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2022-23 Catalog 
  
    May 27, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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The PCC RN to BSN Program is designed for licensed Registered Nurses who have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) in a nationally accredited nursing program and for students enrolled in an accredited ADN program who are in their final semester and on track to graduate. The RN to BSN provides a student centered online learning environment meant to enhance career opportunities for RNs who wish to continue their education and obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).

Career Information

The BSN program prepares RNs to navigate the competitive nursing work arena through the integration of current knowledge, research, and information literacy, application of information management technology, demonstration of leadership skills, and advocacy at local, state, national and global levels for patients and for the nursing profession with regard to healthcare policy. BSN prepared nurses are able to meet the increasing professional challenges of healthcare in all settings.

Application/Admission

  • The BSN program may be started in the Fall or Spring semesters. The application is open year round, and can be found online at Pueblo Community College Nursing
  • Students must have graduated from an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program or be on track to complete the final semester of the ADN.
  • Submission of unofficial ADN transcripts is required.

Program

  • 120 credits comprise the PCC Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  • Block transfer accepted of up to 71.5 credits from accredited ADN Program
  • Unencumbered RN License & Current BLS/CPR required for NUR 409 and NUR 410
  • 18 General Education credits are required
  • 30.5 credits of baccalaureate nursing coursework complete the program

Graduation

  • Students may use a combination of transcribed credits and bachelor level course work to obtain the 120 required credits. Transferred BSN courses will be evaluated individually for applicability to the PCC RN to BSN Program.
  • The granting of the BSN degree from PCC requires a minimum of 30 credits completed at the college.
  • If electives are necessary to achieve the 30 graded credits at PCC they must be taken at the 300/400 level.

BSN applicants should arrange an advising appointment with the PCC Nursing Department.

Please call 719-549-3409.

Total Credits: 120


BSN Core Curriculum Fall Start


Notes


1 Prerequisites to all subsequent 300 & 400 level BSN courses

2 Unencumbered RN license required

3 Pre-requisite course MAT 135 required

Note: Accepted applicants are required to complete a background check and drug screen prior to registering for NUR 409 and NUR 410, as both courses have a required practicum at a clinical site.

A felony, loss of license, administrative disciplinary proceeding for negligence, malpractice, recklessness, or willful or intentional misconduct may prohibit entrance into or continuation with the program.