Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2024-2025 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Pre-BSN Specialization, AA&S Transfer Degree

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CIP Code: 24.0101
Length: 4 Semesters


The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree: Pre-BSN Specialization is designed for 1) students who plan to pursue either traditional pre-licensure baccalaureate in nursing programs; 2) students who have graduated from RCC, another VCCS nursing program, or a private nursing program and who are pursuing post-licensure completion of the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN); and, 3) currently enrolled students in the ADN program at RCC who want to complete requirements for the BSN as they complete their pre-licensure education.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, mathematics, and science. Students whose placement by the direct enrollment and self-placement survey or other measures indicates a need for further preparation will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English and mathematics. Students who have already met the admission requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing program have satisfied these requirements. 

Program Requirement

This curriculum will provide the most complete foundation for the pursuit of the BSN. Consult with an advisor at your desired four-year institution to verify.


First Semester Total Credits: 18

Second Semester Total Credits: 16

Milestone: General Studies Certificate

Third Semester Total Credits: 14

Fourth Semester

Fourth Semester Total Credits: 14

Milestone: AA&S Transfer Degree

Total Minimum Credits: 62

1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement include HIS 111  or HIS 112 
2 Any higher-level MTH course may replace this requirement
3 CHM 101  may be substituted, but CHM 111  is strongly encouraged.
4 SDV 100  may be used to fulfill this requirement if taken before being placed in this program plan.
5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement include HIS 112  or HIS 122 
6 Courses used to fulfill this requirement include ENG 225 ENG 245 ENG 246 ENG 250 ENG 258 ENG 275 , or other courses approved by an academic advisor.
7 BIO 205  may replace BIO 150 .
8 Courses used to fulfill this requirement include HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, and ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based.
9 HLT 230  is strongly encouraged.

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