Degree Programs and Certificates

Undergraduate Programs (BSN)

The pre-licensure BSN curriculum prepares graduates for generalist practice in nursing by providing a strong liberal arts and science foundation, and an extensive range of nursing courses. The BSN degree allows graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is required to practice as a registered nurse (RN). Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings, caring for clients across the lifespan, and may assume leadership and management roles.

Master of Science in Nursing

The School of Nursing offers three majors with opportunities for specialization within one major. It is possible to earn a Graduate or Post-Master’s Certificate in selected areas. Students apply to all graduate and certificate programs through the Graduate School.

Graduate/Post-Master's Certificates

There are two types of Certificates offered by the School of Nursing: a post master's certificate and a graduate certificate. Students apply to all graduate and certificate programs through the Graduate School.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice, and will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems.
Health Services Research (PhD)

This program prepares graduates in the development and dissemination of new knowledge though outcomes research to improve both the practice and delivery of health and human services in individuals and populations. Research focuses on access to care, effectiveness, and quality and organization of healthcare delivery systems.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at UNC Charlotte is accredited  by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2021, and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  Comments or letters from individuals can be mailed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

One Dupont Circle, NW  Suite 530
Washington, DC  20036-1120