Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is one of the thirty-seven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a suburb, in Richmond.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 477 students attend the school. Every year 100% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students477|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus Housing-|
The Bon Secours BSN program offers a curriculum that consists of 68 nursing credits and 56 general education credits totaling 124 credits culminating in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
The curriculum is designed to offer progressive coursework in a sequential manner with all pre-requisite courses needing to be completed in the designated order before a student can progress.
The program offers entrance in the traditional track for students with the no nursing background seeking to become a Registered Nurse. The second track offers Registered Nurses wishing to complete their BSN qualifications in an online program (RN to BSN).
Applications are accepted to the program for enrollment in the fall and spring semesters. Application deadline for the fall semester is on the 15th of March while the deadline for admission in spring is the 31st of August for the traditional track.
Applications deadline for the RN to BSN Online Program is the 30th of April for Fall admission and the 30th of September for spring admission.
- Applicants to the traditional track are required to establish academic records including proof of completing high school (or equivalent) and all official transcripts, as well as college placement an program entrance examinations.
- Applicants to the RN-BSN program are required to submit proof of prior course work and RN license
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing (BSMCON) is awarded by BSN and RN to BSN degree completion program of five years by the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is designed for a working nurse the flexibly to achieve Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100% online. There are no class meetings and all work is completed online, allowing you to maintain your work schedule and personal time.
General admission requirements is to have an overall average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the required general education coursework and a grade of “C” or better in each of these courses. The program consists of a total of 124 credits
- Laptop with wireless capability
- High-speed Internet
- 1.2 GHz or faster processor
- Windows XP or Vista Home Premium
- Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (preferred)
- Windows Media Player 6.0 or higher
- 1 GB or larger RAM
- 2 GB hard drive
- Sound card/speakers
- Web cam (may be built in)
- Headset with microphone
- CD/DVD drive
- Antivirus software
- Adobe Flash Player
- Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
- 1 GB USB memory jump drive
- JAVA 6
Timeline for completion is generally, students spend two to three times the number of hours in studying and completing assignments as the credit hours per week of your course (e.g., plan to devote six to nine hours weekly on every 3-credit course.
Upon successfully completing the program candidates are awarded with the certificate and the degree.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools|
12/01/2009 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs|
06/01/1969 - 04/26/2012
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/26/2012 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$513/credit|
|In State Students||$513/credit|
|Out of State Students||$513/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia
- Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award
- American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship
- Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship
- Genevieve Saran Richmond Award
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.