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THE TRADITIONAL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) 


The traditional BSN degree is for students seeking to become a Registered Nurse.

REQUIRED GPA 

A minimum college GPA of 2.5 is required. The GPA will be calculated from all college courses taken, not only those that pertain to our program.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Important update:  Applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree or will not complete a bachelor's degree prior to entry, the following general education courses are required. The program consists of 52 general education credits and 46 credits must be completed prior to entry. These required courses include:

  • No Prior Bachelor’s Degree:
    • English I (3 credits)
    • English II (3 credits)
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (3-4 credits)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (3-4 credits)
    • Microbiology (3-4 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
    • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
    • Cluster One Elective (3 credits)
    • Cluster Two Elective (3 credits)
    • Cluster Four Elective (3 credits)
    • Plus an additional 10-13 credits from any cluster

    In addition to the above required courses, students must complete additional coursework to equal 46 credits from the courses listed below prior to entry. This can include courses already completed that fit into a cluster (Medical Terminology, History, Religion, Public Speaking, Literature, etc.).

    Click here for more information regarding the Clusters
    Click here for more information on Transfer Credit

    Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree prior to entry from an accredited college or university in another discipline must complete these required courses: 

    • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology I (3-4 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology II (3-4 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Microbiology (3-4 credits)

    ONLINE LEARNING

    BSN students have classes that are fully online, including general education requirements and electives. Online learning is different than on-site learning and has different expectations. Find out if online learning is right for you, click HERE to take the assessment.

    APPLICATION DEADLINES 

    • Fall 2022 Admission – Deadline is March 1, 2022 (Classes begin in August 2022)
    • Spring 2023 Admission – Deadline is August 15, 2022 (Classes begin in January 2023)

    The steps below must be completed prior to the deadline: 

    ONLINE APPLICATION 

    UPDATED: STANDARDIZED EXAM 

    As a result of COVID-19, the Standardized Exam Requirement has been suspended for the fall 2022 application. 

    OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS 

    • From all schools attended including high school and any courses you are currently taking—even though the grades are not yet available.
    • If you took Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment (DE) or International Baccalaureate (IB), we must receive an official transcript from the appropriate host in addition to your high school transcript. AP - Collegeboard.org DE - Designated Community College IB - rrs.ibo.org
    • View Official Transcript instructions here.

    ADMISSIONS ESSAY

    • As part of the online application, applicants will be asked to respond to two of three statements.  
    • Please prepare your essay in advance of submitting your online application.  This can be done in word or notepad. 
    • Essay Statements 

    REFERENCES (2) 

    • Applicants need to submit the Student Reference Form Waiver by the application deadline. 
    • Two references are required.  Applicants can request references by sharing the link below.  Remember references should be professional and not from a friend or family member.  
      • Copy and paste this link into an email and send individually to your two references: https://forms.gle/moLM9byhmXJnLKCp6
      • Note: If your reference is unable to open the link due to firewalls, we can provide manual reference. Please contact Admissions

    Your application will be valid for one semester only. If you do not feel that you have enough time to submit all requirements by the deadline, please wait for the following application period to apply. Do you have a question about admissions? Contact Admissions or call (804) 627-5300.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm all requirements are received by the deadline. Requirements received after the deadline will not be considered. Contact the Department of Admissions to verify receipt of requirements prior to the deadline.

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