Advance your education without putting your career on hold through CBC’s RN-BSN program! We know nurses lead busy lives, which is why we have created a program that allows you to balance work, school and everyday life.
To be considered for the RN-BSN program, the applicant must have completed 40 general education credits in an Associate Degree in Nursing program, including:
- MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics (or equivalent), and
- CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry with Lab (or equivalent), and
- ENGL& 101 English Composition (or equivalent), or
- ENGL& 102 Composition (or equivalent), or
- ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (or equivalent), and
- NUTR& 101 Nutrition (or equivalent) Note: this course may be taken concurrently during the RN-BSN program. Students accepted into the RN-BSN program are encouraged to complete NUTR&101 prior to starting the program
Please note: Transcripts will be reviewed by the CBC Transcript Evaluator to ensure course equivalency. Prerequisite courses do not have an expiration date; however, prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting nursing courses in the RN-BSN program.
To be considered for the current year, all entrance requirements must be complete. Students applying to the RN-BSN program must:
- Have a current unrestricted Washington State Registered Nurse License. Nurses holding an RN license from another state will need to obtain a Washington RN license by August 31of the application year.
- Must graduate with an Assoc. Degree in Nursing by June 30th of the application year.
- Must have earned a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. in all prerequisite and nursing courses.
- Must obtain a Washington State Registered Nurse License by August 31st of the application year.
- Hold an Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. in all prerequisite and nursing courses.
Submit a current resume that outlines the following:
- Short-and long-term professional goals
- Formal education (college/university)
- Current (within last year) continuing education (if applicable)
- Nursing experience
- Other job experience
- Community service or volunteer experience
Submit a three-minute video essay describing a personal philosophy of nursing. The
presentation will be scored by RN-BSN faculty using the criteria listed in the Admission
Index Score under Video Essay. Video essays must be submitted via YouTube. Preference
will be given to RN's with work experience.
Once accepted into the RN-BSN program, students will need to submit the following:
- Required immunization records
- Current American Heart Association BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider CPR card
- Satisfactory criminal history background check using a college approved vendor
Criminal history background information is required of all Nursing students. Information obtained will be considered in determining student eligibility to complete clinical coursework. Inability to participate in practicum experiences due to the information obtained from the background check may result in the student’s inability to satisfactorily complete program degree requirements. Any infraction while enrolled in the Nursing program should be self-reported to the coordinator/director. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Director of Nursing at 509-544-8318.
Program Approval and Accreditation
CBC Nursing programs are approved by the:
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Commission
310 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
The RN-BSN program is accredited by:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20001