RN to BSN Curriculum & Courses - JMU Catalog

PREVIOUS BS DEGREE: Pre-requisite (with the exception of nursing courses), co-requisite and general education courses are waived for students who have a previous bachelor’s degree.

PRE-REQUISTES: Prospective students must complete all pre-requisite courses prior to start of the RN-BSN program:

  • WRTC 103 plus WRTC 000*
  • BIO 270/BIO 270L
  • BIO 290/BIO 290L
  • BIO 245/BIO 245L or CHEM 120
  • PSYCH 160

* 3 credits of a basic college composition course that will be applied to your degree

May be completed at any institution prior to entry as a degree-seeking student. Students must earn a C or higher in all pre-requisite courses before they can enter the program.

CO-REQUISTES: These courses are not required to enter the RN-BSN program but must be completed before the diploma will be awarded for BSN completion.

  • PHIL 262
  • SOCI 101

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES: General Education courses required for the Bachelor of Science may be taken concurrently with nursing course work but must be completed prior to graduation. All General Education Courses must be completed before the diploma can be awarded.

Transfer Credit Approval Form: Once admitted to JMU, students wishing to take courses at schools other than JMU must complete the INTENT TO TRANSFER CREDIT form prior to taking classes. Find this form at https://jmu.questionpro.com/t/AUf1IZrTGs

Note: These course equivalents are subject to change. Please visit the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide for the most current transferable course equivalents. Reports created using this guide are considered unofficial evaluations. 

PROGRESSION: JMU offers two tracks to BSN completion. The program can be completed in 3 full-time or 5 part-time semesters. Students must earn a C- or higher in all nursing courses.

All part-time students must take a minimum of two courses per semester in nursing unless otherwise approved by the RN-BSN Admission and Progression Committee for extenuating circumstances.  See Academic Progression policies section for further explanation.

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