May 13, 2021
- Minimum GPA: 2.0
- Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses: All students admitted to the RN-to-BSN completion curriculum need to have prerequisite computer knowledge in using e-mail, word processing (create/save/open/retrieve), file management, editing, formatting, and using an Internet browser (search and navigate). The RN-to-BSN nursing curriculum is currently offered through a totally web-based format (through Distance Education). The format is 10 courses and 31 credit hours in length. Applicants must complete nursing prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and General Education requirements by the end of the semester of application to the RN-to-BSN Completion program. A grade of B or above is required in any Science prerequisite coursework. Only 1 grade of C is allowed for a 3-credit hour prerequisite course which must be re-taken for a grade of B or above prior to applying to upper division.
- Transferable Credit Hours: 24
All General Education and nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the semester preceding the semester for which the application is made.
General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program . Students in this major should plan on taking the following courses that meet general education, prerequisite, and major requirements:
Prerequisite Courses (12 credit hours)
Prior to admission to the nursing program, students are also required to complete:
Registered nurses seeking admission to the RN-to-BSN curriculum who need to complete nursing prerequisites and/or General Education courses may apply for admission as a Pre-RN-to-BSN student. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on all college work attempted. Admission as a Pre-RN-to-BSN student does not automatically admit an applicant to the RN-to-BSN Program.
Prerequisites for Participation in Clinical Experiences
Immunization and Health Status
All RN-to-BSN students must meet the University’s immunization and health status requirements.
Professional Liability Insurance
All students must show proof of professional liability insurance for a Registered Nurse (RN).
All students must successfully complete a College computer-based exam on universal precautions each year of the professional program.
Drug Testing and Criminal Background Checks
To comply with clinical agency requirements, students in the nursing program may be required to undergo drug testing and have a criminal background check before being allowed to participate in clinical experiences. Students are responsible for the cost of drug testing and criminal background checks.
Requirements for Progression in the Nursing Program
The Progression Policy for upper-division nursing students is included in the School of Nursing handbooks, which are available online at nursing.uncc.edu under “Student Resources.”
No course in the Nursing major can be taken as transient study. Transfer credit for nursing courses will be considered on an individual basis.
Major Courses (28 credit hours)
Restricted Elective Course (3 credit hours)
Select one nursing elective course approved by the School of Nursing. The following course meets this requirement. To request another course to fulfill this requirement, contact the RN-to-BSN Coordinator for approval.
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
All Nursing major courses must be completed with a grade of C or above. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
For details about the Honors Program in Nursing, visit the program page .
North Carolina Articulation Agreement
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.