Guaranteed Admission Agreements - RN to BSN or MSN

VCCS has agreements with the following institutions, giving our ADN graduates many good options to further their education in the field of Nursing.

           Bluefield College – RN to BSN – VCCS nursing graduates must have obtained licensure and be working as a nurse to pursue their BSN with BC.  The RN to BSN program may be completed in three academic semesters and is done online, except for two clinicals. The BC School of Nursing utilizes a Preceptor Model, which provides the clinical in the student’s area of residence. Bluefield College Articulation Agreement

           ECPI University - RN to BSN -  VCCS students must graduate with an associate’s degree in nursing from a Virginia Community College within five years of his/her application to ECPI and meet all of the ECPI admission requirements. ECPI Articulation Agreement

           George Washington University – RN to BSN – Available to VCCS students that graduated from an NLNAC accredited program, have obtained licensure, and are working as a nurse. After receiving credit for their VCCS coursework and a work portfolio review, they will have 21 credits remaining at GWU. Students who complete the BSN online program with a 3.0 or higher may enter GWU’s MSN program, having already completed 12 graduate-level credits. George Washington U.  Articulation Agreement

          Grand Canyon University - Contact Tara Nelson for more information. Tara.Nelson@gcu.edu or 602-247-4671 or https://www.gcu.edu/counselor/Tara.Nelson

There has never been a better time than now to enroll in an online RN to BSN program. Explore just a few of the many reasons to choose GCU’s accredited RN to BSN degree online and evening program:

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    All theory courses are offered online. Complete required practicum hours in a clinical setting of your choice in your local community.
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If you are a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree or diploma certificate in nursing, Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online program can prepare you for expanding professional roles in the healthcare system of tomorrow.

Obtaining your RN to BSN degree will position you to broaden your understanding of best practices in nursing, prepare you for graduate study and equip you for leadership positions in which increasing levels of education are expected.

GCU’s RN to BSN online degree program is tailored to meet the needs of the RN adult learner and to maximize the strengths that the working RN already possesses. Our university counselors provide an upfront time to completion, and our net price calculator tools provide you with a general estimation of the cost of attendance.

         Old Dominion University – Old Dominion University has been pleased to offer its RN-to-BSN distance learning program for many years, in partnership with the Virginia Community College System and also specifically with the SVCC campuses in Alberta and Keysville along with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston. ODU's general education requirements exceed those required within the ADN degree program at the community college, and must be met prior to enrolling in ODU's RN-to-BSN program. Old Dominion University has offices to assist students on our SVCC campuses. ODU Articulation Agreement

           Radford University - The agreement provides a pathway for students to progress from the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree directly to the Registered Nurse – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program at Radford University. VCCS students who do not meet the terms described herein may still apply and will be considered for admission, although admission is not guaranteed.  To be guaranteed admission under this GAA, a VCCS student must: 1. Earn a VCCS associate of applied science (AAS) degree in Nursing. 2. Provide evidence of a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the U.S, and 6 months of nursing experience (full-time or part-time). 3. Provide evidence of current employment in a position that requires the use of nursing knowledge and expertise at the time of application and enrollment. Radford U. Articulation Agreement

         University of Virginia - RN to BSN - Students must have completed their ADN program and licensure within 5 years prior to matriculating to UVa. Cumulative GPA on VCCS Coursework must be 3.4 or higher. Application deadline is March 1 for the program beginning in fall of each year. UVA Articulation Agreement

·       Virginia Commonwealth University - RN to BSN - This agreement provides a pathway for students to progress from the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree directly to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Completion Program) at VCU. To be eligible for guaranteed admission, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, grade of "B" or higher in all nursing courses at SVCC, and grade of "C" or higher in all required general education courses within the program. VCU Articulation Agreement

        Western Governors University – RN to BSN – VCCS nursing graduates must have obtained licensure and be currently employment in a position that requires nursing knowledge to pursue a BSN with WGU. The program is done online and coursework may be completed in less than three terms. WGU Articulation Agreement


SVCC also has a guaranteed admission agreement with:

         James Madison University - RN to BSN - Available to SVCC ADN graduates who have obtained RN Licensure. Students must complete application to JMU (Due March 1 each year for fall admission) and receive admission to the university in addition to completing the JMU Department of Nursing RN to BSN application. Students may choose a part-time (3 semesters) or full-time (5 semesters) program of study. The program begins in the fall after completing the required general education courses. JMU Articulation Agreement