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.
The Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice in Nurse Anesthesia Across the Lifespan, Advanced Clinical Nursing, or Systems/Populations Nursing. Active concentrations in Advanced Clinical Practice include Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in Systems/Population include Community/Public Health Nursing, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Educator. Students apply to all graduate and post-graduate APRN certificate programs through the Graduate School.
Graduate/Post-Graduate APRN Certificates >>
There are two types of Certificates offered by the School of Nursing: a graduate certificate and a post-graduate APRN certificate. Students apply to all graduate and post-graduate APRN certificate programs through the Graduate School.
Post Graduate APRN Certificates
Doctor of Nursing Practice >>
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current practice knowledge and will prepare students to practice at the highest level to provide leadership in diverse, and dynamic healthcare systems.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program at UNC Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)