Academic Catalog

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program is a post-licensure degree program administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

To apply for the program, the applicant must submit the Adult Degree Completion Application for Admission (BSN) and:

  1. A copy of a current, unencumbered RN license which permits them to practice nursing in the United States.
  2. An official transcript from each college or university attended, including an official transcript awarding an associate degree or diploma from state-approved nursing program.
  3. Applicants must have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted.
  4. Be eligible for readmission to or be in good standing at the last college attended.

Send all application materials to the following address:

University of Mary Washington
Office of Admissions
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

The application and all transcripts must be received by the admissions office before a decision can be made. Application documents should be submitted by the application filing dates April 1 for the fall semester, October 15 for the spring semester, and March 1 for the summer session. The admissions office will notify applicants by letter. Following acceptance, the student will be contacted by the Director of the BSN Completion Program for advisement and registration.

Agreements with Germanna Community College Nursing Program

The University of Mary Washington (UMW) and Germanna Community College (GCC), recognizing the need for registered nurses (RNs) to achieve baccalaureate degrees in nursing through an education system which promotes seamless academic progression, have adopted three agreements.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program Direct Transfer Articulation Agreement (BSNCP-DTAA)

Commonly referred to as the 3+1 BSN Plan, this agreement guarantees admission to GCC nursing students who meet the admissions criteria UMW has established for the BSN Completion Program. Applicants complete the same admission process for the BSN Completion Program; in addition, the applicant submits a Letter of Intent for the plan.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Concurrent Enrollment Plan (BSN-CE)

This agreement permits GCC nursing students to be concurrently enrolled in the BSN Completion Program while completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing. Applicants complete the same admission process for the BSN Completion Program; in addition, the applicant submits a Letter of Intent for the plan.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Academic Partnership Plan (BSN-APP)

Commonly referred to as the 1 + 2 + 1 BSN Plan, this agreement is designed for UMW students who are interested in earning a pre-licensure Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing from GCC and a post-licensure BSN from UMW.
This plan is only available to incoming freshman and is limited to twenty students. Students who are interested in the program complete the freshman student application process and must declare an interest in nursing within the application for admission. See the additional details about applying for the 1+2+1 BSN plan in the section of the Catalog explaining about Admission to Special Programs.

Incoming students interested in the program are ranked by their high school grades in Chemistry, Biology, Algebra and SAT scores. The top 20 students are selected for the program. Students who are interested in the program complete the freshman student application process. In addition, students declare their intended major as “pre-BSN” and complete ATI’s Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V) by April 1st. The ATI TEAS V can be completed through TEAS at PSI (identify Germanna Community College as the program) or at Germanna Community College Testing Centers in Fredericksburg or Locust Grove. Additional information can be found at the ATI Test Store or the Germanna Community College Nursing and Allied Health testing page