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RCC Nursing Partners with Empire State College to Offer an RN to BSN Program

Students interested in furthering their nursing education can now earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) right on RCC’s campus, through a new partnership offered by SUNY Empire State College (ESC).

This program is ideal for:

  • Current RCC students or recent graduates who have yet to become a licensed RN
  • Graduates of an Associate Degree nursing program, who are licensed RNs and want to begin working toward a BSN degree


Admission requirements to BSN Program include:

  • Completed AS degree in Nursing
  • Possession of an active, unencumbered New York State Nursing RN license
  • Completed ESC admissions application (including essay)


RCC Nursing graduates will be able to transfer all 68 credits earned as a part of their Associate Degree to the BSN program with ease. Additionally, students may take 12 additional general education/liberal arts electives through RCC, along with eight credits of nursing courses offered by ESC at RCC. Remaining nursing courses can be completed online, and students have the ability to enroll on a full or part-time basis.

If applicants to ESC are within three years of graduating from RCC’s Nursing
Program, the orientation fee will be waived and the student will receive a one-time $100 transfer scholarship. Eligible students can use the code ECPTRADV on the ESC admissions application.

This program is perfect for working RNs as the online format accommodates most

Contact Us

ESC Nursing at:; Phone: 800-847-3000 x 3020

or RCC contact: Dr. Kathleen Hopkins,