The Department of Nursing at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has announced a new initiative: the Direct Admit Pathway (DAP) program, offering high school seniors a clear route into the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program from their freshman year.
The DAP program caters to high-achieving high school seniors aspiring to pursue a nursing career, providing them with an efficient admission process and early access to nursing coursework. To qualify for the program, applicants must meet specific criteria, including a minimum GPA of 3.8, a minimum ACT composite score of 25—or SAT score of 1200—and submission of a signed letter of intent.
Once admitted, students must maintain their excellent academic status and continue to fulfill specific requirements to remain eligible for the traditional BSN program. These requirements include satisfactory completion of pre-professional coursework, achieving a minimum score of 75.0 on the HESI A2 Entrance Exam, maintaining a minimum retention GPA of 3.25, and meeting regularly with admissions committee member to review progress and ensure compliance with program requirements.
Benefits of the DAP program include personalized support and guidance from experienced faculty members. It offers guaranteed acceptance into the traditional BSN program, small clinical and lab groups facilitating hands-on learning, and seamless transition into SWOSU Nursing master’s programs for further education and career advancement. SWOSU Nursing graduates can expect 100% career placement upon graduation.
The Department of Nursing is committed to providing accessible pathways for aspiring nursing professionals. With its focus on simplicity and clarity, the DAP program enables students to achieve their academic and professional goals in nursing.
For more information about the Direct Admit Pathway program, including admission requirements and application procedures, please contact Dr. LeaAnne Hume at [email protected] or Courtney Bryan [email protected] .