RN-to-BSN Program Admission Requirements

Application Dates

  • Spring 2020 start: This application period has been extended. Applications will be accepted October 1, 2019 through November 21, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Admitted students may choose a spring 2020 or summer 2020 start date.
  • Summer 2020 start: There will not be an application period in the summer; summer courses are only offered to fall and spring admits. Students must apply during the spring 2020 application period for the option to start in summer 2020.
  • Fall 2020 start: Application dates will be posted mid-spring.

Accreditation

  • We are currently seeking CCNE accreditation.

Who can Apply?

This program is designed for two types of students:

  1. A student who has graduated from a regionally accredited Associate Degree Nursing program (ADN) and has a current unencumbered nursing license to practice in Colorado. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 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 any further questions.
  1. A student who has successfully completed their first semester of a regionally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN), continues to be enrolled in an ADN program, and would like to complete a four-year BSN program as well. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in nursing courses.

Steps to Apply

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:

  • Current vaccinations or titers for the following:
    Upload these in one PDF to application
    • 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)
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider CPR certification
  • 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.

Acceptance Process

  • 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.

Additional Tasks

Do not complete these tasks until prompted:

  1. Submit and pass a background check 
  2. Complete the RN to BSN Acceptance Form
  3. 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.
  4. Drug Screen
    • Students are required to pass a drug screen prior to starting clinicals.

Required Courses

Select one of the following options:

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.

Transcript evaluations for the BSN program will be completed during the application process.

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 courses 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 5
NUR 230 4
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 Us
RN to BSN Completion Program Director

Edith Matesic, DNP, RN

Administrative Assistant

Laura O’Leary


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(970) 204 - 8332

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(303) 678 - 3628

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