2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN; RN to BSN Degree Completion


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The RN to BSN program provides a unique, flexible, cohort approach to learning for non-traditional students who have graduated from accredited associate degree program or accredited diploma in nursing program and who are licensed as Registered Nurses. This innovative online nursing curriculum is offered as 7-week blocked courses whereby students can choose a part-time track of 1 course each block or a full-time track of 2 courses per block. The program provides a foundation for professional nursing practice and will equip students for further learning opportunities in graduate study and advance practice.

Upon admission to the program, all appropriate transferrable courses with a C or better will be accepted for transfer into Longwood University. Additional general education courses will be required in order to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. 

Additional criteria for admission to the Longwood University RN to BSN Degree Completion Program are:

  • A minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 is required for admission. For students who have not attended college within the past 5 years, conditional admission may be granted if GPA is <2.5. Full admission will be considered upon satisfactory completion of 6 credit hours of nursing coursework with C or better.
  • Unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Graduates of foreign nursing schools, who are licensed outside of the United States, are required to pass the Qualifying Exam of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) prior to application and include the exam report with their application materials.
  • Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with the RN to BSN director to provide academic advising prior to applying.

The deadline for applications is November 1 for spring admission and June 1 for fall admission. Applications are processed on a rolling admission basis until the class fills. Applicants who apply prior to the deadline will be given first consideration.

Academic Progression

A minimum grade of C must be earned in every pre/co-requisite to nursing courses, and all courses listed under the nursing major requirements. Students must maintain an overall G.P.A. of at least 2.0 or C to remain in good academic standing.

Civitae Core Requirements


Students in this program are required to complete all Civitae requirements, with the exception of CTZN 110 and the Integrating World Languages Perspectives course (which are waived upon admission to the program).

Students must take MATH 171  (or transfer equivalent) and PSYC 101  (or transfer equivalent) as part of completing lower-level Civitae requirements. Students must complete other Perspectives requirements and the symposium course (CTZN 410 ) at Longwood. For the Global Citizenship Perspectives course, students should take NURS 366 .

Additional Degree Requirements (4 credits)


BIOL 304  (or transfer equivalent or approved microbiology alternative)

Major Requirements (24 credits + 3 credits counted in Civitae+11 credits from transfer equivalence)


Total Credits Required (120 credits)


Credits from the AAS in Nursing or an approved diploma program in nursing must have a grade of C or better to transfer.

BSN in Nursing Degree Completion minimum credits required at Longwood: 36

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