Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - RN-to-BSN Completion Curriculum


The RN-to-B.S.N. completion curriculum provides the associate degree or diploma-prepared registered nurse (RN) an opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). The curriculum is designed to enhance and advance the student's professional nursing career.

Once prerequisites and general education courses are completed, the RN-to-B.S.N. curriculum is 31 hours in length and can be completed within one calendar year. 

* We offer a Distance Education online program (fall, spring and summer admission)

The Distance Education option provides all 31 hours of the nursing curriculum as online courses (special hardware and software requirements for students).  In addition to the Program's prerequisite courses and the nursing courses, students must meet all of the University's general education requirements to earn the B.S.N.. There is a total of 122 credit hours required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


Admission Requirements

Registered nurses seeking admission to the curriculum who need to complete nursing prerequisites and/or general education courses may apply for admission to the Pre-RN-to-B.S.N. Completion Curriculum. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Admission to Pre-RN-to-B.S.N. does not automatically admit an applicant to the RN-to-B.S.N. Completion Curricululm. Additional application to the School of Nursing is necessary.(Admission decisions are made by the School of Nursing. Applicants are competitively reviewed for admission based on their prerequisite GPA. 

Two applications are required for admission:



Criteria for admission are:

  • A current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 or better in all college courses which are eligible for transfer to UNC Charlotte.
  • At least a "C" in all required nursing prerequisites.
  • Completion of all prerequisites, and general education courses by the end of the semester prior to the semester for which the application is made.
  • Additional consideration is given to students with a previous bachelor’s or master’s degree, previous UNC Charlotte course credit, and current work experience as a registered nurse.

Distance Education students need extended access to the Internet and a computer that meets current Technical Specifications.

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 122 semester hours, with the last 31 hours to be earned at UNC Charlotte. See the Curriculum for the suggested course of study.
  • Complete all courses required by the University and the School of Nursing program.
  • Achieve a grade of "C" or better in all required courses. Refer to School of Nursing Progression Policy.
  • In clinical courses, achieve at least a "C" in the class and a satisfactory in the clinical component.
  • Maintain at least an overall 2.0 grade point average.


Prerequisites for RN-to-B.S.N. Completion Curriculum

UWRT 1101- English Composition (3 credits)

PSYC 1101 - General Psychology (3 credits)

CHEM 1203 or 1251 - General Chemistry or Principles of Chemistry (3 credits)

CHEM 1203L or 1251L - Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

MATH 1100 - College Algebra and Probability (3 credits)

BIOL 2259 - Bacteriology (Microbiology) (3 credits)

BIOL 2259L - Bacteriology Laboratory (1 credit)

BIOL 2273 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits) or KNES 2273

BIOL 2273L - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1 credit) or KNES 2273L

SOCY 1101 - Introduction to Sociology or ANTH 1101 - Introduction to Anthropology

(3 credits)

BIOL 2274 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credits) or KNES 2274

BIOL 2274L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1 credit) or KNES 2274L

STAT 1220, STAT 1221, or STAT 1222 - Statistics (3 credits)

Electives (6 credits)
 

General Education Requirements

LBST 1100- Arts and society
LBST 2101- Western culture
LBST 2102- Global understanding
LBST 2200- Ethical and cultural critique
UWRT 1102-Writing in the academic community

Check the Transfer Credit Advisor and determine if you have completed the appropriate classes at other schools here.

NC Community College Transfer Equivalency Course Service

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.

You may review the entire articulation agreement at http://www.northcarolina.edu/?q=college-transferarticulation-agreements/uniform-articulation-agreement-rn-bsn

Additionally, you can review the Five Block Degree Plan to see how this plan aligns with the specific requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

 

RN-to-B.S.N. Completion Curriculum

NURN 3103 - Concepts of Professional Nursing Science (3 credits). Admitted students will be awarded 39 university credit hours upon successful completion of NURN 3103.

NURN 3108 - Health Assessment for Nurses (3 credits)

NURN 4100 - Aging and Health (3 credits) (OI)

NURN 4201 - Information Technology: Applications in Health Care (2 credits)

NURN 4203 - Leadership in Nursing Practice (2 credits)

NURN 4440* - Community Health Nursing (6 credits)

NURN 4450* - Design and Coordination of Care for Nurses (6 credits) (WI)

NURN 4900 - Research in Nursing Practice (2 credits)

Nursing Elective - this course is offered through the School of Nursing.

NURN 3104 - Issues in Cultural Health (1 credit)

* Clinical Courses


Application Instructions
Dates:

Program Option -  Distance Education (online)
Admittance Semester - Spring Semester
Application Deadline to University - September 15
Application Deadline to School of Nursing - September 30
Non-Nursing Courses Completed - Fall Semester prior to admission

Program Option -  Distance Education (online)
Admittance Semester - Summer I Semester - Extended Term
Application Deadline to University - January 15
Application Deadline to School of Nursing - January 30
Non-Nursing Courses Completed - Spring Semester prior to admission

Program Option - Distance Education (online)
Admittance Semester - Fall Semester
Application Deadline to University - March 15
Application Deadline to School of Nursing - March 30
Non-Nursing Courses Completed - Summer Semester prior to admission

Each applicant must apply via a two-step process.

  1. Apply to the University (Apply online from "Transfer student" site and submit to Undergraduate Admissions office along with one official transcript from all higher education institutions attended and one official transcript from high school.)
  2. Enroll in the Pre-RN-to-B.S.N. curriculum if necessary, in order to complete degree requirements and nursing prerequisites.
  3. Apply to the RN-to-B.S.N. Completion Program when nursing prerequisites and general education courses have been completed. All courses must be completed or be in progress prior to consideration of the application.
  4. Returning students to UNC Charlotte should contact the Registrar's Office for readmission process.


Recommended process for potential UNC Charlotte students:

  1. Discuss with the RN-to-B.S.N.-Coordinator a plan of study and evaluate previous course work.
  2. Complete UNC Charlotte transfer student undergraduate application.
  3. Complete UNC Charlotte School of Nursing RN-to-B.S.N. Completion Program application.
  4. Prior to enrolling in RN-to-B.S.N. program courses all students must have the following:

    a. Current unencumbered license to practice as a RN in the United States.
    b. Liability insurance.
    c. Meet University Immunization and Health Requirements.
    d. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater in AAS degree coursework.


Contact for Additional Information


Office of Student Services
College of Health and Human Services
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

CHHS 103 (Building and Room #)
704‑687‑7922 (Phone)
704-687-1655 (Fax)
shmann@uncc.edu

Program Coordinator

Susan H. Lynch, PhD, RN, RN-to-B.S.N. Program Coordinator,
School of Nursing Undergraduate Division
College of Health and Human Services
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
CHHS 445 (Building and Room #)
(Phone)  704‑687‑7896
(Fax)  704‑687‑5296 or 704-687-1657
slynch16@uncc.edu