BSN Admission Information

We at San Jacinto College are excited to help you take the next step in your nursing career. As you prepare to apply for our BSN program, it’s important to understand our application requirements. This will help you put your best foot forward. Let’s dive in!

How to Enroll

Get your essentials here. Learn about our requirements, mark down application dates, and use these resources as you apply.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Students

Application Requirements

To apply for the RN-to-BSN program, you must:

  • Meet with a program advisor in the Advising Career and Transfer Department (ACT).
  • Hold an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) degree from an accredited institution.
  • Hold a grade of C or higher in all previous nursing transfer courses.
  • Hold an unencumbered Texas RN licensure. Your Licensure must be valid throughout the program.
  • Be currently employed as a professional nurse (employment verification is required).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, while in the RN-to-BSN program.
  • Submit one recommendation letter from a healthcare employer (supervisor) or former nursing faculty.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Student

Application Periods

Fall 2023
April 18 - August 17

Spring 2024
September 12 - January 11 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Student

Application Resources

Information Sessions

Please check back for available sessions.

4 Steps to Apply

  1. Apply to San Jac

    If you’re not enrolled at San Jac, apply here first. Once you’re accepted, you will receive your San Jac ID (G number), which you will need for the next step.

  2. Apply to the BSN Program

    Complete the online RN-to-BSN application. You must have a San Jac student ID  (G number) to log in.

  3. Get Your Pre-Reqs in Order

    Make sure you’ve completed, or are in the process of completing your pre-requisite courses.

  4. Show Us Your Work

    Complete the online employment verification form.

Admissions Rubric

The RN-to-BSN program is a competitive program to enter. Selection is based on the following admissions rubric.

Please note that you can apply to the program even if you haven’t finished all the required courses yet. However, your application won’t show your final grades, which may make it harder for you to get in. You also get more points based on our admissions rubric for courses you’ve completed. Because of this, we recommend you complete all your courses before applying. Additionally, this will help you do well in the upper-level nursing courses once you’re in the program.

Criteria

Points

San Jacinto College Graduate

Living within College’s service district

20

10

Cumulative GPA

3.5 – 4.0

3.0 – 3.49

2.5 – 2.99

 

25

20

15

Completion of Academic/General Education Courses

ALL academic courses completed.

1 – 4 academic courses remaining

>5 academic courses remaining.

 

 

25

15

0

BIOL 1322 grade

A = 15

B = 10

C = 5

In Progress/No grade = 0

CHEM 1305 or CHEM 1311 grade, lecture

A = 15

B = 10

C = 5

In Progress/No grade = 0

 

 

Requirements After Admission

Once you’ve been accepted into the BSN program, there are a few requirements you still have to meet.
  • Register with CastleBranch for immunization and documentation tracking. Use the package code JC18dtim.
  • Provide proof of current immunization status
  • Provide proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Providers CPR (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. You must submit a renewed card if the CPR certification expires during the program
  • Pass a drug screen (coordinated by CastleBranch)
  • Register with CastleBranch for immunization and documentation tracking. Use the package code JC18dtim.
  • Provide proof of current immunization status
  • Provide proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Providers CPR (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. You must submit a renewed card if the CPR certification expires during the program
  • Pass a drug screen (coordinated by CastleBranch)

As part of the BSN program, you will be studying in facilities outside of the College during clinicals, practicums, and other experiential instances. During these times, you will be required to comply with the immunization policies of each facility to be able to participate. These requirements are implemented by the outside facilities and are not mandated by San Jac. Failure to meet the immunization requirements may limit your ability to complete the program. It may also delay your graduation date. San Jac does not process exemptions. You must address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the external learning site.

We use CastleBranch to document and track immunization records, drug screenings, and more. Please create an account and use the code JC18dtim to complete the order process for the RN-to-BSN program CastleBranch Requirements. 

CastleBranch Website

Contact Us

If you have questions about the application process, please email SanJacBSN@sjcd.edu. Or reach out to our faculty directly. 
Veronica Jammer
Dept Chair, RN-BSN
Phone
(281) 476-1842