Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN

This program can be completed 100% online. 

Program Description

The Maxine S. Jacobs RN to BSN program is offered in a totally online format. The program is designed to recognize the educational and professional experiences that registered nurses possess and build upon that knowledge to transform their practice and create exceptional nursing leaders in the profession. The RN to BSN can be completed in 12 months and courses are offered in 8 week blocks.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
4th semesterUnits
Possible starting units from prior learning and/or transfer in, including General Education Requirements, Additional College Requirements, Nursing Units, and Electives: 80
 Semester Total80
5th semester
Program starts in 2nd Summer Term with this class:  
NURS 354 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 2
 Semester Total2
6th semester
Fall Term  
NURS 330 Biostatistics for Nursing 3
NURS 394 Holistic Assessment in Professional Nursing 3
NURS 395 Research & Evidence-Based Practice in Professional Nursing 4
NURS 396 Dimensions of Professional Nursing 4
 Semester Total14
7th semester
Spring Term  
NURS 478 Quality and Safety Education for Professional Nursing Practice 3
NURS 479 Evolving Concepts in Nursing Leadership and Management 4
NURS 480 Enhancing Clinical Judgment 4
NURS 482 Population Care Theory 3
 Semester Total14
8th semester
Summer Term  
NURS 489 Information Management and Healthcare Technology 3
NURS 492 Population Care Capstone 4
Elective 3 0-3
 Semester Total10
 Total Units120

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This program has special admission requirements. Please visit the program website for specific admission advising.

Admission to the RN to BSN program is a separate process from admission to Truckee Meadows Community College. In order to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN program, all students must meet the requirements for formal admission to Truckee Meadows Community College.  

Official associate degree program transcripts must be submitted. 

All students applying for the RN to BSN program must meet the following minimum criteria:

1. An active RN license in the state where currently practicing when coursework begins.

2. Graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program.

To earn a Bachelor's of Science Nursing Degree students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Satisfy General Education requirements for Bachelor's degrees.
  3. Complete 120 units in total. 
    • 32 units must be completed at TMCC.
    • A minimum of 37 upper-division units.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Composition II
Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Fine Arts3
Humanities 23
MATH 126Pre-Calculus I (or higher)3
Science (Lab Required)6
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
General Microbiology
Social Science3
General Psychology
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
American Experiences and Constitutional Change 2
Degree Requirements
NURS 354Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice2
NURS 330Biostatistics for Nursing3
NURS 394Holistic Assessment in Professional Nursing3
NURS 395Research & Evidence-Based Practice in Professional Nursing4
NURS 396Dimensions of Professional Nursing4
NURS 478Quality and Safety Education for Professional Nursing Practice3
NURS 479Evolving Concepts in Nursing Leadership and Management4
NURS 480Enhancing Clinical Judgment4
NURS 482Population Care Theory3
NURS 489Information Management and Healthcare Technology3
NURS 492Population Care Capstone4
Nursing Prior Learning Units38
Electives Prior Learning units12
Choose one of the following electives3
Principles of Pathophysiology
Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care 1
or any transferable courses
Total Units120

Diversity is satisfied through the completion of NURS 212. 


CH 203 satisfies both Humanities and U.S. & Nevada Constitutions.

1. Synthesize knowledge of organizational and systems leadership and application of the nursing process to provide quality care and patient safety in the global environment.

2. Evaluate current research to lead the interdisciplinary team in the provision of evidence-based nursing practice to improve application of the nursing process to improve individual and population health.

3. Evaluate information management systems and patient care technologies to recommend improvements, mitigate error and support decision making and application of the nursing process for the delivery of quality nursing care.

4. Synthesize professional nursing standards and application of the nursing process to communicate, guide, and evaluate the nursing practice of self and others.