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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 

General Psychology is no longer required.  Applicants are still required to take a total of 46 college credits, but only 6 credits are now required from Cluster 1:

  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • Elective course (3 credits) 

Statistics is no longer required as a prerequisite to our BSN program.  However, applicants must complete a college-level math course.  Statistics will fulfill this requirement or applicants can take another college-level math course to fulfill the requirement (e.g. Algebra, Pre-calculus, etc.)

Applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree or will not complete a bachelor's degree prior to entry, the following courses are required. The program consists of 52 general education credits.  46 of the 52 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)
  • College-level Math (3 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • Cluster One Elective (3 credits)
  • Cluster Two Elective (3 credits)
  • Cluster Four Elective (3 credits)
  • Plus an additional 13-16 credits from any cluster

Aside from the specific courses listed above, applicants will need to take additional credit to equal 46 credits total.  These credits can include courses already completed that fit into any 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: 

  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (3-4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (3-4 credits)
  • College-level Math (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 1, 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 

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) 

  • 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.  

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.

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