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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, R.N.-B.S. Completion Program

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization (Germanna Community College)
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College
Program description

The Guaranteed Admission Agreement for nursing provides a 3+1 year pathway for students to progress from the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing degree directly to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BS Completion Program) at Virginia Commonwealth University.  To be guaranteed admission, a student must: 1) complete the AAS in Nursing degree; 2) earn a minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 3.0; 3) earn a minimum grade of “B” in all the required nursing (NSG) classes for the AAS degree; and 4) earn a minimum grade of “C” in all the other required classes for the AAS and AA&S degrees.

Career opportunities

Registered nurses (RNs) care for patients, providing them with treatment, counseling and education. RNs work closely with a patient’s physicians and other health professionals as part of the healthcare team. Depending on their area of specialization and work setting, RNs perform some or all of the following:
  - develop and implement individualized plans for a patient’s care.
  - monitor and record patients’ needs and changing conditions.
  - administer prescribed medications and treatments.
  - educate individuals on self-care, including maintaining health and preventing illness/injury.

The RN to BS program provides a pathway for licensed registered nurses to earn a BS degree in nursing. The program allows RNs to add knowledge and skills in order to take on greater responsibility in health care. The BS will assist nurses who wish to have a role in leadership as well as provide mobility in a growing profession. The BS can also lead to advancing education in graduate programs.  

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Case Manager
  • Community Health Nurse/Public Health Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Quality Coordinator
  • School Nurse
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Educator/Instructor
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Researcher
Contact information


VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree (A.A.S. in Nursing)
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Earn a minimum grade of "B" in all the required nursing (NSG) classes for the A.A.S. degree
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 141
Science required
  • 3-4 additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 3.0

Transfer major map
Visit majormaps.vcu.edu for the online version with links.
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Major map compass icon
2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, R.N.-B.S. Completion Program

Germanna Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the AAS program.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Work with career services to build resume.
Experience Year 2
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the AAS program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to nursing through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Work with career services to build resume.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, R.N.-B.S. Completion Program

Germanna Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization)

Germanna Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I UNIV 111-112 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 206 4 Major (admission prerequisite)
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology PSYC 304 3 Major (admission prerequisite)
Humanities General education elective (select 1): select from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign language VCU equivalent 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 206 4 Major (admission prerequisite)
NSG 100 Introduction to Nursing Concepts Proficiency Credits 4 Major
NSG 106 Competencies for Nursing Practice Proficiency Credits 2 Major
NSG 130 Professional Nursing Concepts Proficiency Credits 1 Major
NSG 200 Health Promotion and Assessment Proficiency Credits 3 Major
NSG 152 Health Care Participant Proficiency Credits 3 Major
NSG 170 Health/Illness Concepts Proficiency Credits 6 Major
BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology BIOL/Z 209 4 Major (admission prerequisite)
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
NSG 210 Health Care Concepts I Proficiency Credits 5 Major
NSG 211 Health Care Concepts II Proficiency Credits 5 Major
NSG 230 Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts Proficiency Credits 2 Major
NSG 252 Complex Health Concepts Proficiency Credits 4 Major
NSG 270 Nursing Capstone Proficiency Credits 4 Major
Credit completed for AAS degree 67
Associate of Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization (additional admission requirements)
SOC 200 General Sociology SOCY 101 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
PSY 200 General Psychology PSYC 101 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning STAT 208 3 Major (admission prerequisite)
HLT 230 Nutrition BIOL 217 3 Major (admission prerequisite)
Transfer elective General education elective (select 1): select from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign language VCU equivalent 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
Laboratory Science BIO 101 General Biology I BIOL/Z 151 4 General education (admission prerequisite)
Transfer elective General education elective (select 1): select from ART, CST, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, POL, REL, foreign language VCU equivalent 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
Laboratory Science CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I CHEM/Z 110 4 General education (admission prerequisite)
Transfer elective (PHI) Philosophy (select 1): PHI 101, PHI 220 VCU equivalent 3 General education (admission prerequisite)
Credits completed for AS degree 29
Germanna credits transferred to VCU 96
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
NURS 301 Nursing Informatics 3 Major
NURS 307 Foundations of Professional Nursing I 3 Major
NURS 308 Foundation of Professional Nursing II (upper-division proficiency credits awarded after successful completion of NURS 308) 3 Major
NURS 309 Population Health 3 Major
NURS 403 Evidence-based Practice in Health Care 3 Major
NURS 406 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice 2 Major
NURS 408 Ethics, Law and Public Policy: Application to Nursing Practice 3 Major
NURS 409 Population Health: Application to Nursing Practice 2 Major
NURS 462 Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts: Application to Patient Care 3 Major
NURS 477 Leadership and Management in Health Care 4 Major
NURS 488 Clinical and Management Decision-making (University Core Capstone) 3 Major
Credits completed at VCU 32
Bachelor's degree total 128