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Grand Rapids Community College

Nursing - RN/BSN Completion Program


GVSU Kirkhof College of Nursing

RN/BSN Completion Program

Grand Rapids Community College Transfer Guide

The quickest way to get from here to there!

This guide will help you to get your BSN the quickest way by using specific classes that “double count”, that is meet two requirements at the same time.  Other courses may be transferable, but may only meet one requirement.  Any questions should be directed to the RNBSN Advisor at 616-331-7160 or email



GRCC Courses for transfer to GVSU

GVSU Courses needed for BSN

A.D.N. Degree



Meets Natural Sciences, Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy & Literature, Historical Perspectives, and Social & Behavioral Sciences, WRT 150, and one SWS class

PY 201 General Psychology

Meets PSY 101

EN 102 English Composition

Meets WRT 150



GRCC Electives


CHM 120 Survey of General Chemistry

Meets CHM 109 Introductory Chemistry and Physical Sciences category

MA 107 Intermediate Algebra*

Meets MTH 110 * (pre-req to STA 215)

MA 215  Statistics

Meets STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics and Mathematical Sciences category

BI 240 Pathophysiology

Meets BMS 310 Basic Pathophysiology

Transferable World Perspectives class

Meets World Perspectives category

Transferable U.S. Diversity class

Meets U. S. Diversity category




GVSU Courses


Need 30 earned GVSU credits


Year 1 classes


Issues course, 3 cr.


NUR 311 Dimensions of Nursing Practice, 2 cr.


NUR 312 Professional Nursing Issues, 2 cr.


NUR 265 Intro to Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice, 3 cr.


Nursing Elective (NUR 344, NUR 354, NUR 500), 3 cr.


Year 2 classes


IPE 407 Integrated Team Health Care, 2 cr.


NUR 411 Community Based Nursing Care, 4 cr.


NUR 412 Nursing Care for Populations, 4 cr.


NUR 456 Transformative Nursing Leadership, 4 cr.


*Students can fulfill this requirement based on a minimum Math score of 23 on the ACT or by passing placement test upon admission to GVSU.

Total required credits needed for graduation = 120; Minimum of  30 credits must be from GVSU

Equivalency Guide can be found at

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C”

3.0 overall GPA desired for admission; minimum GPA -  3.0 on last 15 credits                                                       8/2014

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