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Flexible, Quality Education for Today's Professionals.

Registered nurses who have earned their bachelor’s degrees are in demand in hospitals around the country. Research shows that nurses who hold bachelor’s degrees excel at critical thinking and have improved patient outcomes.

The College welcomes registered nurses from all hospitals and care settings, particularly nurses employed at Bon Secours hospitals who wish to obtain their bachelor’s degree.

100 Percent Online

Our RN to BSN program is designed for the working registered nurse and provides the flexibility of earning your BSN 100 percent online. There are no class meetings, and all work is completed online, allowing you to maintain your work schedule and personal time.

Unlike other online RN to BSN programs, BSMCON offers complete flexibility – most students take two courses per semester and finish in two years, but students can create a schedule that works best for them, taking just one class at a time and up to four years to complete the program. Students also do not have to wait for required courses to be offered – all courses are offered each semester.

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  • Spring Term: Apply by Nov. 1
  • Summer Term: Apply by April 1
  • Fall Term: Apply by June 15

RN to BSN online program admission requirements

The RN to BSN online program requires applicants to have graduated from an accredited college or university; either diploma or associate degree.  Applicants must have a valid unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the U.S.

Required GPA

Applicants need to have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater for the general education course requirement

General education requirements for applicants with an RN licensure only (NO PRIOR DEGREE):

  • 40-46 credits of general education courses required prior to entry:
    • Intro to Psych (Principles of Psychology or General Psychology)
    • Developmental Psychology (Life Span Development)
    • Microbiology (we will accept BIO 150)
    • English I & II
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II 
    • Statistics
    • Elective: 3 or more credits from Cluster 1
    • Elective: 3 or more credits from Cluster 2
    • Elective: 3 or more credits from Cluster 4
    • Plus additional credits to equal at least 40 prerequisite credits (from any cluster)

If fewer than 46 credits are completed prior to admission, the student must take the remaining credit of general education coursework at BSMCON.

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General education requirements for applicants with bachelor's degree in unrelated field:

  • Human Growth & Development (3 cr.)
  • Microbiology (3-4 cr.)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (6-8 cr.)
  • Statistics (3 cr.)

Official Transcripts:

The remainder of the program consists of:

  • 41 credits of prior learning as a registered nurse, which you will be granted upon completion of NUR 3209
  • 33 credits of online nursing education and general education courses taken with BSMCON

Click here for a Sample RN–BSN Curriculum Plan

Benefits of our RN to BSN program

  • Ability to log on to courses any time of the day, giving you flexibility to continue your work and personal activities
  • Full- or part-time schedule options resulting in completion of the BSN degree in as few as three semesters
  • Access to faculty through email, online office hours and video chat
  • Dedicated student success advisor that provides learning resources to help students make the shift from traditional classroom instruction to web-based education

Incentives for Bon Secours Employees

  • 20 percent tuition discount

*The College of Nursing is licensed and operates in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is also approved under NC-SARA. Admission to the College is limited, and the College only accepts students from (i) states in which the College is registered/licensed, (ii) states for which no registration/licensure is required, and (iii) states that are members of NC-SARA. If you have questions about distance education or NC-SARA, please contact Dr. Catherine Mikelaites or visit our SARA page for more information.


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