Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree


About the program

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.

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. 

Program Format(s)

Students enrolled in this program will take traditional, 16-week classes each semester.  

Degree Option

Admitted students have the opportunity to review previous transcripts and coursework for applicable transferable credits; this generates an individualized report of the 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 toward their BSN.

MTC ADN Student 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). Additionally, we have agreements for easy transfer to graduate degree programs. MTC has several workplace payment agreements with employers, please reach out to your employer for the steps required.

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. The submission of any false information to MTC or any federal/state agency shall be cause for immediate dismissal from the BSN program.


Effective April 26, 2024, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on April 26, 2026.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • 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

Career Opportunities

  • 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


Program Policies

Application Requirements - Limited Enrollment

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).