BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) – RN-TO-BSN COMPLETION Information
Registered nurses seeking admission to the RN-to-BSN curriculum who need to complete nursing prerequisites and/or General Education courses may apply for admission as a Pre-RN-to-BSN student. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on all college work attempted. Admission as a Pre-RN-to-BSN student does not automatically admit an applicant to the RN-to-BSN Program.
*First year students are not eligible for this major.
- See University Admission Requirements
- Minimum GPA: 2.0
- Completion of all General Education requirements
- Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses: Applicants must complete nursing prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and General Education requirements by the end of the semester of application to the RN-to-BSN Completion program.
All General Education and nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the semester preceding the semester for which the application is made.
Some required Prerequisite Courses meet General Education requirements. Also required are critical thinking, local theme, and global theme courses. For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program and review transfer policies. Students in this major should plan on taking the following courses that meet general education, prerequisite, and major requirements.
- WRDS 1103 – Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I and II (3)
- or WRDS 1104 – Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I and II with Studio (4)
- CHEM 1203 – Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry I (3)
- or CHEM 1251 – General Chemistry I (3)
- CHEM 1203L – Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry I Laboratory (1)
- or CHEM 1251L – General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
- MATH 1100 – College Algebra (3)
- or MATH 1101 – College Algebra with Workshop (4)
- PSYC 1101 – General Psychology (3)
- STAT 1222 – Introduction to Statistics (3)
- or STAT 1220 – Elements of Statistics I (BUSN) (3)
- or STAT 1221 – Elements of Statistics I (3)
- BIOL 2259 – Fundamentals of Microbiology (3)
- BIOL 2259L – Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory (1)
- BIOL 2273 – Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
- or EXER 2168 – Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professions (3)
- BIOL 2273L – Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)
- or EXER 2168L – Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professions Laboratory (1)
- BIOL 2274 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
- or EXER 2169 – Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professions II (3)
- BIOL 2274L – Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1)
- or EXER 2169L – Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professions II Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites for Participation in Clinical Experiences
All RN-to-BSN students must meet the University’s immunization and health status requirements.
All students must show proof of professional liability insurance for a Registered Nurse (RN).
All students must successfully complete a College computer-based exam on universal precautions each year of the professional program.
To comply with clinical agency requirements, students in the nursing program may be required to undergo drug testing and have a criminal background check before being allowed to participate in clinical experiences. Students are responsible for the cost of drug testing and criminal background checks.
No course in the Nursing major can be taken as transient study. Transfer credit for nursing courses will be considered on an individual basis.
- NURN 3103 – Concepts of Professional Nursing Science (3)
- NURN 3104 – Issues in Cultural Health (1)
- NURN 3108 – Health Assessment for Nurses (3)
- NURN 4100 – Aging and Health (3)
- NURN 4201 – Information Technology: Applications in Healthcare (2)
- NURN 4203 – Leadership in Nursing Practice (2)
- NURN 4440 – Community Health Nursing (6)
- NURN 4450 – Design and Coordination of Care (6)
- NURN 4900 – Research in Nursing Practice (2)
Select one nursing elective course approved by the School of Nursing. The following course meets this requirement. To request another course to fulfill this requirement, contact the RN-to-BSN Coordinator for approval.
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
All Nursing major courses must be completed with a grade of C or above. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Students seeking admission to the RN to BSN Completion program must have completed a nursing program and be licensed as a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license.
Once admitted to the RN-to-BSN completion curriculum:
- Students must have prerequisite computer knowledge in using e-mail, word processing (create/save/open/retrieve), file management, editing, formatting, and using an internet browser (search and navigate). The RN-to-BSN nursing curriculum is currently offered through a totally web-based format (through Distance Education). The format is 10 courses and 31 credit hours in length.
- All students must meet the University’s immunization and health status requirements.
- All students must show proof of professional liability insurance for a Registered Nurse (RN).
For details about the Honors Program in Nursing, visit the program page.
North Carolina Articulation Agreement
The University of North Carolina RN to BSN programs and the NC Community college system have approved an articulation agreement for nursing students to complete their degrees.