James Madison University

RN to BSN Completion Program


RN to BSN Prerequisite and General Education Requirements

Prerequisite Courses Required Prior to Entry to Program


These Course Numbers Are Based on VCCS Equivalents

  • English 111 (English Composition I)
  • English 112 (English Composition II)
  • Biology 141 (Anatomy and Physiology I)
  • Biology 142 (Anatomy and Physiology II)
  • Psychology 230, 231, AND 232 (Developmental Psychology)
  • Philosophy 225, 226 or 227
  • Sociology 200, 201, or 215
  • Laboratory Science (4 credit Microbiology or Chemistry)
  • Nursing 108 (or equivalent)
  • Nursing 109 (or equivalent)

General Education Courses Required Prior to Graduation


Cluster 2 Requirements: (3 classes needed to fulfill requirement; 9 credits total)

  • Human Questions: (Choose 1 class from the following) HIS 111, HIS 112, HUM 201, HUM 202, HUM 215, HUM 259, PHI 100, PHI 101, PHI 102, PHI 200, PHI 211, PHI 212, REL 230 or REL 231
  • Fine Arts: (Choose 1 class from the following) ART 100, ART 101, ART 105, ART 111, ART 112, ART 201, MUS 121, MUS 122CST 130, CST 141
  • Literature: (Choose 1 class from the following) ENG 230, ENG 233, ENG 236, ENG 237, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 245, ENG 246, ENG 249, ENG 250, ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 253, ENG 254, ENG 255, ENG 256, ENG 257, ENG 258, ENG 260, ENG 267, ENG 268, ENG 270, ENG 271, ENG 272, ENG 273, ENG 274, ENG 276, ENG 278, HUM 111, HUM 112

Cluster 4 Requirements: (4 credits total)

  • The American Experience: HIS 121 AND HIS 122 (Both classes needed to fulfill Cluster 4 requirements)
    -or-
  • Political Science: (Choose 1 class from the following) PLS 130, PLS 135, or PLS 211

Permission to Transfer Courses Form: Once admitted to JMU, students wishing to take general education courses at schools other than JMU must complete the PERMISSION TO TRANSFER COURSES form prior to taking classes. Forms are found at http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/students/forms.shtml