General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization AS
Associate of Science (AS)
This program is intended to prepare students for entry into a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. This curriculum is designed to serve as the first two years of the Bachelor’s degree and incorporates the general education courses required by most BSN programs. When taken concurrently with the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing, the student in this curriculum can complete the first three years of a BSN program at JTCC. This program is also appropriate for Associated Degree Registered Nurses who wish to enter into BSN Bridge programs.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Students planning on completing a BSN should meet with their faculty advisor to decide on the courses that best match the requirements of their intended transfer institution.
- Students applying for January admission to the JTCC Nursing Program must complete (with a minimum grade of “C” or better) or be enrolled in the first five prerequisites to APPLY to the Nursing Program. Students applying for August admission must have completed (with a grade of “C” or better) the first five prerequisites by the end of the spring semester (see Nursing Eligibility requirements for more details).
- Students are reminded to consult with their transfer institution and faculty advisors about the varying science requirements of BSN programs.
- The history elective requirement can be satisfied with HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other course approved by the student’s advisor.
- The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
- See https://www.jtcc.edu/transferelectives for list of Approved Transfer Electives.
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
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