Degree Programs and Certificates

The School of Nursing offers Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of Study.

Students apply to the pre-licensure undergraduate program at the beginning of the Junior year. The School of Nursing accepts transfer students from community colleges. There are articulation agreements with many local and state community colleges. This agreement facilitates easy transfer of courses taken prior to admission to the university and School of Nursing. There is also the RIBN option. Students who have earned an RN degree apply to the School of Nursing after completion of all university General Education and School of Nursing pre-requisites. We offer online options for our RN BSN completion program.  
Students apply to all graduate and certificate programs through the Graduate School. 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.
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.
Graduate Program (PhD)
The Health Services Research doctoral program is an interdisciplinary, collaborative program in the College of Health and Human Services. 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.
Students apply to all graduate and certificate programs through the Graduate School. There are two types of Certificates offered by the School of Nursing: a post master's certificate and a graduate certificate.
The purpose of the post-master's certificate is to offer an individual who already holds a master's degree an opportunity to complete coursework toward a different specialty than the original graduate degree. Upon completion of the post master's certificate the individual meets academic requirements for certification in that specialty.
The purpose of the graduate certificate is to offer an individual who holds a bachelor's degree, an opportunity to complete coursework in a specialty. Once the certificate is obtained, the 12 credit hours from these courses can later be applied toward the MSN degree.

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:

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