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Requirements and Expectations

Program Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA earned in every nursing course, as well as any required ADN courses.
  • Thirty-five credits of general education requirements from previous ADN program (for distribution of all general education credits).
  • Current unrestricted RN licensure in Washington State.
  • Experience as an RN for at least 1 year is preferred.
  • Background check (upon admission into the program)

Application Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary education programs.
    • Including AD Program (upload unofficial transcript - official transcript will be submitted after admission).
  • Professional reference (academic or supervisor within the last year).
  • Two admissions essays:
    • What are your professional goals and how do you believe that obtaining a BSN will impact or improve your future practice? (max 500 words)
    • Describe the most pressing healthcare needs in rural North Central Washington, and identify how you might address those needs as a BSN-prepared nurse (max 500 words)
  • Pay application fee of $35 to the cashier's office (Wenatchi Hall). 

Expectations

  • You will need to have a statistics course for the second quarter of the RN to BSN program.
    • WVC offers MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics.
    • Prior to the fall-start 2014 program, nursing students at WVC were required to take MATH 100A Technical Math for Allied Health instead of statistics.
  • You will need to have a chemistry course.
    •  WVC offers CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry.
  • You will need to have at least 5 credits of Humanities
  • If these courses have not been completed prior to starting the RN to BSN program, you will need to take them concurrently with your nursing courses.
    • This may require you to do the program as a part time student.

 It is strongly recommended that you meet with the Allied Health Educational Planner early to ensure you have these courses or to help figure out the sequencing of classes you will need to take. Call (509) 682-6830 to set up an appointment.

Course work in this program will be demanding. To help you understand how much time per week you will likely need to devote each week, please refer to the chart below.

 

credit load

This program is roughly 80% online and 20% in-person.  The in-person days are mandatory, and for 2018-19 academic year they will be:

 

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Winter 2019

Spring 2019

June 29

September 28

January 4

April 5

July 20

November 2

February 8

May 10

Aug 17

December 7

March 15

June 7

 

Orientation to the RN to BSN program will be May 4, 2018  9am-4pm.