RN-to-BSN Completion Admissions Process

Application Dates

The RN-to-BSN Completion Program has three application periods each year. Once admitted, students may choose their start date as outlined below.

Application Period When to Apply Start Date
Spring admission October 2- November 2, 2020. Application period closes at 3:30 p.m. Spring 2021 or Summer 2021
Summer admission March 15- April 15, 2021. Application period closes at 3:30 p.m. Summer 2021 or Fall 2021
Fall admission May 3- June 3, 2021. Application period closes at 3:30 p.m. Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022

Application Process Information

The RN-to-BSN Completion Program is designed for two types of students:

  1. A student who has earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited program and college, has an unencumbered nursing license to practice in Colorado, and has a minimum 2.5 GPA in nursing courses.

  • CCCS policy (BP 9-71 Transfer Credit) Credit can only be transferred from “regional accrediting associations.”
    We are unable to make exceptions to this rule.
  • The sending institution must have been regionally accredited for the entire time the student was earning the applicable credits.
  • Contact Laura O’Leary with further questions.
  1. A student who has successfully completed their first semester of a regionally accredited ADN program and college, continues to be enrolled in an ADN program, and has a minimum 2.5 GPA in nursing courses.

1. Submit online FRCC admission application

  • Select Health Sciences and Wellness for Area of Interest
  • Select Nursing: RN-BSN Program for degree or certificate

2. Attach supplemental documents to your submitted admission application:

  • Unofficial college transcript
  • Verification of Enrollment from ADN Program Director (current ADN students only)
  • Valid RN Colorado or compact state license from a regionally accredited program (ADN graduates only) 

How to Upload Supplemental Documents:

  • After completing the online application, click Submit Application.
  • Click on the My Account link in the menu.
  • Click on Step 4. Submit Supplemental Items
  • Click the Choose File button next to each item and upload the relevant document.
  • When you have successfully uploaded a document, the submission status will show as Received.
  • Applications are not considered complete until all supplemental items have been submitted and the college has verified the uploaded documents.
  • Space in the program is limited. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Acceptances are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the class is full, eligible students who are not admitted due to space limitations will be offered a seat in a future semester.

Once admitted, students are prompted to complete the following:

  1. RN-to-BSN Acceptance Form
  2. Transcript evaluation
    • This step only needs to be completed if you have unmet General Education Requirements and completed them at another institution.
    • Courses will be evaluated on an individual basis (course-by-course) basis.
    • General Education requirements will not automatically be waived if a bachelor's degree (or higher) has already been earned.

Only required prior to NUR 409, NUR 410, and NUR 411:

  1. Background Check
  2. Drug Screen
  3. Immunizations
    • TDAP (within 10 years)
    • MMR (two doses or positive titer)
    • Varicella (two doses or positive titer; documentation of having the disease does not qualify)
    • Hepatitis B (three doses or positive titer)
    • Influenza (must be renewed annually)
    • Two-Step TB Skin Test or Quantiferon TB Test (after initial testing, a single skin test or Quantiferon TB Test is required annually)
  4. Current AHA BLS Provider CPR Certification
Contact Us
RN-to-BSN Completion Program Director

Edith Matesic, DNP, MSN, RN

Administrative Assistant

Laura O’Leary

Adjunct Faculty

Nicole Thede, DNP, CNS, RN

Brenda Tousley, DNP, CNS, RN

Juli Guenther, RN, MSN


Contact Advising
Larimer Campus

(970) 204 - 8332

Westminster Campus

(303) 404 - 5000

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(303) 678 - 3628

Online Advising

(303) 404 - 5513

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