Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program (RN-BSN)

If you are an RN with an associate degree or diploma in Nursing or are currently in an AAS/ADN program and want to further your career, the Bachelor in Science in Nursing Completion Program (RN-BSN) may be right for you. Our BSN program is online, so you can make your education fit into your schedule.

Getting your BSN will help you to build on your nursing skills, increase your perspective of current clinical practice beyond the AAS/ADN/diploma level, enhance your leadership abilities, and help you advance in your career.

*If you apply to the Nursing AAS program, you will be able to dual enroll in the RN-BSN Program here at ACC and start your BSN course work with online classes.

 

RN-BSN Admission / Application Process

The RN-BSN Completion Program (a total of 120 credit hours) offers a flexible 48.5 hour credit program designed for current nursing students who are enrolled in the Nursing AAS program or registered nurses who wish to earn the baccalaureate nursing degree.

  • Current ACC application for admission
  • Official academic transcripts for all college credits completed
  • Applicants applying for the RN-BSN Completion Program must be a graduate from an accredited Associate of Applied Science / Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma Nursing Program
  • Complete Nursing Program Application for RN-BSN Completion Program
  • Active unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Students who are current or transferring in must have a minimum of 25% of credits remaining for completion (required for a degree or certificate, at ACC) (in residence) in order to earn that degree or certificate from ACC

Application Dates and Deadlines are Firm and Accepted Only within the Time Frames and Deadlines Listed Below.

FALL Semester (August) Starts:

  • Applications for Fall Semester will open on the THIRD MONDAY OF APRIL at 9:00 a.m. and close on the THIRD FRIDAY OF MAY at noon, immediately preceding the Fall semester for which the student seeks admission.

SPRING Semester (January) Starts:

  • Applications for Spring Semester will open on the FIRST MONDAY OF NOVEMBER at 9:00 a.m. and close on the SECOND FRIDAY OF DECEMBER at noon, immediately preceding the Spring semester for which the student seeks admission.

RN-BSN Course Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • ENG 122* | English Composition II: CO2 | 3 credits
  • MAT 135* | Introduction to Statistics: MA1 | 3 credits
  • GT-HI1 | History Course | 3 credits
  • GT-AH1, 2 or 3 | Arts and Humanities Courses | 6 credits
  • GT-SS1, 2 or 3 | Social and Behavioral Sciences Course | 3 credits

Total of 18 credits

*Introduction to Statistics, MA1 and ENG 122 must be taken prior to NUR 303 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing.

Upper Division BSN Course Requirements

  • NUR 301 | Integration into Baccalaureate Nursing Practice | 3 credits
  • NUR 302 | Trends in Nursing Practice | 3 credits
  • NUR 303* | Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing | 3 credits
  • NUR 408 | Legal and Ethical Issues | 3 credits
  • NUR 409** | Leadership in the Nursing Profession | 3.5 credits
  • NUR 410** | Community Health Nursing and Practicum | 6 credits
  • NUR 411** | Senior Seminar | 3 credits

Total of 24.5 credits

*Introduction to Statistics, MA1 and ENG 122 must be taken prior to NUR 303 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and with a passing grade of C or better
**Student must have completed their ADN/AAS degree and have RN license before starting NUR 409 Leadership in Nursing Profession, NUR 410 Community Health Nursing and Practicum and NUR 411 Senior Seminar.

Upper Division BSN Elective Requirements

  • NUR 304 | Information and Healthcare Technology | 3 credits
  • NUR 305 | Emergency Preparedness | 3 credits
  • NUR 306 | Gerontology | 3 credits
  • NUR 307 | Behavioral Health | 3 credits

Total of 6 elective credits

300 level courses must be completed before taking 400 level courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Quality care - Apply research to promote best practice and use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes while using improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems and deliver quality care to individuals, and diverse populations.
  • Professionalism - Demonstrate an enhanced commitment to professionalism that embraces excellence, caring, legal, and ethical practice, civility, accountability, and life-long learning.
  • Communication - Model effective communication and collaboration with colleagues / interdisciplinary groups and members of the community to promote health, safety and well-being.
  • Leadership - Apply principles of leadership, and knowledge of quality improvement and organizational systems in designing, managing and coordinating safe, quality, and cost effective patient-centered care.
  • Critical thinking / Clinical reasoning - Utilize a systematic process of critical inquiry using nursing, natural and behavioral sciences, humanities and arts to make evidence-based practice decisions that improve the nursing care of individuals, families, groups, and communities.