Is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Right for You?
The Bachelor of Science Nursing Completion Program (RN-BSN) is one of two bachelors programs we currently offer at ACC. This program is a good fit for registered nurses who want to advance their career, current students working on their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in nursing, and prospective students of the Nursing AAS program, who may dual enroll in the RN-BSN program, allowing them to get a head start on BSN course work. Through the RN-BSN program, you’ll be able to develop new nursing skills or build up your existing skills while increasing your perspective of current clinical practice. You’ll also enhance your leadership abilities, allowing you to take charge when the situation calls for it.
Approved by the State Board of Colorado Community College Occupational and Education Programs, the RN-BSN program is conducted online so that you can fit your education into your schedule. To apply for the program, you’ll want to complete the ACC application for admission and upload your active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license if you are currently a registered nurse, or complete the Dual Admission Request & Certification Form if you’re currently enrolled in the Nursing AAS program. Students with a RN license from out of state will require authorization by the State Board of Nursing in their state of residence in order to participate in the program.
Upon acceptance into the program, you will be required to submit your official college transcripts before you begin the program, submit to a background check and drug screening, and provide your immunization records before beginning clinical coursework. The BSN Student Handbook will provide you with in-depth information regarding the program, including health and safety guidelines, the drug screen process, expectations of student conduct, and information regarding the online classroom and practicum. You should also check the list of offenses that would disqualify you from participating in the program, as these apply to programs relating to nursing, emergency medical services, fire science, and allied health programs in the Colorado Community College System as a whole.
As with the Nursing AAS program, the RN-BSN program operates through high professional standards, and progression through earning both degrees is seamless. Through active learning in the classroom, labs, and supervised clinical experiences with easily accessible faculty and staff, you’ll get a quality education in nursing that will prepare you for advanced roles in the medical field.