RN-B.S.: Transcript Evaluation Service

The School of Nursing offers prospective RN-B.S. applicants a transcript evaluation service to let you know how your prior academic learning will transfer to satisfy our prerequisite and general education requirements. This will help you plan for when it is appropriate for you to apply to our RN-B.S. program.

To take advantage of this service, please collect unofficial transcripts from all colleges you have attended and email them to us at VCU_Nurse@vcu.edu. We will provide you with a course-by-course evaluation and will work with you to plan for your next steps in applying.

Please see our admission requirements and the application process for the RN-B.S. program. We look forward to working with you!

Traditional B.S.: Preparing to Apply

The application for the Traditional B.S. in nursing will open in early December 2015. If you are eager to get started, below are some helpful tips for things you can do now:

  1. Visit our website and fully understand all of the instructions for how to apply.
  2. Review the supplemental material form and begin:
    1. drafting your essays. Remember, we are not able to interview applicants so this is your opportunity to tell the admission committee about you. Be clear and concise and have someone you trust proof your work.
    2. crafting your resume. Highlight attributes and experiences you have that are not discussed in your essays to let us know what makes you a unique applicant.
    3. reviewing the “Technical Standards for Baccalaureate, Master’s and Post-Master’s education“. Be sure you understand this policy as you will acknowledge that you have read and understand the essential functions required to complete the nursing program.
  3. Consider who you will ask to submit references on your behalf. The references must be strictly academic and professional in nature. Remember, at least one reference must be academic and must come from someone who can speak to your ability to succeed in a competitive, science-based nursing program.
  4. Collect and submit to the Undergraduate Admissions Office official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If you are enrolled in a college other than VCU during fall 2015, do not submit that official transcript until your final grades are posted.
  5. Submit to VCU your SAT, ACT or GRE scores if you haven’t already done so. If you aren’t sure if yours are on file with the university, ask the Undergraduate Admissions Office at SONUGRAD@vcu.edu to check for you.

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Post-M.S. Certificate Application Deadline

The deadline to submit a complete and qualified application for consideration to VCU’s post-master’s certificate program for spring 2016 is October 15, 2015. We are accepting applications to the family NP, nursing administration & leadership, and psychiatric-mental health NP concentrations.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be considered. Visit our website to learn about the admission requirements and application instructions.

OPEN HOUSE: Master’s program

October 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Are you considering advancing your nursing education beyond the baccalaureate level? Join the Master’s Program Director and Concentration Coordinators for a discussion about master’s education in nursing.

Visit the School of Nursing’s website to register.

AB Application Deadline

The deadline to submit a complete and qualified application for consideration to VCU’s Accelerated B.S. program is November 1, 2015. This is a firm deadline and no applications will be considered that become complete after this deadline.

Do not miss out on your chance to be considered for the cohort beginning May 2016. Visit our website to learn about the admission requirements and application instructions.


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