Graduate Application for Admission

Please complete the following fields to be considered for admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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.


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