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Wilson School of Nursing Current Students



Did you know that there are lots of online resources and tools available for you to use, free of charge?  WSON Chair Dr. Kathleen Williamson has shared a number of helpful sites for students. Click here to access the list of links she provided.


Wilson School of Nursing compliance  records are managed through CastleBranch (formerly known as Certified Background), one of the top ten background screening and compliance management companies in the nation.  Students who have been admitted to WSON will receive complete information during the admission/enrollment process.  Use the Access Compliance Portal link on the left or copy the url into your browser.  For assistance with compliance issues, please contact Janet Rainey.


Each year WSON awards a number of scholarships to students enrolled in BSN prelicensure (including ACCEL-RN), RN-Transition, and Graduate (both MSN and Certificate) programs. You must be a student in good standing, admitted to one of our programs, and enrolled in courses (NURS 3211 or above).  The Student Affairs Committee meets in the spring to award funds for the following academic year. based primarily on scholarship and need.  Some funds have specific residency  requirements as well.  Complete the online scholarship application to get started.   The application period is January 1 - March 1.


The purpose of the MUSTANGS Project is to prepare Wilson School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students for future employment with rural and/or underserved populations utilizing innovative academic and clinical training experiences.  Funded by a federal HRSA grant,  the project will award ten traineeships during the 2017/18 academic year and ten during the 2018/19 academic year.  MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate students who are enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner track and who will be taking NURS 5182/84 in Spring 2018 are eligible to apply for the first cohort.  The online application form must be completed by November 3, 2017. For more information, contact the MUSTANGS Project Manager, Vicki Jackson, at 940-397-4599 or by email, . 


Help us keep our contact information up to date by notifying the Wilson School of Nursing office when you move, change emails or phone numbers, or have a name change by filling out the online student information form.  Your information will only be used within the department and will never be released to outside parties.



Our Retention Specialist is focused on helping YOU succeed.  As the “stuff” of life and school happens - don’t let it get in the way of reaching your goals.

Whether the nature of your problems or issues is personal, familial, relational, financial, or academic … one of ongoing stress and anxiety … or of an emerging crisis or emergency & help; resulting in difficulty focusing on your studies, then you have the choice of coming to see the Retention Specialist.

Brent Walker, LCSW, ACSW is available 12 hours a week for appointments or walk-ins.  With 40 years  of experience in mental health and family issues, he can assist you as you explore present circumstances and sort through your possible future options, exploring outside options and resources that can be brought to the issues while you stay focused on your studies or refer you to other resources that are available. It may be a onetime thing or a several time thing … your choice … and all confidential.