Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science - Nursing (RN to BSN)


The RN to BSN adds a fourth year of courses for those students who have already graduated with their associate degree in nursing (ADN). The ADN includes one year of prerequisites and two years of required nursing courses.

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for area nurses to finish their last year of education and get the bachelor’s degree that is becoming an industry standard.

WVC accepts 25 students into the RN-to-BSN program each year. Applications are accepted annually during spring quarter. Visit for more information.

The program is 80 percent online and 20 percent face- to-face instruction. Students attend classes on the Wenatchee campus only three times a quarter so that they can continue to work while completing their bachelor’s degree. To be accepted, students need to have an ADN as well as a current, unencumbered RN license. In-person courses are on Fridays – dates of instruction are on the WVC website. The program takes one year, or four quarters, to complete full-time.


Students may apply online at There is a $50 application fee.

Required courses for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

In order to complete the RN to BSN on a part-time schedule, the same courses must be completed. Students will need to work with the nursing director and allied health education planner to create an academic plan.

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General program requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA earned in every nursing course, as well as any required ADN courses.
  • Thirty-five credits of general education requirements from previous ADN program (for distribution of
  • all general education credits). NOTE: If you have not completed a statistics course, chemistry course and the required humanities credits you will need to complete these courses concurrently while in the RN to BSN program.
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in Washington state. Experience as an RN for at least one year is preferred.

Students must fulfill the following requirements immediately following acceptance into the WVC Nursing Program:

  • Pay a non-refundable acceptance fee by the designated deadline.
  • Provide a current Healthcare Provider CPR card. Must include but not be limited to first aid/CPR/AED for adults, children and infants. The CPR card must be instruct CPR for healthcare providers.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations to the student immunization tracker (for a complete list go to
  • Provide background check information to provide clearance for participation in required clinical learning experiences. National background checks must go back at least six years and be submitted within 45 days of acceptance into the program through Complio.
  • Provide results of a ten-panel drug test from Complio that is not older than 45 days from the start of class.
  • Complete the allied health packet, which includes: student disclosure form, a child and adult abuse information act disclosure statement, medical record form, student release form and student confidentiality form.
  • Liability insurance is calculated into tuition and fees annually at the time of registration.
  • Physical requirements include: ability to lift 50 pounds, carry 20 pounds, sit for four hours and stand for eight to twelve hours.

Note: Required documents are to be submitted to the student immunization tracker.

Program outcomes

By the end of the RN to BSN program, successful graduate should be able to:

  • Provide patient centered care for diverse populations to promote health and wellness.
  • Utilize organizational leadership skills to collaborate with health care teams in a community and/or health care agency to promote safe and effective quality care.
  • Utilize reliable evidence to inform and support clinical decisions which shape health care delivery and policy.
  • Manage information and technology to promote communication, access research and other reliable evidence and mitigate error in a variety of health care systems.
  • Apply quality improvement processes to effectively implement patient safety initiatives and affect health system change.
  • Evaluate professional core values and behaviors that reflect baccalaureate nursing practice.

Graduates will demonstrate accomplishment of the program learning outcomes by successful completion of all course requirements, which will measure competencies in each learning area.