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2021-2022

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

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing (G3 program) and Associate of Science: Health Science (Thomas Nelson 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
  • Community Health Nurse/Public Health Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • 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

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


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
  • STAT 208
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

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2021-2022

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

Thomas Nelson Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing (G3 program) and Associate of Science: Health Science)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.

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

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

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

Thomas Nelson Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing (G3 program) and Associate of Science: Health Science)

Thomas Nelson Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing requirements
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)
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)
HLT 230Principles of Nutrition and Human DevelopmentBIOL 2173Major (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 150Microbiology for Health SciencesBIOL/Z 2094Major (Admission Prerequisite)
NSG 152Health Care ParticipantProficiency Credits3Major
NSG 170Health/Illness ConceptsProficiency Credits6Major
CST 100Principles of Public SpeakingSPCH 1213Elective
NSG 210Health Care Concepts IProficiency Credits5Major
NSG 211Health Care Concepts IIProficiency Credits5Major
PHI 220EthicsPHIL 2013General education
NSG 270Nursing CapstoneProficiency Credits4Major
NSG 230Advanced Professional Nursing GroupsProficiency Credits2Major
NSG 252Complex Health ConceptsProficiency Credits4Major
Credits completed for AAS degree67
Associate of Science in Health Science
ENG 112College Composition II UNIV 2003General education (Admission Prerequisite)
SOC 200General SociologySOCY 1013General education (Admission Prerequisite)
PSY 200Principles of PsychologyPSYC 1013General education (Admission Prerequisite)
StatisticsMTH 155 Statistical ReasoningSTAT 2083General education (Admission Prerequisite)
BIO 101General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514General education (Admission Prerequisite)
General Education Select 3 courses from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign languageVCU equivalent9General education
Credits completed for AS degree25
Thomas Nelson credits transferred to VCU92
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-making3Major
Credits completed at VCU32
Bachelor's degree total124
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