RN-to-BSN Program Admission Requirements

Applications Deadline: September 20, 2019

Applications that meet the minimum qualifications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.


You Need the Following to Apply:

  • Valid RN Colorado or compact state license
  • ADN or currently enrolled in a regionally accredited program. Current ADN students should a signed letter from their program director to verify enrollment.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA in nursing courses
  • Current AHA BLS certification
  • Current Vaccinations/Titers for the following:
    • 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 Series (Three doses or positive titer)
    • Influenza (Must be renewed annually)
    • Two-Step TB or Quantiferon TB Test (After initial testing, a single skin test or Quantiferon TB test is required annually)
    *Load these as one PDF on application

Steps to Apply

1. Prepare supplemental documents to submit with your admission application:

  • Record of current vaccinations of Titers for Flu, Tdap, MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, and TB
  • Valid RN Colorado or compact state license
  • Current AHA BLS certification
  • Unofficial college transcript (For current A.D.N. students, a letter from your program director verifying your current enrollment will be accepted.

2. Submit online FRCC admission application

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

BSN App

3. Upload all supplemental items to your application

  • After filling out the online application and clicking Submit Application, click on the My Account link in the menu.
  • Click on Step 4. Submit Supplemental Items
  • To upload the required 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 Nursing Department has verified the uploaded documents.
  • Applications are not considered complete until all supplemental items have been submitted and verified.

Acceptance Process

  • The Nursing Department will review only completed applications submitted with all four supplemental documents after the application deadline.
  • Space in the program is limited. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Students will be notified of their acceptance, alternate status, or non-acceptance into the program. Those listed as alternate will be notified if space opens for them in the upcoming term and will be given automatic acceptance into the next term if a space does not open.

Required Courses

Select which best describes you to see which required courses you need to earn a BSN.

If you have your ADN you've earned credits that can transfer into the RN-BSN program. Following are the courses and credits that will most likely transfer to FRCC. 

Please complete a transcript evaluation form to determine which classes from your ADN program will be transferred to FRCC for your BSN completion.

ADN Courses

Credits

ENG 121 3
PSY 235  3
HPR 108  1
GT Elective  3
Block transfer for associate degree 61.5
TOTAL for ADN 71.5 

 

The total credits to earn a BSN is 120. If you have your ADN and once you've completed the above courses, you'll need to take these additional 48.5 credits for a BSN:

BSN Courses

Credits

ENG 122 3
MAT 135 3

GT Electives (History, Social science, Arts and Humanities)

12
NUR 301 3
NUR 302 3
NUR 303 3
NUR 304, 305, 306, 307 (Choose two) 6
NUR 408 3
NUR 409 3.5
NUR 410 6
NUR 411 3
SUB-TOTAL 48.5
TOTAL for BSN 120

If you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, it is likely you have completed many of the general education courses necessary for the bachelor's degree. Please check with your Pathways advisor. 

See all required courses and descriptions for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

As a current student in a CCCS Registered Nursing program you will need to complete the following courses to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):

ADN Courses Credits
These courses must be taken prior to entering the RN-BSN program
ENG 121 3
PSY 235

3

HPR 108
BIO 201
BIO 202
BIO 204
MAT 103
NUR 109
NUR 112
These courses can be taken after entering the RN-BSN program: 
BIO 216 4
NUR 106 7;
NUR 150 6
NUR 206 6.5
NUR 211 4
NUR 212 2
NUR 216 4
NUR 230 5
Elective 3
TOTAL for ADN  71.5

 

RN-BSN Courses Credits
ENG 122 3
MAT 135 3
GT Electives
(History, Social science, Arts and Humanities)
12
NUR 301 3
NUR 302 3
NUR 303 3
NUR 304, 305, 306, 307 (Choose two) 6
NUR 408 3
NUR 409 3.5
NUR 410 6
NUR 411 3
SUB-TOTAL 48.5
TOTAL for BSN 120

If you have a bachelor degree in a field other than nursing, it is likely you have completed many of the general education courses necessary for the bachelor degree. Please check with your Pathways advisor. 

See all required courses and descriptions for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Contact Nursing Pathways Advisors
Larimer Campus
Tim Hoffman

(970) 204-8399 | Email

Madison Twedt

(970) 204-8378 | Email

 
Westminster Campus
Holly Clarke

(303) 404-5552 | Email

Rebecca Perederin

(303) 404-5286 | Email

Sondra Teske

(303) 404-5288 | Email

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