Registered Nurses pursuing core academic requirements in the RN to BSN curriculum at Wallace Community College are students of WCC while they prepare for transfer to a four-year institution. This allows one to take advantage of the lower tuition rate offered by the two-year college system and receive specialized advisement in preparation for transfer. The one-year sequence of nursing courses offered by four-year institutions is comprised of specialized nursing courses to provide content not required for basic Registered Nurse education at the associate degree or diploma level. Those nearing completion of their required academic courses will be advised to make application to their preferred four-year institution and to that school of nursing prior to the respective admission deadlines. Entry points and application deadlines vary from institution to institution, so it is imperative that students remain in contact with their WCC advisor and the four-year liaison to which they will be referred.
Students enrolled in or preparing for entry into the Associate Degree Nursing program at WCC are also encouraged to keep the RN to BSN Mobility option in mind as academic coursework is completed. Each student’s course load, financial assistance, and additional personal responsibilities differ while they are pursuing their initial nursing education to become a Registered Nurse. With that in mind, many students take additional coursework leading to the core bachelor’s level academic requirements while pursuing the ADN program. While enrolled in the ADN program, it is feasible for students to complete the ADN program having most or all bachelor degree level academics, sit for licensure and become a Registered Nurse, and enroll in the final year of an RN to BSN program within a short timeframe. For those choosing to focus on one level of nursing at a time, it is important to know that the academic courses required for the ADN level are applicable to the requirements of the four-year universities and thus, lessen the requirements needed upon returning to school while working as a Registered Nurse.
- Apply for admission/readmission to WCC — go to the “Admissions” tab on the Wallace website, www.wallace.edu, and choose “Forms” to access both the new student application or the application for re-admission for returning students. For your program of study and degree option choose Associate in Science as the degree option and General Studies as the program of study. When you choose General Studies, a box for “concentration” will appear and you type RN to BSN in that space.
- If you are new to WCC or attended other institutions following you last enrollment here, use the Transcript Release Authorization found under the “Forms” link on the admissions tab at www.wallace.edu to request official transcript copies to complete your WCC admissions application OR from the other school’s website, request an official transcript be sent to the Wallace Community College Office of Admissions.
- Once the readmission process has been completed, please notify Kathy Buntin at 334-556-2292 or email@example.com, who will be your advisor and will make contact to assist in your initial registration activities.
- If you are a “pre-nursing” student at WCC who desires to complete additional RN to BSN academic courses concurrently while meeting ADN academic requirements, please follow the course selection guide for the four-year institution of choice. In addition, you may contact the College’s Advising Services at https://www.wallace.edu/campus-life-resources/counseling-advising/advising-services/ to meet with an advisor or contact Kathy Buntin, Associate Dean, Health Sciences, at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions about the RN to BSN program.
- If you are a student who is already enrolled in the ADN program at WCC and have taken or desire to take additional academic courses concurrently with ADN requirements, please follow the course selection guide for the four-year institution of choice or contact Kathy Buntin, Associate Dean, Health Sciences, at email@example.com for specific questions about the RN to BSN program. Students are also advised to check with their financial aid provider, if applicable, to make sure additional academic courses are eligible for payment coverage, as some awards may require out of pocket payment for courses not in the ADN degree plan.