Associate's Degree in Nursing Pathway to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A combination of associates degree in nursing (ADN), course work, and courses taken as part of GW’s University General Education Requirement allows currently licensed registered nurse (RN) students to complete a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) over three semesters and one summer session. Students attend part time, which allows them to continue working as professional nurses. The BSN curriculum is completed through distance learning, and students complete clinical practicum rotations in the local community with faculty mentoring. Select on-campus experiences provide opportunities for students to interact with faculty members and fellow students. Upon completion of the program some credits earned may be applied toward a GW master of science in nursing degree.

Visit the Visit the RN to BSN website for detailed program information.


Information for VA Community College Graduates

GW School of Nursing is pleased to provide guaranteed admission to students who have earned associate’s degrees from accredited nursing programs at community colleges across Virginia and who meet GW’s academic requirements.

Information for Montgomery (MD) Community College Graduates

GW School of Nursing is pleased to provide guaranteed admission to students who have earned associate’s degrees from accredited nursing programs at Montgomery Community Colleges in Maryland and who meet GW’s academic requirements.

For more information visit the RN to BSN website.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 21 credits in required courses; 15 credits toward the University General Education Requirement, which is usually fulfilled by transfer of credits from the ADN program; and up to 15 credits based on review of the student’s professional portfolio and awarded through enrollment in NUR 4121. If fewer than 15 credits are awarded, completion of one or more of the following courses may be required, as determined by the program director: NURS 3112, NURS 3113, and NURS 3118.

Year One
Semester one: fall
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
Semester two: spring
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
Semester three: summer session
NURS 4117Nursing Practice and Clinical Reasoning VI: Epidemiology and Community Health
NURS 4119Patient Safety and Health Care Quality
NURS 4121Nursing Advancement Portfolio
Year Two
Semester four: fall
NURS 6233Genetics for Healthcare Providers
or NURS 6260 Foundations of Coaching