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Are you a registered nurse with a diploma or associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited program? Our online RN to B.S. completion program allows you to earn your bachelor’s in nursing while working as a full-time nurse.

The online format allows you to earn your degree from just about anywhere and the program can be completed in 6 semesters.

Additional program and policy information is located in the BS Student Handbook.

Review our application instructions and detailsprogram overviewadmission requirements and degree requirements.

Co-Enrollment Partnerships 

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) and Rappahannock Community College recognizes the need to facilitate completion of the baccalaureate degree among graduates of associates programs. VCU School of Nursing has developed an innovative Co-Enrollment program with Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) and Rappahannock Community College (RCC). The Co-Enrollment program is a guaranteed admission entry-level BS program that will allow students to complete their degree while remaining in their community. This agreement provides a quicker and streamlined baccalaureate of science degree (BS) completion pathway at VCU School of Nursing for students enrolled in nursing programs at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) or Rappahannock Community College (RCC). 

The Co-Enrollment program blends VCU RN-BS course work with the AAS curriculum. Thus, co-enrollment in the VCU SON RN-BS program will include a schedule consisting of AAS nursing courses at the affiliated institution and 6 credits of VCU RN-BS online courses during the students' senior year. For Co-Enrollment consideration, students at the community college institution must apply separately to the VCU RN-BS nursing program. The AAS courses will be taken on site at the community college campuses. VCU nursing courses will be delivered using an online format. 

Co-Enrollment students will first graduate from the AAS program. Graduation from VCU occurs upon success on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and completion of all BS courses. Proof of licensure as a registered nurse must be provided to VCU School of Nursing no later than the beginning of the fall semester after graduation from the community college. Students will be able to complete AAS-BS course work in two years. All indicated general education requirements must be completed and posted to students' transcripts prior to entrance into the Co-Enrollment program. Full scholarships are available for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 semesters.  

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Complete a minimum of 41 credit hours of VCU RN-BS prerequisite and general education courses prior to the beginning of the fall semester of the final year at Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) or Rappahannock Community College (RCC); 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; 
  • Earn a minimum grade of "B" in all required Southside Virginia College (SVCC) or Rappahannock Community College (RCC); 
  • Earn a minimum grade of "C" or better in the required prerequisite and general education courses (see admission requirements);
  • Apply to the VCU School of Nursing by the posted application deadline (see application instructions)

If you have any questions, please contact sonoss@vcu.edu

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