Galveston College Nursing Pathway
 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Affordable 
  • Online
  • Finish in as few as 9 months

Have you been considering returning to college to earn your BSN? Galveston College's ADN-BSN Program is 100% online, affordable, and can be completed in as few as two (2) semesters!

Are you concerned about how you will fit the program into your busy schedule? Courses are completely online and the weekly assignments can be completed at your convenience.  The Program is designed to allow you to continue to work while completing the degree. Actually, it is not just designed that way, we want it that way.

Are you wondering how you will be able to complete the clinical requirements? The clinical courses are planned to take place in your workplace or a different setting of your choosing.

   

In keeping with the mission of Galveston College, the BSN program strives to provide ADN prepared nurses access to a high quality, online program.  This program is dedicated to providing a collaborative environment focused on teaching relevant content, investing in student success, demonstrating the value of lifelong learning, and creating the next generation of nurse leaders.  

The faculty are here to help you build on your nursing foundation.  The knowledge gained during this program will assist the student with aligning their knowledge and skillset with those desired for leadership opportunities. The students will learn how to evaluate evidence emphasizing utilization in practice, expand their health promotion skills  focusing on individuals, families, groups and communities, increase legal, ethical, and management knowledge preparing them for tough clinical decisions, and expand health assessment skills emphasizing the whole person; mind, body and spirit.   

Graduates of the program will be able to:  

  • Synthesize knowledge from behavioral, biological sciences, and previous nursing courses to provide sensitive caring to individuals, families, and communities. 
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and management skills to promote and manage a healing environment. 
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills in the professional arena.  
  • Begin to critically analyze research findings related to the nursing profession, healthcare systems, disease prevention, and health promotion.  
  • Encourage life-long learning. 
  • Use clinical reasoning to provide safe care based on current evidence-based nursing practice. 

  • Acceptance for admission into Galveston College.  
  • CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average includes all courses attempted) – 2.5 or higher.  Science and Nursing GPA – 2.7 (courses in progress will not be calculated into CGPA or GPA for application purposes.)  Students are ineligible for acceptance into the program if a transcript review reflects more than one (1) D or F in a core nursing or required core general education course.  The student is ineligible even if the course was repeated for a satisfactory grade (exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis).  
  • Proof of successful completion of an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).  
  • An active unencumbered Registered Nursing License in the state of Texas, not a compact state.  If the applicant has earned an ADN but has not attempted the NCLEX examination, conditional acceptance will be considered.  If conditionally accepted, the applicant must successfully take the NCLEX prior to the last class day of the final course.  
  • Actively employed as a Registered Nurse by the first day of classes.  Applicants not working as a Registered Nurse at the time of application will be considered for conditional acceptance.  If conditionally accepted, employment as a Registered Nurse will be required by the first day of classes (exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis).   
  • Completion of the prerequisite courses prior to the first day of class.  Applicants can be enrolled in their final semester of prerequisite courses at the time of application.  
  • Two professional letters of reference.  At least one should be from a current supervisor.  The other one can be from anyone speaking to your professional manner. 
  • Valid Texas Driver’s license or State ID 
 

Application deadline is July 15, 2022 for entry into the Fall, 2022 cohort.   

 

In order to be considered for admission into the BSN program, students need to apply to both Galveston College and complete an application packet and turn it into the BSN Program Director by the deadline.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early to have the best chance of acceptance into the program.   

 

There are three application review periods each year. Please apply early so you have the best chance of gaining acceptance into the program. Each completed application received by the deadlines listed below will be considered for admission during the review period.  If a decision on the application is made during a review period, the applicant will receive one of three outcome letters (see next section). If no decision is made, the applicant will not receive any communication during that round of notifications. The application will be pending and re-considered during the next review period.  

  1. Early Acceptance Notification: May 2, 2022.  

All complete applications received before April 15, 2022 will undergo initial review.  

  1. Regular Acceptance Notification: June 15, 2022.  

All previously pending and completed applications received between April 15 and May 30, 2022 will be considered for admission.   

  1. Final Fall 2022 Decisions: August 1, 2022 

All previously pending and completed applications received between June 1 and July 15, 2022 will be considered for admission. All applicants with complete applications will receive a notification letter by August 1, 2022.  

Prerequisites 

Course Number 

Course Title 

CH 

ENGL 1302 

Composition II 

3 

MATH 1342   OR 

PSYC  2317 

Elem. Statistical Methods 

Stat. Methods in Psych 

3 

3 

BIOL   1322 

Nutrition 

3 

************

Approved Elective 

3 

SOCI   1301 

Introductory Sociology 

3 

 

 

Total CH 15

*************Business and Technical Writing or Introduction to Chemistry will fulfill this requirement.

Core Curriculum (can be taken as part of the BSN) 

Course Number 

Course Title 

CH 

HIST1301 

History I 

3 

HIST1302 

History II 

3 

GOVT2305 

Federal Government 

3 

GOVT2306 

Texas Government 

3 

Creative Arts OR 

Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective 

 

3 

Elective 

 

3 

 

Fall Semester 

Session One: First 8 weeks 

 

 

NURS4340 

Role Transition to Professional Nursing 

3 

NURS4320 

Foundations of Nursing Knowledge 

3 

NURS4316 

Holistic Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 

3 

 

Session Two: Second 8 weeks 

 

 

NURS4390 

Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 

3 

NURS4350 

Leadership and Management 

3 

NURS4161 

Leadership and Management Clinical 

1 

 

Spring Semester 

Session One: First 8 weeks 

 

 

NURS4309 

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles 

3 

NURS4202 

Care of Vulnerable Populations 

2 

NURS4224 

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Professional Nursing 

2 

 

Session Two: Second 8 weeks 

 

 

NURS4321 

Community and Public Health 

3 

NURS4160 

Community and Public Health Clinical 

1 

NURS4380 

Nursing Capstone 

3 

 

Degree Completion Requirements 

ADN Degree Credits 

57 

Prerequisite Courses 

15

Core Curriculum Courses 

18 

BSN Nursing Courses 

30 

Total for BSN 

120

 

As a BSN prepared RN you are poised for a career transition into leadership. As hospitals plan to and apply for Magnet Recognition the system will need to show it is working toward 80% of its nursing staff possessing a BSN degree.  Magnet recognition does not require all nurses be BSN prepared, but does require all nurse managers and leaders to have at least a BSN. 

The five-year projected demand for BSN prepared Registered Nurses is expected to outpace that for ADN prepared Registered Nurses in Texas. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the demand for bachelor, master and doctoral prepared RNs continues to increase. “Having too few RNs with advanced education available to provide care negatively impacts patient outcomes.”   

 
 

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Name Dr. Kelley Pennell
Title Director
Room R-270
Program Area BSN
Phone 409-944-1374
Email

kpennell@gc.edu

Admin Support Mari Macias Ext. 404

 

Name

Jayne Withers

Ext 220

 

Questions? Contact Us.

Dr. Kelley Pennell
Director of BSN
kpennell@gc.edu
409-944-1374