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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 Science: General Studies (Reynolds 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 AS 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

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Science: General Studies)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the AAS program.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the AAS program.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the Virginia Wizard.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

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

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Science: General Studies)

Reynolds Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
Associate of Applied Arts in Nursing requirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
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)
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)
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major (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
BIO 150Introductory MicrobiologyBIOL/Z 2094Major (Admission Prerequisite)
NSG 152Health Care ParticipantProficiency Credits3Major
NSG 170Health/Illness ConceptsProficiency Credits6Major
ENG 112College Composition II UNIV 2003General education (Admission Prerequisite)
NSG 210Health Care Concepts IProficiency Credits5Major
NSG 211Health Care Concepts IIProficiency Credits5Major
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 1: PHI 101, PHI 220PHIL 101 or PHIL 2013General education (Admission Prerequisite)
NSG 252Complex Health ConceptsProficiency Credits4Major
NSG 230Advanced Professional Nursing ConceptsProficiency Credits2Major
NSG 270Nursing CapstoneProficiency Credits4Major
Credits completed for AAS degree64
Associate of Science in General Studies (additional requirements)
SOC 200General SociologySOCY 1013General education (Admission Prerequisite)
PSY 200General PsychologyPSYC 1013General education (Admission Prerequisite)
StatisticsSelect 1: MTH 155 or MTH 245STAT 208 or STAT 2103General education (Admission Prerequisite)
NutritionSelect 1: DIT 121 or HLT 230BIOL 2173Major (Admission Prerequisite)
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education (Admission Prerequisite)
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education (Admission Prerequisite)
General Education electiveSelect 1 course from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign languageVCU equivalent3General education (Admission Prerequisite)
General Education electiveSelect 1 course from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign languageVCU equivalent3General education (Admission Prerequisite)
General Education electiveSelect 1 course from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign languageVCU equivalent3General education (Admission Prerequisite)
Credits completed for AS degree29
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU93
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 3083Major
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 total125
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