Purpose: The Pre-BSN Specialization of the General Studies Transfer Degree prepares students for entry into a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. This curriculum incorporates the general education courses required by most BSN programs. Students completing this degree may fall into one of the following categories.
When taken concurrently with the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing degree at Germanna, students in this curriculum can complete the first three years of a RN to BSN program prior to transfer
This curriculum may also provide a program of study for students preparing to apply to the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program at Germanna.
Additionally this program provides Registered Nurses who are interested in pursuing RN-BSN programs at a four-year colleges or universities an opportunity to complete most General Education courses prior to transfer.
Like other transfer degree programs, students pursuing the Pre-BSN Specialization take courses that are accepted at most public four year institutions in a wide variety of baccalaureate degree programs. However, students are responsible for confirming the transfer options at their four year institution of choice.
Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.
Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies necessary for academic success, transfer, and employment. Individual programs may specify how computer competency is attained as part of the program. If not specified otherwise, computer competency is demonstrated by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.
1 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine if additional or alternate MTH courses and/or sequences are necessary for transfer.