ACCEL-RN: Admission Criteria and Deadlines

Wilson School of Nursing
The ACCEL-RN is an intensive, 15-month program for students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree in another field. The ACCEL-RN program admits only in the summer semester.  Applications must be completed, including the personal interview and essay, by April 15th to be considered for admission. 

Admission Criteria

  • You must have full admission to Midwestern State University. Complete information regarding application deadlines and requirements can be found at http://admissions.mwsu.edu/. This does not guarantee admission to the ACCEL-RN program.
  • You must complete the nursing prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. A grade of “C” or higher is required on all science courses.  You may apply to the program while enrolled in these courses, but they must be completed before beginning. All core requirements for the BSN degree must be complete prior to starting the ACCEL-RN program.  If you were certified as "Texas Core Complete" at the time the first baccalaureate was awarded, this requirement has been met.  If your bachelor's degree was earned in another state, or from an institution that did not specify "Texas Core Complete", additional coursework may be required.You may view all nursing  prerequisites and BSN core requirements at:  ACCEL-RN Prerequisites
  • The HESI A2 assessment is required, and results must be submitted to Wilson School of Nursing during the application process as explained below. Scores received after the deadline will not be accepted.  Minimum scores for consideration are:80% on Math80% on composite English Language (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar)The HESI A2 may be taken at MSU or at another testing site. Contact the MSU Testing Service at 940-397-4676 if you wish to schedule an appointment to take the HESI A2 exam at MSU. 

  •  Documentation for the following requirements must be submitted prior to beginning the ACCEL-RN classes. The requirements will be explained in detail at the mandatory orientation for all students admitted into the program.

    1. Completion of a physical examination;
    2. Health insurance coverage;
    3. Nursing student liability insurance;
    4. Either American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification with hands-on skills or American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider certification with hands-on skills;
    5. FBI Criminal Background Check;
    6. Ten Panel Urine Drug Screen

     

    • You must be compliant with state of Texas-mandated and program-required immunizations. For more information, please review the Immunization Policy
    • You must successfully complete the personal interview and essay portions of the application process.   You will complete the essay on the same day as your scheduled interview.

    Application and Acceptance Process  - NEW Application period:  December 1- March 1
    • Both the university and ACCEL-RN applications are online. Click here for the university application or here for the ACCEL-RN application.
    • You will begin the WSON ACCEL-RN application online. Once you complete the initial form and click “submit” an additional form will appear.
    • You must save the second form to your computer.
    • Fill in the form (be sure to save again) and print a copy for submission.
    • Gather all of the supporting documents – we recommend you save copies for your records.
    • Follow the directions in the checklist on page 3 of the form.
    • Submit your application and supporting documents in one packet per the instructions.
    • Supporting documents (HESI scores, transcripts, etc) should be mailed or personally delivered to:

                        Midwestern State University Wilson School of Nursing

                        Attn: ACCEL-RN Admissions

                        3410 Taft Blvd Bridwell Hall 308

                        Wichita Falls, TX 76308

    • Once the application has been received, you will be scheduled for a mandatory personal interview and essay.
    • The Admissions Committee will evaluate and rank all complete applications and notify you of the admission decision.