Aug 12, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 Previous Edition

Nursing, RN-to-BSN, B.S.N.

Admission Requirements


  • Minimum GPA:  n/a


  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses:  All students admitted to the RN-to-BSN completion curriculum need to have prerequisite computer knowledge in using e-mail, word processing (create/save/open/retrieve), file management, editing, formatting, and using an Internet browser (search and navigate).  The RN-to-BSN nursing curriculum is currently offered through a totally web-based format (through Distance Education).  The format is 10 courses and 31 credit hours in length. Applicants must complete nursing prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and General Education requirements by the end of the semester of application to the RN-to-BSN Completion program.  A grade of B or above is required in any Science prerequisite coursework.  Only 1 grade of C is allowed for a 3-credit hour prerequisite course which must be re-taken for a grade of B or above prior to applying to upper division. 
  • Transferable Credit Hours: 24

Degree Requirements

All General Education and nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the semester preceding the semester for which the application is made. 


Registered nurses seeking admission to the RN-to-BSN curriculum who need to complete nursing prerequisites and/or General Education courses may apply for admission as a Pre-RN-to-BSN student. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on all college work attempted.  Admission as a Pre-RN-to-BSN student does not automatically admit an applicant to the RN-to-BSN Program.

Prerequisites for Participation in Clinical Experiences

Immunization and Health Status

All RN-to-BSN students must meet the University’s immunization and health status requirements.

Professional Liability Insurance

All students must show proof of professional liability insurance for a Registered Nurse (RN).

Universal Precautions

All students must successfully complete a College computer-based exam on universal precautions each year of the professional program.

Drug Testing and Criminal Background Checks

To comply with clinical agency requirements, students in the nursing program may be required to undergo drug testing and have a criminal background check before being allowed to participate in clinical experiences. Students are responsible for the cost of drug testing and criminal background checks.

Requirements for Progression in the Nursing Program

The Progression Policy for upper-division nursing students is included in the School of Nursing handbooks, which are available online at under “Student Resources.”

No course in the Nursing major can be taken as transient study. Transfer credit for nursing courses will be considered on an individual basis.

Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Select one nursing elective course approved by the School of Nursing.

Degree Total = 122 credit hours

Grade Requirements

All Nursing major courses must be completed with a grade of C or above.  Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.