RN to BSN Completion

RN-BSN Co-Enrollment Requirements

The following prerequisites must be met following acceptance into a VCCS school RN associate degree program:

  • BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I*
  • ENG 111 College Composition I
  • PSY 230 Developmental Psychology (PSY 231 and PSY 232 may substitute for PSY 230)
  • SDV Student Development

*Human Anatomy & Physiology classes must have been completed within the previous eight (8) years.

Students who are interested in the RN-BSN co-enrollment program must:

  • have been accepted into a VCCS school RN program and met the prerequisites listed above
  • present transcripts reflecting a cumulative GPA on all college work attempted of 2.5 or better on a 4-point scale
  • submit a copy of their nursing program schedule
  • have completed all of the above prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better
  • be able to meet the JMU School of Nursing Technical Standards for nursing practice (see below)
  • follow guidelines set forth in the RN-BSN Handbook
  • complete a transcript review with the RN-BSN program that reflects all prerequisite courses have been or will be completed by the time a student will enter the first co-enrollment semester

Please note: a phone interview with the program coordinator may be required prior to application to the co-enrollment program.

What are Technical Standards?

Technical standards are basic physical, cognitive, and psychosocial skills and abilities that are required for nursing practice. The following standards were developed to guide students to make an informed decision regarding nursing as a career. In order to complete the nursing curriculum and enter practice as a registered professional nurse, all students must possess abilities and skills in the areas of sensation, communication, motor function and behavioral proficiency.
View a complete list of technical standards

Minimum Standards for Information Literacy

All entering JMU students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of computer and internet literacy. Each student must demonstrate the competency by the successful completion of the NSG 324 Strategies for Success course and any online learning/technology assessments assigned in courses in the RN-BSN Program.
View minimum standards for information literacy.

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