Requirement for the Completion of a BSN Degree for Registered Nurses

Requirements for the Completion of a BSN Degree

The information on this page is for registered nurses who have an AAS in Nursing from a community college and are completing their BSN at UMW.

If you are interested in earning a BSN degree and are NOT already a Registered Nurse and are interested in the Dual Degree Program between UMW and GCC you can find more information at this page.

Students will receive 41 credits for having gained licensure as a registered nurse through either a community college or an accredited hospital diploma program.

Students may transfer a total of 90 credits. Students will transfer general education and prerequisite course credits from another accredited college or university.  The BSN Completion Program consists of 30 credits which must be taken at UMW.

A cumulative GPA of 2.00 on all UMW work is required.  Students planning to continue to graduate nursing education are advised to aim for a 3.0 GPA or higher. The BSN degree credits are distributed in the following categories:

Total Credits

RN Licensure

BSN Completion Program Must be completed at UMW – Three credits are graduate credits. 30

General Education Requirements:

Taken during pre-licensure program at an accredited college or university 27

Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology required)

12 credits
English (Composition) 6 credits
Social Science Elective Into course to Sociology or Psychology is need to take a higher SOCG or PSYC course
6 credits
Humanities Elective 3 credits
Course Prerequisite: Statistics 3 credits  3
Electives Completed at an accredited institution or UMW 19

BSN Awarded