Application Deadline Extension: RN-BS Program

The application deadline for summer (May) 2017 entry to the RN-BS program at Virginia Commonwealth University has been extended to April 15, 2017.

Be sure to visit our website for details on the RN-BS program, application instructions, and admission requirements.

Please contact us with any questions you may about advancing your nursing education to the baccalaureate level:

Phone: 804-828-5171
Email: VCU_Nurse@vcu.edu

RN-BS Application Process Simplified

We have simplified the RN-BS application process to make it easier for you to advance your nursing education — we now only require a VCU application and transcripts!

We are accepting applications for summer (May) and fall (August) 2017 entry.

Contact us for personalized assistance with completing the application process.

Phone: 804-828-5171
Email: VCU_Nurse@vcu.edu

We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your educational goals!

Why the VCU RN to B.S. Program is Special

Are you considering advancing your nursing education beyond the ADN or diploma level? The VCU School of Nursing offers an online RN to B.S. program that allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree while working as a nurse. Consider what makes our program special:

Admission three times per year
Beginning with the 2016/17 academic year, students can begin the program in fall, spring and summer. This offers you greater flexibility in beginning your education when the time is right for you.

Small classes offered year-round
Students are admitted to a cohort so you’ll follow through the program with the same students. See a sample plan of study at the bottom of this post.

Personalized advising
You will receive personalized attention and guidance from a dedicated professional advisor. Marisa Taylor will work with you every step of the way while you are in the program.

Transcript evaluation service
Before you apply, our Admission Advisor will work with you 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. Contact Erica Stubblefield for assistance.

Guaranteed admission
Highly qualified applicants who apply by the application deadline and meet all other admission criteria are eligible for guaranteed admission:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all college coursework
  • Minimum grade of “B” on all nursing classes
  • Recommendation from nurse manager or head of nursing program that highly recommends or recommends without reservation

Apply Now
We are now accepting applications now for fall! The deadline to apply is May 15th. Please review the instructions for how to apply as well as the admission requirements. Have questions? Contact us.

Sample plan of study

Course

Total Credits

Didactic Credits

Clinical/Lab Credits

Term
NURS 301

3

3

0

Fall 1
NURS 307

3

3

0

Fall 1
 

6

 

NURS 308

3 3

0

Spring 1
NURS 309

3

3

0

Spring 1
 

6

 
NURS 403

3

3

0

Summer 1

NURS 409

2 0

2

Summer 1
 

5

 

NURS 408

3 3

0

Fall 2

NURS 462

3 3

0

Fall 2
 

6

 
NURS 406

2

2

0

Spring 2

NURS 477

4 4

0

Spring 2
 

6

 
NURS 488

3

0

3

Summer 2
 

3

 

 

Fall undergraduate application is now open

We are now accepting applications to the traditional B.S. program and RN-B.S. program for fall 2016. Application instructions can be found on our website here.

Traditional B.S.
The deadline to submit a complete, qualified application is February 1, 2016. Late applications and/or credentials will not be accepted. Your application will be forwarded from the Undergraduate Admissions Office to the School of Nursing in mid-February so if you have any questions or experience issues with submitting the required application, forms or documents you must contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for assistance — SONUGRAD@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1222 (ask for the nursing processor).

RN-B.S.
Before submitting your application for fall, please take advantage of our transcript evaluation service to ensure you are eligible to apply. Details on this service are found here.

RN-B.S.: Spring 2016

We have filled the entering RN-B.S. class starting in spring 2016.

If you are interested in applying to our program, please attend an in-person information session or participate in an on-line interest session, both led by our Admission Advisor. Click here for details.

RN-BS: Prerequisite Changes

As you make plans to apply to the RN-B.S. program, please note the following change to prerequisites that will take effect with those applying for fall 2017:

All prerequisite courses, except philosophy and humanities, must be completed prior to enrollment. Philosophy and humanities must be completed prior to the last semester.

If you would like assistance ensuring you have fulfilled your prerequisites, please contact us at VCU_Nurse@vcu.edu. We provide a transcript evaluation service and personalized guidance with applying.

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!