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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 Science: Health Sciences (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler 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 AS 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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2019-2020

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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Science: Health Sciences)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend Tyler orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to nursing in the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
Experience Year 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Assess your academic preparation for VCU by completing the MINDSET Inventory.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to nursing in the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Assess your academic preparation for VCU by completing the MINDSET Inventory.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2019-2020

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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Nursing and Associate of Science: Health Sciences)

John Tyler Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing
SDV 100 or 101 College Success Skills/Orientation to Discipline (counts toward both associate degrees) UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I (counts toward both associate degrees) UNIV 111-112 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning (counts toward both associate degrees) STAT 208 3 General education
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) - (counts toward both associate degrees) BIOL 205 + PHIZ/Z 206 4 Major (Admission Prerequisite)
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology (counts toward both associate degrees) PSYC 304 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) - (counts toward both associate degrees) BIOL 205 + PHIZ/Z 206 4 Major (Admission Prerequisite)
NSG 100 Introduction to Nursing Concepts (counts toward both associate degrees) Proficiency Credits 4 Major
NSG 106 Competencies for Nursing Practice (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 2 Major
NSG 130 Professional Nursing Concepts (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 1 Major
NSG 200 Health Promotion and Assessment (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 3 Major
BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology (counts toward both associate degrees) BIOL/Z 209 4 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
NSG 152 Health Care Participant (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 3 Major
NSG 170 Health/Illness Concepts (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 6 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II (counts toward both associate degrees) UNIV 200 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
NSG 210 Health Care Concepts I (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 5 Major
NSG 211 Health Care Concepts II (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 5 Major
NSG 230 Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 2 Major
NSG 252 Complex Health Concepts (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 4 Major
NSG 270 Nursing Capstone (counts toward AAS in Nursing) Proficiency Credits 4 Major
PHI 101 or PHI 220 Introduction to Philosophy or Ethics (counts toward both associate degrees) PHIL 101 or PHIL 201 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
Credits completed for AAS degree 67
Associate of Science: Health Sciences (additional requirements)
SOC 200 General Sociology (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) SOCY 101 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
PSY 200 General Psychology (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) PSYC 101 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition and Human Development (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) BIOL 217 3 Major (Admission Prerequisite)
BIO 101 General Biology I (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) BIOL/Z 151 4 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
BIO 102 or CHM 101 General Biology II or Introductory Chemistry (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) BIOL/Z 152 or CHEM/Z 110 4 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
ART 101 or ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art I or II (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) ARTH 103 or ARTH 104 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
Literature or Foreign Language Select one course from ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 251, ENG 252, SPA 101, SPA 102, FRE 101, FRE 102 (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) VCU equivalent 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking (counts toward A.S. in Health Sciences) SPCH 121 3 General education (Admission Prerequisite)
Credits completed for AS degree 26
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU 93
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 125