• Fall 2020 
  • 30-students
  • Academic Year 2020/2021 – 1 cohort (fall 2020)
  • Academic Year 2021/2022 – 2 cohorts (fall 2021 and spring 2022)
  • Apply to San Jacinto College through Apply Texas.
  • The application for the program is on the BSN webpage.
  • Complete an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) from an accredited institution.
  • Reflect a grade of C, or higher, in all previous nursing transfer courses.
  • Hold an unencumbered, Texas RN licensure. Licensure must be valid throughout program completion.
  • Be currently employed as a professional nurse (employment verification required).
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale while in the program.
  • Submit one recommendation letter from employer (supervisor) or former nursing faculty. 
  • Pre-requisite courses completed, or in progress. 
  • The program includes transfer credits from an accredited associate of applied science nursing program, general education courses, and upper level nursing courses.
    • Associate Degree Nursing: Transfer credit of 34 semester credit hours (SCH) will be applied to the RN-to-BSN degree
    • General Education Courses: 55 SCH is included in the degree; a list is at the end of the FAQ document
    • Upper-Level Nursing Courses: 31 SCH hours of BSN-level nursing courses
  • The program is a blend of distance learning and classroom activities. 
  • Most courses are taught in 8-week increments instead of a standard 16-week semester.
  • Community Health Nursing is a 10-week course that includes a combination of classroom, online, and practical learning opportunities.  Students will be required to travel to designated communities to complete the practical learning for this course and are required to maintain a log of activities throughout the course.  Students will attend class the first week of the course to discuss the community assessment requirements and will present their findings to the class at the end of the semester. 
  • The Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Leadership/Management courses are designed to analyze data to determine best practices.  Clinical hours are not required for this course. Students will be required to develop a change management project.  However, the student will not be required to implement the project.  Students may select a topic suited for their places of employment. 
  • One year of upper-level nursing courses.  Students are encouraged to complete general education courses prior to entry into the program. 
  • Costs are subject to change. 
  • The approximate cost for the upper-level, RN-to-BSN program (nursing courses only) is:
    • In District Tuition:  $2,418
    • Out-of-District Tuition:  $4,185
    • Textbook Price:  TBD 
    • Immunization and Drug Screen Tracking:  TBD
  • March 16, 2020 – June 30, 2020.
  • Information sessions will be provided. Please see the BSN webpage for dates/times.
  • Application is available on the BSN webpage for electronic submission.
  • BSN Nursing New Student Orientation is tentatively scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2020.  
  • MATH 1342, Elementary Statistical Methods (MATH 1314 College Algebra may be substituted)
  • CHEM 1305/1105, Introductory Chemistry or, CHEM 1311/1111, General Chemistry I
  • BIOL 1322, Nutrition
  • You may apply to the program with prerequisite courses in progress. However, your admissions rubric will not reflect the final grades for the courses and may hinder admission into the program.   
  • To promote successful completion of the upper-level nursing courses, students are encouraged to have all academic course work completed prior to entry into the program.  Admission points are given for students who have completed the majority of academic courses at time of application to the program. 
  • Competitive admission is based on rubric scores.

Criteria

Points

San Jacinto College Graduate

Living within College’s service district

20

10

Cumulative GPA

3.5 – 4.0

3.0 – 3.49

2.5 – 2.99

 

25

20

15

Completion of Academic/General Education Courses

ALL academic courses completed

1 – 4 academic courses remaining

>5 academic courses remaining

 

 

25

15

0

BIOL 1322 grade

A = 15

B = 10

C = 5

In Progress/No grade = 0

CHEM 1305 grade, lecture

A = 15

B = 10

C = 5

In Progress/No grade = 0

  • Register with CastleBranch for immunization and documentation tracking;
  • Provide proof of current immunization status;
  • Provide proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Providers CPR (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.  Students must submit renewed card if the CPR certification expires during the program;
  • Pass drug screen (coordinated by CastleBranch).

Information is available at sanjac.edu/BSN.  Prospective students may email sanjacBSN@sjcd.edu for information or veronica.jammer@sjcd.edu

  • ENGL 1301, Composition I
  • ENGL 1302, Composition II
  • MATH 1342, Elementary Statistical methods
  • BIOL 2301/2101, Human Anatomy & Physiology I (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • BIOL 2301/2102, Human Anatomy & Physiology II (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • CHEM 1305/1105, Introductory Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
  • BIOL 1322, Nutrition
  • BIOL 2321/2120 Microbiology for Health Science Majors (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • PSYC 2301, General Psychology (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • PSYC 2314, Lifespan Growth and Development (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • PHIL 2306, Introduction to Ethics
  • ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation, or similar art course
  • HIST 1301, United States History I
  • HIST 1302, United States History II
  • GOVT 2305, Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306, Texas Government
  • SPCH 1315, Public Speaking or SPCH or SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication
  • BIOL 1322, Nutrition
  • CHEM 1305/1105, Introductory Chemistry I Lecture/Lab (may take CHEM 1311/1111)
  • MATH 1342, Elementary Statistical Methods