RN-to-BSN Admission Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing comply with regulations governing baccalaureate degrees at Radford University. An individual may be admitted to the post-licensure track based upon the following eligibility criteria if he/she:  

Admission Criteria:

  • ·Option 1 (Traditional): (A) Hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing, (B) Holds an RN license, (C) Practiced for six months or concurrently practicing while enrolled
  • ·Option 2 (Co-Enrollment): (A) Actively enrolled in a VCCS AAS in nursing program, (B) Completed one year of the nursing program, (C) Provides letter of recommendation from AAS Nursing faculty 

All students must have:    

  • ·Completed all of the nursing prerequisites (or equivalencies) with a grade of “C” or better
  • ·Obtained a 2.5 GPA on all nursing courses attempted and on all cumulative college work
  •  Been admitted to Radford University

Admission Timeline

Students are admitted each fall and spring semester. Deadlines for applications are rolling, but applications should be submitted in ample time for faculty, administrative personal and students to be able to prepare for the upcoming semester. You will have to be accepted to the university and to the School of Nursing.