Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-to-BSN (BSN)

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Program Objective

Do you desire an advanced practice or leadership position in nursing? Do you want higher-level skills to respond better to the demands of today’s evolving healthcare system? San Jacinto College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program may be perfect for you!

The one-year BSN program is for the working registered nurse (RN with an associate degree) who wants to advance within the profession. The program follows an eight-week course model, building on previous education and experience while providing face-to-face and distance learning opportunities that accommodate an employed RN’s schedule.

The BSN program will be learner-centered, focusing on student engagement, self-directed learning, and appreciative inquiry. The program’s primary concepts include. . .

  • Community health nursing
  • Nursing research
  • Public and global health policy
  • Informatics
  • Leadership

Career Opportunities and Earning Potential

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, approximately 44 percent of hospitals and other healthcare employers require new nurses to possess a BSN degree, while employers overall express a “strong preference” for nurses with BSNs.

BSN nurses have better professional opportunities, enhanced credibility, and increased earning potential. They are also eligible for multiple opportunities, including direct patient care, educator, management, and public health nursing, and may specialize in various inpatient/outpatient services.

Fast Facts About the Program

Type: Academic

Location: Central campus

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)

Duration: One year, after core courses 
 

Contact for more information

Veronica Jammer, Ph.D., RN
Department Chair

281-476-1842
sanjacbsn@sjcd.edu

 

Additional information

Application Schedule: March 16 – June 30, 2020

Start Date: Fall 2020

 

Prerequisite Coursework*:  MATH 1342, CHEM 1305/1105 or CHEM 1311/1111, BIOL 1322

*Note: Prospective students are encouraged to complete all academic courses prior to entry into the nursing program.

 

Curriculum Pathway

Associate Degree Nursing Courses  

General Education Courses

Prescribed Electives

Upper Level Nursing Courses 

Total Hours for Degree

34 Credit Hours Accepted as Transfer

45 Total Credit Hours

10 Credit Hours

31 Credit Hours

120 Semester Credit Hours

 

List of General Education Courses

ENGL 1301 Composition I (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
ENGL 1302 Composition II
MATH 1342* Elementary Statistical Methods
BIOL 2301 Human Anatomy & Physiology, Lecture (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
BIOL 2101 Human Anatomy & Physiology, Lab (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
BIOL 2302 Human Anatomy & Physiology, Lecture (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
BIOL 2102 Human Anatomy & Physiology, Lab (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
CHEM 1305* Introductory Chemistry I, Lecture (may also take CHEM 1311)
CHEM 1105* Introductory Chemistry I, Lab (may also take CHEM 1111)
PHIL 2306** Introduction to Ethics
ARTS 1301 Creative Arts/Equivalent (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
HIST 1301 United States History I
HIST 1302 United States History 2
GOVT 2305 Federal Government
GOVT 2306 Texas Government
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
SPCH 1315** Public Speaking

  

 

Prescribed Electives

BIOL 2320 Microbiology for Health Science Majors, Lecture (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
BIOL 2120 Microbiology for Health Science Majors, Lab (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development (Taken as part of AAS Nursing Degree)
BIOL  1322* Nutrition

 

*Prerequisite Courses to RN-BSN Program

**PHIL 2306 is a pre- or co-requisite with NURS 4326

**SPCH 1315 is a pre- or co-requisite with NURS 3432

 

Admissions Rubric

Criteria

Eligible Points

Maximum Points

Points Received

Residency

San Jacinto College graduate; or

 Living within College’s service district

 

20

10

 

 

20

 

Cumulative GPA

GPA 3.5 – 4.0

GPA 3.0 – 3.49

GPA 2.5 – 2.99

 

25

20

15

 

25

 

Coursework Completion

All Academic Courses

1 - 4 Courses Remaining

Greater than 4 Courses Remaining

 

25

15

0

 

25

 

BIOL 1322 Course Grade

 

A = 15

B = 10

C = 5

15

 

 

 

CHEM 1305, Lecture Course Grade

 

A = 15

B = 10

C = 5

15

 

Total Points

 

100

 

 

Requirements

  • Completed AAS in Nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Hold an unencumbered, Texas RN license.  License must be valid through the program duration.
  • Be currently employed as a professional nurse (Letter from Employer required).
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Reflect a grade of C in all previous nursing and science transfer courses.
  • Submit one recommendation letter from employer supervisor or former nursing faculty. 

 

RN to BSN Program Frequently Asked Questions