Additional Admission Requirements
Registered Nurses seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree may apply for admission to the RN-to-BSN curriculum. Criteria for admission to the program are a current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse, a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above in all college coursework and at least a C in all required nursing prerequisites by the end of the semester prior to the semester for which application is made.
Admission decisions are made by the School of Nursing. Applicants are competitively reviewed for admission based on their prerequisite GPA in all college transferable coursework. Students are admitted in cohorts three times each academic year. Completed applications are accepted from November 15 to March 15 for the Fall cohort, from May 15 to September 15 for the Spring cohort, and from September 15 to January 15 for the Summer cohort. Applications are available on the School of Nursing website. Admission decisions are communicated in writing by the School. Applicants who are denied may reapply.
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.