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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, R.N.-B.S. Completion Program

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization (Germanna Community College)
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Program description

The Guaranteed Admission Agreement for nursing provides a pathway for students to progress from the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing degree directly to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BS Completion Program) at Virginia Commonwealth University.  To be guaranteed admission, a student must: 1) complete the AAS in Nursing degree; 2) earn a minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 3.0; 3) earn a minimum grade of “B” in all the required nursing (NSG) classes for the AAS degree; and 4) earn a minimum grade of “C” in all the other required classes for the AAS and AA&S degrees.

Career opportunities

Registered nurses (RNs) care for patients, providing them with treatment, counseling and education. RNs work closely with a patient’s physicians and other health professionals as part of the healthcare team. Depending on their area of specialization and work setting, RNs perform some or all of the following:
  - develop and implement individualized plans for a patient’s care.
  - monitor and record patients’ needs and changing conditions.
  - administer prescribed medications and treatments.
  - educate individuals on self-care, including maintaining health and preventing illness/injury.

The RN to BS program provides a pathway for licensed registered nurses to earn a BS degree in nursing. The program allows RNs to add knowledge and skills in order to take on greater responsibility in health care. The BS will assist nurses who wish to have a role in leadership as well as provide mobility in a growing profession. The BS can also lead to advancing education in graduate programs.  

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Case Manager
  • Community Health Nurse/Public Health Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Quality Coordinator
  • School Nurse
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Educator/Instructor
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Researcher
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree (A.A.S. in Nursing)
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Earn a minimum grade of "B" in all the required nursing (NSG) classes for the A.A.S. degree
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 141
Science required
  • 3-4 additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 3.0

Transfer major map
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Bachelor of Science: Nursing, R.N.-B.S. Completion Program

Germanna Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the AAS program.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Work with career services to build resume.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the AAS program.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Work with career services to build resume.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, R.N.-B.S. Completion Program

Germanna Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization)

Germanna Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education (admission prerequisite)
BIO 141Human Anatomy and Physiology I (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents)BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 2064Major (admission prerequisite)
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major (admission prerequisite)
HumanitiesGeneral education elective (select 1): select from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign languageVCU equivalent3General education (admission prerequisite)
BIO 142Human Anatomy and Physiology II (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents)BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 2064Major (admission prerequisite)
NSG 100Introduction to Nursing ConceptsProficiency Credits4Major
NSG 106Competencies for Nursing PracticeProficiency Credits2Major
NSG 130Professional Nursing ConceptsProficiency Credits1Major
NSG 200Health Promotion and AssessmentProficiency Credits3Major
NSG 152Health Care ParticipantProficiency Credits3Major
NSG 170Health/Illness ConceptsProficiency Credits6Major
BIO 150Introductory MicrobiologyBIOL/Z 2094Major (admission prerequisite)
ENG 112College Composition II UNIV 2003General education (admission prerequisite)
NSG 210Health Care Concepts IProficiency Credits5Major
NSG 211Health Care Concepts IIProficiency Credits5Major
NSG 230Advanced Professional Nursing ConceptsProficiency Credits2Major
NSG 252Complex Health ConceptsProficiency Credits4Major
NSG 270Nursing CapstoneProficiency Credits4Major
Credit completed for AAS degree67
Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization (additional admission requirements)
SOC 200General SociologySOCY 1013General education (admission prerequisite)
PSY 200General PsychologyPSYC 1013General education (admission prerequisite)
MTH 155Statistical Reasoning STAT 2083Major (admission prerequisite)
HLT 230NutritionBIOL 2173Major (admission prerequisite)
Transfer electiveGeneral education elective (select 1): select from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign languageVCU equivalent3General education (admission prerequisite)
Laboratory ScienceBIO 101 General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514General education (admission prerequisite)
Transfer electiveGeneral education elective (select 1): select from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign languageVCU equivalent3General education (admission prerequisite)
Laboratory ScienceCHM 101 Introductory Chemistry ICHEM/Z 1104General education (admission prerequisite)
Transfer elective (PHI)Philosophy (select 1): PHI 101, PHI 220VCU equivalent3General education (admission prerequisite)
Credits completed for AS degree29
Germanna credits transferred to VCU96
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
NURS 301Nursing Informatics3Major
NURS 307Foundations of Professional Nursing I3Major
NURS 308Foundation of Professional Nursing II (upper-division proficiency credits awarded after successful completion of NURS 308)3Major
NURS 309Population Health3Major
NURS 403Evidence-based Practice in Health Care3Major
NURS 406Interprofessional Collaborative Practice2Major
NURS 408Ethics, Law and Public Policy: Application to Nursing Practice3Major
NURS 409Population Health: Application to Nursing Practice2Major
NURS 462Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts: Application to Patient Care3Major
NURS 477Leadership and Management in Health Care4Major
NURS 488Clinical and Management Decision-making (University Core Capstone)3Major
Credits completed at VCU32
Bachelor's degree total128
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