroom and clinical settings.


Reference request

Enter the names and emails of at least two associates willing to serve as references in support of your application for admission. You may optionally complete this section at a later time. A link will be provided in your confirmation email after submitting this form.

Reference 1

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, students have the right to inspect their files upon request. You may retain the right to review your references’ submissions or waive it below. Your reference will be informed of your choice. The waiving of your right to see reference information is not a requirement for admission.

Previous college

In order to complete the admission application process, all colleges/universities you have attended must send an official academic transcript.

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Financial aid

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