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 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.
Post master's 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 knowledge of clinical practice, and will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at University of North Carolina at Charlotte are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).