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RN to BSN Program
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The RN to BSN Program is for Registered Nurses. Graduate nurses may apply and be admitted, but must pass the NCLEX by the end of the first semester. If student does not have a licensed by the end of the first semester they will need to wait to register for the second semester until they have a RN license. All courses are offered at Central Park Campus (CPC) in McKinney and are primarily face to face.
The Collin College Nursing Division RN-to-BSN Nursing Program mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared professional nurses who are life-long learners actively involved in service, who participate in the nursing community to promote quality of life, and who are members of an interdisciplinary health care team, using clinical judgement to provide safe, evidence-based patient-centered care. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Applicants must hold a current Texas unencumbered RN License or an enhanced nurse license compact (eNLC)-multi state license. New ADN graduates may apply and be admitted, but must pass the NCLEX by the end of the first semester. If a student does not have a license by the end of the first semeser they will need to wait to register for the second semester until they have a RN license.
2. Complete an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited educational institution or hold a diploma from a school of nursing that is accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency.
3. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (NGPA- Nursing cumulative coursework); and 2.5 GPA in BIOL 2401 (Anatomy and Physiology I); BIOL 2402 (Anatomy and Physiology II); BIOL 2420 (Microbiology). All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
4. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed prior to enrollment into the nursing courses. Each student is responsible for the costs and fees. Students will be required to use the approved vendor for Collin College Nursing Division to process background checks.
PRIOR TO APPLYING:
Students must complete approximately 55 hours of prerequisite/general education courses, see degree plan for component area options.
1. Applicants must be within six (6) credit hours of completion of the Texas Common Core Curriculum (at time of application): All general education courses and prerequisite course work must be completed prior to registering for upper division Nursing courses.
Collin Foundation Scholarship offers various scholarships to students when they have been accepted into the Nursing Program. Most scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Other types of monetary support are available through the college’s Financial Aid Office.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:
Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed prior to enrollment into the nursing courses. Each student is responsible for the costs and fees. Students will be required to use the approved vendor for Collin College Nursing Division to process background checks.
DEADLINES: applications are taken year round. Check school schedules for start dates
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Complete the RN-to-BSN Program online application.
2. Provide unencumbered current Texas RN license or an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact RN License number.
3. Attach unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended or diploma from a school of nursing to nursing application. Admission to Collin College will be required if conditionally admitted.
**Immunization records are NOT to be submitted at the time of application. Accepted students will be provided instructions on how to submit immunization records. Since since some immunization are given over time, you are strongly encouraged to carefully review immunization requirements before submitting an application.
Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to:
- Liability insurance is provided through the school (included in your tuition
- Purchase school-approved uniforms for clinical experiences.
- Obtain current CPR certification (Healthcare Provider) must be from American Heart Association.
- Have a completed Physical Form completed by your physician.
- Complete all required immunizations and provide copies of immunization records.
- Complete a TB (Tuberculosis) skin test and provide a copy of the results annually.
- Agree to a criminal background check.
- Complete drug screening at the student’s expense on a date specified by Dean of Nursing prior to the start of school.
- Health Insurance documentation. All nursing students must provide documentation of having a health insurance policy.