Nurses with an Associate degree in nursing who possess a license as a Registered Nurse (RN) may be accepted with advanced standing as candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Students in this program complete 7 nursing courses. In addition, they must complete required nursing co-requisites as well as the liberal arts courses necessary to meet the Liberal Arts in Practice (general education) requirements of the College. The total number of courses needed depends on each individual’s educational background and the courses transferred.
Registered nurses students who are looking for a college experience may opt to transfer to the college and complete the Bachelor of Science degree in two full academic years (fall, spring and January Term).
Nurses who intend to work while taking classes may choose our Education Mobility Program, in which classes are scheduled to accommodate a work schedule. Students usually take one to three courses each semester, on one or two days of the week, including summers as needed.
Nurses employed full-time at Bassett Medical Center with an associate degree in nursing as well as a license as a registered nurse (RN) may apply to the Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program. This program follows the Education Mobility program schedule. The employer pays tuition and fees in return for service. Please contact Carol Forman (email@example.com) or Jane Bachman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Required Nursing Courses
- NURS 261 RN to BS Transition Seminar
- NURS 336 Rural Health Nursing
- NURS 448 Intro to Research Methods & Design
- NURS 443 Community Health
- NURS 490 Thesis
- NURS 446 Transition to Professional Practice I: Health Policy & Leadership
- NURS 495 Transition to Professional Practice II: Independent Practicum
Additional Required Courses for the Nursing Major
- BIOL 206 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIOL 207 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
- BIOL 210 Basic Microbiology
- CHEM 105 Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
- PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology
- MATH 108 Statistics
Educational Mobility for Nurses Program Curriculum
This curriculum is subject to change.
Courses other than nursing courses are scheduled as needed.
NURS 261 RN to BS Transition Seminar
ENGL 250 Humanities/WL course
MATH 108 Statistics
NURS 443 Community Health
NURS 490 Thesis
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology
NURS 336 Rural Health Nursing
NURS 446 Transition to Professional Practice I: Health Policy & Leadership
NURS 448 Intro to Research Methods & Design
CHEM 105 Chemistry
NURS 495 Transition to Professional Practice II: Independent Practicum