2024-25 Course Catalog

Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree


The Program – RN to BSN  

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares students with the knowledge, competencies, and integrity to meet the complex challenges in today’s healthcare environment. The BSN program provides education that incorporates general education and nursing practice. Students will be prepared for roles in nursing leadership, management, research, and evidence- based practice, as well as preparing students for advanced practice nursing programs.

Admitted students have the opportunity for a review of previous transcripts and coursework for applicable transferable credits; this generates an individualized report of remaining courses needed to complete the BSN degree. Thirty credit hours of the 121 total, must be completed at Marion Technical College, referred to as residency hours, with nursing courses totaling 30 credits. Students can complete courses in as little as three semesters. Students will have five years to complete their degree from the time of acceptance. To meet the needs of a variety of students the program will be online with face-to-face or virtual workshops for students that are looking for onsite assistance. Clinical components are implemented into the program of study.

Diploma prepared nurses will work with the program director to develop a plan for achieving an Associate of Science degree as a step to their BSN. 

Nursing Program Mission Statement

Prepare students to be professional, caring Bachelor of Science in Nursing who promote optimal levels of wellness for individuals, families, and communities.

The BSN program will prepare caring nurses to meet their full potential to succeed as leaders within the changing healthcare environment. The BSN program promotes excellence in the profession through care that is evidence- based, patient- centered, quality and safe, and through fostering critical thinking and scholarship. Graduates will apply skills and competencies learned to provide care to diverse populations across the lifespan. 

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End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

·         Apply nursing knowledge and ways of knowing, to form the basis for clinical judgment and innovation in nursing practice.

·         Integrate evidence- based practice and clinical judgement with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion to guide nursing practice in the delivery of patient-centered care across the lifespan.

·         Identify health disparities in the healthcare delivery continuum (public health, acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care) which impact population health globally and locally.

·         Advance the scholarship of nursing through the integration of evidence- based practice into practice through synthesis, translation, application, dissemination of nursing knowledge to improve health care.

·         Apply established and emerging principles of safety and quality to enhance patient care at the system and patient- centered level.

·         Integrate their understanding of team dynamics to collaborate with care team members across professions and stakeholders (patients, families, communities) to optimize care and health outcomes.

·         Use systems-based practice to incorporate the use of evidence-based methodologies, to address complex health problems within different analytic frameworks to deliver quality care to diverse populations.

·         Use different healthcare informatics technology (information, communication and informative) processes to deliver care, gather data, and form information to drive decision making for the delivery of safe, high quality, and efficient healthcare.

·         Identify their professional identity to include accountability, and comportment that is reflective of nursing’s characteristics.

·         Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to foster life-long learning, self -reflection, and leadership skills to lead a practice change

MTC ADN students Dual Degree

One pathway to achieve the BSN is to declare a dual degree at Marion Technical College.  The dual degree would be an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and an Associate of Science.  An advantage of the dual degree would be that the MTC student can take additional courses that are transferrable to the BSN.

Marion Technical College has articulation agreements in which graduates from the ADN program can seamlessly transfer into BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing).

Note: Nursing is a regulated profession. The training, licensure, and practice of nursing are subject to federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations. In addition, each clinical agency will have rules or policies that will be followed. A student’s eligibility for admission or continuation in MTC’s BSN program is subject to the requirements of, and compliance with, all applicable statutes, rules, regulations, or policies. Prior to or during acceptance into the BSN program, each student will be subject to a background check including, but not limited to, an analysis of fingerprints and review of prior criminal records. The submission of any false information to MTC or any federal/state agency shall be cause for immediate dismissal from the BSN program.

(Applying for) Accreditation.

The MTC BSN Nursing Program is seeking accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

ACEN Telephone:  404.975.5000.

ACEN Website: www.acenursing.org 

ACEN Address: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

Application Requirements

Application Process (Limited Enrollment)

Admission to the RN to BSN Program is in accordance with current Nursing policies.  Applicants must submit a completed RN to BSN Program application after the following items are received by MTC. 

Application Steps:

1.        Submit Final high school transcript (or GED results).

2.        Submit official college transcripts from any colleges and/or vocational schools attended.

3.        Complete MTC Application for Admission. (For returning MTC students a returning student and/or PDC form may need completed).

4.        Validation of current RN licensure, currently enrolled in an RN licensure program, or graduate of an RN program eligible for the NCLEX-RN.  

5.        A 2.5 accumulative GPA is the minimum for acceptance.

6.        Submit program checklist and application. 

The Application deadline is:

-          Oct 1st for Spring start date.

-          March 1st for Summer start date.

-          June 1st for Fall start date.

Acceptance is contingent upon enrollment, space, and instructor availability.  Students will register for courses after all admission requirements are met, acceptance into the program, and attendance at the RN to BSN information session (online).

Career Opportunities

Nurses holding a BSN degree have career opportunities as:
- Nurse Managers

- Nurse Educators

- Clinical Instructors 

- Health Information Technology

- Policy and Procedures 

- Case Management

- Hospital Advancement 

- Public Health Nursing

- Educational step to a MSN degree


Students will need their transcripts evaluated to complete the RN to BSN program. In addition to your RN degree (approximately 60- 65 credit hours) students will need an additional 31 hours of approved general education credits, and 30 credits hours of BSN nursing courses. Thirty credit hours of the 121 total, must be completed at Marion Technical College, referred to as residency hours, with nursing courses totaling 30 credits. For a total of 121 credit hours.


Diploma prepared nurses will work with the program director to develop a plan for achieving an Associate of Science degree as a step to their BSN.


Approved General Education Courses (31 credit hours)

Students will complete approved courses in:

6 credit hours in English

6 credit hours in Arts and Humanities

6 credit hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 credit hours in Math

1 course in Natural Sciences

6 credit hours in electives


Nursing Courses (Required 30 credit hours)

NUR 3000 Quality Care & Patient Safety

NUR 3010 Legal, Ethical, & Political Perspectives

NUR 3020 Cultural Competency & Global Healthcare

NUR 4000 Lifespan Assessment

NUR 4010 Nursing Leadership & Management

NUR 4020 Community and Population Health

NUR 4030 Evidence- Based Practice in Nursing

NUR 4800 Nursing Capstone



First Semester


BSN0000Bachelor of Science in Nursing Elective


HUM0000Humanities Elective


NUR3000Quality Care & Patient Safety in Nursing


NUR3010Legal, Ethical, & Political Perspectives


Second Semester

COM1400Oral Communication


NUR3020Cultural Competency & Global Healthcare


NUR4000Lifespan Assessment


Third Semester

BSN0001Bachelor of Science in Nursing Elective


ENG1100English Composition II


NUR4010Nursing Leadership & Management


NUR4020Community and Population Health


Fourth Semester

BIO0000Biology Elective


SS00000Social Science Elective


NUR4030Evidence- Based Practice in Nursing


Fifth Semester

MTH0000Math Elective


NUR4800Nursing Capstone


SS00000Social Science Elective