Admission Requirements

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution OR Diploma in Nursing  from a state approved program.

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5.  For students who have not attended college within the past 5 years, conditional admission may be granted if the GPA is <2.5.  Full admission will be considered upon satisfactory completion of six credit hours of Longwood nursing coursework with a "C" or better. 
  • Unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Employment as an RN for a minimum of six months and plan to practice concurrently with coursework.
  • Graduates of foreign nursing schools, who are licensed outside of the United States, are required to pass the Qualifying Exam of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) prior to application and include the exam results with their application materials.

Degree Requirements

In addition to your associate's degree or diploma in Nursing, you must have completed (or complete concurrently while in the nursing program), the following courses:

Prospective students who have completed an associate's degree must complete the following lower-division general education courses or show transfer equivalent courses on the transcript:

  • Math 171 Statistics (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits) - Art, Communication Studies, English (except first semester freshman English), Foreign Language, Music, Theatre
  • History (3 credits) - any course with a History prefix
  • Non-Western Culture (3 credits) - designated by (9) in the community college list referenced below but other non-community college courses may also apply
  • Ethics (preferably Biomedical Ethics) (3 credits) - designated by (13) in the community college list referenced below but other non-community college courses may also apply

Prospective students who have completed a diploma in nursing only must complete the following lower-division general education courses or show transfer equivalent courses on a community college transcript:

  • College composition (3 credits)
  • Math 171 Statistics  (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits) - Art, Communication Studies, English (except first semester freshman English), Foreign Language, Music, Theatre
  • Anatomy and Physiology (8 credits)
  • Non-Western Culture (3 credits) - designated by (9) in the community college list referenced below but other non-community college courses may also apply
  • History (3 credits) - any course with a History prefix
  • Sociology (3 credits)
  • PE (2 credits)
  • Ethics (preferably biomedical ethics) (3 credits) - designated by (13) in the community college list referenced below but other non-community college courses may also apply
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

We strongly encourage you to consult with the RN-BSN Program Director, Dr. Jackie Daniel (434)395-4833 to ensure that the courses you select will meet the above requirements. 


Additional Information for VCCS Transfer Students

A complete list of transferable courses from the Virginia Community College system is available for your reference.

These courses may be taken at any accredited college or university. 

The following table is a quick glance at many of the courses that will satisfy Longwood's general education requirements:

Longwood RequirementsVCCS courses to fulfill the requirements
College Composition

English 111

Math (3 credits)

Math 146, 157, 240 or 241.

Humanities (6 credits)

ENG 211, 212, 215, 216, 217, 218, 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 251, 252, 253 or 255, ART 100, 101, 102, 111, 112, MUS 121, 122, 225,SPD/CST 141, FRE 201, 202, GER 201, 202, SPA 201 or 202 and any other foreign language at eh 201 or 202 level.

Anatomy and Physiology (8 credits)

Bio 141 and 142 or Bio 231 and 232 or NAS 171 and 172
History (3 credits) Any VCCS course with a History prefix
Non-Western Culture (3 credits) HIS 112, PLS 140, REL 230, 231, 232, 237, SOC 210, 211 or 212
Sociology (Principles of) (3 credits) SOC 200 or 201
PE (2 credits) PED 101, 102, 116
Ethics (biomedical) (3 credits) PHI 220, 227 or 229
Developmental Psychology   (3 credits) PSYC 230, 231 or 232

**Other courses may be transferable in the place of these.  The Admissions office or the registrar will make the final decision on transfer credits.