Admission Requirements


Applicants must complete the equivalent of all of the UW Oshkosh courses listed below.  Matching course descriptions does not ensure course equivalency.  Upon application to the University a transfer credit evaluation is completed by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.  Please refer to our FAQ page for more details regarding the transfer course process.


Prerequisite Coursework

To be eligible to apply for admission, applicants must have the following:

  • A minimum grade of C  in all prerequisite courses

  • An associated laboratory component with all natural science prerequisites

  • 4  of the 6 required natural science courses by the application deadline.  All 8 required courses must be completed by January 31st for May cohorts; August 15th for October cohort.


English Composition English 101, 110 Honors, 188 WBIS, 202, 300, or 312
Intro or General Psychology Psychology 101 or 104
Growth, Development, and Health across the Lifespan [must cover entire lifespan] Nursing 200 or Psychology 391 or Educational Foundations 377
Science (Biological Concepts) Biology 105 or 230
Science (Human Anatomy) Biology 211
Science (Physiology) Biology 212 or 319
Science (Microbiology) Biology 233 or 309
Science (Chemistry I) Chemistry 101 or 105
Science (Biochemistry or Chemistry II ) Chemistry 102 or 106
General Education from first degree Considered on individual basis (6 credits)



The application GPA is calculated using the courses listed above. 


The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher but are not calculated as part of the admission GPA:

College Level Math and Speech (Public Speaking)



 Prerequisite courses do not expire. 



Minimum Application Requirements

  • Admission to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

  • Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited University with a minimum of 2.5 GPA

  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA calculated using prerequisite courses, with no prerequisite grade less than C  (C- and CD are not acceptable) 

  • TEAS V admissions test  score with the minimum program mean and individual subject scores listed on the application (cost assumed by applicant) 

  • Completed Criminal Background Check as required by Caregiver Law processed through Certified Background (cost assumed by applicant)

  • Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) in applicant's home state

  • Completion of all prerequisite coursework by January 31st for May cohorts; August 15th for October cohorts

Preferred Application Requirements

  • Nursing GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Work experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant

  • TEAS V  individual test scores and total score well above the program means

  • Experience with diverse populations (e.g. age groups, disabled, ethnic groups, special needs)

  • All coursework completed no later than the end of the fall semester for May cohorts, spring semester for October cohorts


  • See application for test completion deadline

  • Minimum acceptable score is the current program mean as listed on the application

  • See the TEAS V Requirements page for information on how to register and prepare:for the exam:  TEAS V






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