Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major
The R.N. to B.S.N. program provides flexible, partially online learning opportunities for students who are graduates of community college or diploma schools and are licensed registered nurses (R.N.). Classes are offered once a week and partially online so you can maintain employment while completing the B.S.N. degree. The program provides a foundation for professional practice and will equip students for further opportunities afforded through graduate study and advance practice.
The program can be completed in one full-time or two part-time years. The curriculum is designed to build up existing nursing knowledge to empower nurses to strengthen practice and professional involvement. Courses encourage the development of new technology, management and relational skills that will enhance future practice within the profession. Class sizes are small and the learning environment is creative and fun. Expert faculty are enthusiastic, passionate about nursing and eager to facilitate success in their students.
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Nurses with an RN license and associate degree from a Virginia community college are eligible to apply.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Full and part-time students will be admitted in August of each year. Applications are processed on a rolling admission basis until the class fills. Applicants who apply prior to March 1 will be given first consideration. For more information, visit http://www.nursing.jmu.edu/rntobsn/admission.html.
Students should meet the following requirements:
Once admitted into nursing, students must complete all nursing courses with a grade of "C" or better. Students who earn a grade of "D" or "F" may repeat the course one time with departmental approval. Students who receive a grade of "D" or "F" a second time are not permitted to continue in the program.
Students are not required to maintain a specific GPA once they are enrolled in the major.