RN to BSN Programs Charlotte, NC

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing opens the door to greater career opportunities, the assumption of more responsibilities, and a higher salary for nurses. Nurses with a BSN degree earn far more than their counterparts who do not pursue an advanced nursing degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, BSN nurses earn 30 to 48 percent more than ASN nurses depended on location and the health care facility. As more health care facilities make the BSN a requirement for employment, the degree may be your only means of sustaining your professional practice. Additionally, the BSN degree is a key requirement for nursing positions in management, leadership, administration, and education. Earning a BSN through an online RN to BSN program will place you ahead of the professional nursing curve.

Carolinas College of Health Sciences

The 100% online RN-BSN program at Carolinas College of Health Sciences prepares nurses to meet their educational goals even as they work full time. The program is designed to be completed in 12 to 18 months. Students will benefit from continuous support from faculty and staff, higher-level general education and nursing courses, transfer credit from eligible general education courses completed at other institutions, and available aid for Atrium Health teammates. Through a “Fair Transfer Promise” and partnerships with North Carolina community colleges, nurses will have a seamless academic experience to complete their bachelor’s degree in an efficient and cost effective way. Graduates are exceptionally prepared to excel in careers empowered to pursue growth throughout their careers.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 120 credits including transfer credits
Duration: 12 months
Method of instruction: Online

Course titles:

Prerequisites – Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Elective, English Composition, Humanities Elective, College Math, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Sociology

Courses – General Education Elective, Research and Evaluation, Hum 2XX, Biopsychosocial Aspects of Aging, Elementary Statistics, Sociology, Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing, Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness, Legal/Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Inter-Professional Collaboration and Problem Solving, Health Promotion and Population Health, Healthcare Informatics, Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Transformational Leadership and Management, Healthcare Policy and Regulation, Capstone Project

Admission criteria:

  • Submit a completed application to the Nursing Department after securing admission to the University
  • Submit official college transcripts with a minimum 2.25 college GPA
  • Submit proof of current, unencumbered RN license
  • Must meet the health and background check requirements

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $255 per credit hour. Financial aid is available.

University of North Carolina – Charlotte

The online RN to B.S.N. Completion Program at UNC Charlotte provides the associate degree or diploma-prepared registered nurse an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). The program is open to registered nurses who have completed an associate degree or diploma program. It is delivered fully online with no campus visits or required class meeting times to offer flexibility for working professionals who need to continue their education. The program admits new students in the fall and spring semesters.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 31 credit hours
Duration: 12 months full-time
Method of instruction: Online

Course titles:

Prerequisites – Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology with Lab, General Chemistry, English Composition, Statistics, General Psychology, Human Electives, Introduction to Sociology, Arts and Society, Western Culture and Historical Awareness, Global and Intercultural Connections, Ethical Issues and Cultural Critique

Courses – Issues in Cultural Health, Health Assessment for Nurses, Aging and Health, Enhancing Clinical Judgment, Information Technology Applications in Healthcare, Leadership in Nursing Practice, Community Health Nursing, Design and Coordination of Care, Research in Nursing Practice, Concepts of Professional Nursing Science

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse to practice in the United States
  • An Associate Degree (AAS) from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all eligible transferable credit
  • Must have a minimum grade C on all prerequisite courses
  • Must complete all prerequisite and general education courses before applying to the program
  • Email unofficial transcripts to evaluate previous coursework and establish a plan of study
  • Must have liability insurance and meet the University Immunization and Health requirements

Program Cost:

Resident tuition is $188.48 per credit hour. The estimated total program cost is $5,843.

Appalachian State University

App State Online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program offers working RNs the opportunity to advance their careers. It is especially designed to meet the busy lives of health care professionals who will be empowered to complete 100 percent of their coursework online in as little as 12 months. The program offers three format options – depending on the RN’s needs. A one-year option requires an average time commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week. The two-year options require 8 to 10 hours of coursework per week and the three-year option requires 5 to 8 hours per week. Students will also benefit from clinical experiences and a curriculum focused on evidence-based practice.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 60 credit hours
Duration: 12 months full-time
Method of instruction: Online

Course titles:

Prerequisites – Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology with Lab, Developmental Psychology, English Composition, College-Level Statistics,

Courses – Nursing Informatics, Concepts of Professional Nursing, Health Assessment, Nursing Care of Older Adults, Nursing Care of Communities, Nursing Leadership and Management, Professional Nursing Synthesis, Nursing Research

Admission criteria:

  • Must be admitted to App State as a transfer student
  • Must have an ADN in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or a Diploma in Nursing from a regionally accredited hospital nursing program
  • Must have a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse to practice nursing in North Carolina or a compact state
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 calculated over all college coursework (cumulative GPA as calculated by the Department of Nursing)
  • Must have 60 hours of lower-division transferable coursework (including nursing core and nursing cognate coursework) and 30 hours of major nursing courses
  • Must have a minimum grade C on all prerequisite courses
  • Must complete all prerequisite and general education courses before applying to the program

Program Cost:

Resident tuition is $203 per credit hour.

  • Website: http://www.appstate.edu/
  • Address: John E. Thomas Hall, 287 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608
  • Phone: 828-262-7877

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

The online RN-to-BSN program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences provides an excellent opportunity for working registered nurses seeking the opportunities that come with a bachelor’s degree.  They will benefit from the rich experience of faculty and peers in a collaborative learning environment. The curriculum is designed to cultivate competent, caring nurse professionals through exemplary education and promotion of lifelong learning. It is perfect for working nurses who want to advance their careers and 100 percent online with no clinical required. Courses are delivered in 5-week course blocks. Flexible full-time and part-time options are available. A fast-track application is available for Atrium Health teammates and alumni of Atrium Health-affiliated colleges: No fee, essay or references required. New students are admitted in the fall or spring semesters.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 49 credit hours
Duration: 12 months full-time
Method of instruction: Online

Course titles:

Prerequisites – Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology with Lab, Developmental Psychology, English Composition, College-Level Statistics,

Courses – Introduction to Financial Management, Nursing in Society, Health Assessment, Nursing Leadership, Applied Statistics and Research Methods, Coping with Grief and Loss, Health Policy, Nursing Informatics, Communication, Culture and Community, Legal and Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society, Quality and Safety in Nursing, Nursing Research, Current Issues and Trends, Health and Population Service, Transitions in Care

Admission criteria:

  • Must be admitted to Cabarrus College State as a transfer student
  • Submit official transcripts from all schools attended (excluding high school) which should include evidence of Associate of Science Degree or Diploma in Nursing
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all post-secondary coursework
  • Must have a current unencumbered, active license as a registered nurse to practice nursing in North Carolina or a compact state before enrolling in classes
  • Applicants enrolled in or currently graduating from an associate degree nursing program must provide two (2) professional references on the college reference form from current nursing faculty.
  • Nurses who are currently employed with an unencumbered license must provide two (2) professional references on college reference form from a supervisor, co-worker or recent instructor
  • Must have a minimum grade C on all prerequisite courses

Program Cost:

Resident tuition is $425 per credit hour. Other fees will apply.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

The RN-BSN completion option at UNC Pembroke is designed for registered nurses who wish to earn the baccalaureate nursing degree. The program builds on competencies attained by the registered nurse and extends the student’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, and scope of practice for expanded career opportunities. It also enhances personal and professional satisfaction and paves the way for further study in graduate nursing education. The UNC-Pembroke RN-BSN program is recognized for its effectiveness and seamless transition for students.  Courses are offered completely online in eight-week long sessions.  An accelerated option or a self-paced option is available. Full-time students will complete the program in 12 months and part-time is 24 months.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 58 credit hours
Duration: 12 months full-time
Method of instruction: Online

Course titles:

Prerequisites – Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, General Chemistry. Microbiology with Lab, Introductory Psychology, English Composition, College-Level Statistics

Courses – Transition to Professional Nursing, Health Assessment, Transcultural Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Pathophysiology, Nursing Research, Nursing Leadership, Community Health Nursing, Professional Nursing Issues in Practice

Admission criteria:

  • Must be admitted to UNCP by meeting general requirements for admission as a regular degree seeking student
  • Must provide evidence of having earned an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Hospital Diploma in Nursing from an accredited program
  • Must have a current unrestricted North Carolina nursing license or a license with multistate practice privileges by authority of the NLC
  • Must complete prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better prior to enrolling in the first nursing course – Chemistry I and Lab, Statistics and MAT 1050 or higher
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all post-secondary coursework

Program Cost:

Resident tuition is $148.78 per credit hour. Other fees will apply.

  • Website: https://www.uncp.edu/
  • Address: 1 University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
  • Phone: 910.521.6000

Gardner-Webb University

The Davis RN-BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree who desire to advance their career through the attainment of a BSN. The program’s emphasis will be on holistic healthcare grounded in Christian values, clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness. Students will learn how to provide patient-centered care,

evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Through its participation in the North Carolina RN to BSN Uniform Articulation Agreement, the University permits registered nurses with an Associate in Nursing degree from a NC Community College to complete a BSN in as little as one year by following the NCCC Davis RN-BSN 5 block degree program.  The program is a fully online program, with courses offered in an 8-week format. Graduates of the BSN program will use clinical judgement to provide care to clients, families, and diverse populations, demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with healthcare professionals, clients, and families, integrate current evidence and patient/family preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes, and apply concepts of leadership to promote quality improvement, and patient safety. There are five start dates, allowing students to begin in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 40 credit hours
Duration: 12 months full-time
Method of instruction: Online

Course titles:

Prerequisites – Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, General Chemistry. Microbiology with Lab, Introductory Psychology, English Composition, College-Level Statistics

Courses – Nursing Assessment, Concepts in Professional Nursing, Communication Skills in Nursing, Pharmacology in Nursing Practice, Adult Health I, Mental Health Nursing, Maternal Child Nursing, Nursing Care of the Older Adult, Nursing Trends and Issues, Essentials of Public Health and Community Nursing, Essentials of Nursing Management/Leadership, Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Admission criteria:

  • Submit an application for admission through the Digital Learning Enrolment Office – graduates from the Hunt School of Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing program will be seamlessly admitted into the Davis RN-BSN program within one year of graduation
  • Must have completed an associate degree with a major in nursing or a hospital diploma nursing program. Graduates may earn a maximum of 40 hours of nursing credit upon successful completion of nine hours of nursing through Gardner-Webb University
  • Must have a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license
  • Must have one year of nursing experience within the past five years or completion of a nursing program within the past year
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 – students with 60 or more college credit hours will only have their last 60 hours of GPA calculated for admissions
  • Must complete a satisfactory criminal background check for all states of residency during the past 10 years

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $496 per credit hour. Other fees will apply.

  • Website: https://gardner-webb.edu/
  • Address: 110 South Main Street, P.O. Box 997, Boiling Springs, NC 28017
  • Phone: (704) 406-4000

East Carolina University – College of Nursing

The RN to BSN program at East Carolina University provides educational mobility for registered nurses who are seeking to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. The awards credits to RNs for their prior education and professional experiences in nursing. Students will receive an education designed to prepare them to function as professional nurses and assume leadership roles in a variety of settings. The curriculum is built upon the liberal arts and natural and behavior sciences. It stresses the learning concepts and principles as well as the use of the nursing process n the care of individuals, families, and groups. Graduates will integrate knowledge from nursing to provide professional nursing care across the health care continuum, demonstrate competency as a care provider, communicator, advocate, and change agent, demonstrate pursuit and application of knowledge, applies strategies to manage issues of professional nursing practice, engage in caring nurse-client/patient relationships using effective therapeutic interventions, and function in professional nursing roles as a member of inter and intra-professional team.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 33 credit hours
Duration: 12 months full-time
Method of instruction: Online

Course titles:

Prerequisites – Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, General Chemistry. Microbiology with Lab, Introductory Psychology, English Composition, College-Level Statistics

Courses –Nursing Research, Clinical Scholarship and Evidence Based Practice, Professional Communication in Nursing, Critical Thinking to Facilitate Role Transition: RN to BSN, Professionalism in Baccalaureate Nursing Practice, Nursing in a Global Society, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Finance, RN to BSN Practice Experience Capstone

Admission criteria:

  • Apply for and obtain general admission to the College
  • Request an unofficial transcript review before submitting and application to the program
  • Apply for admission to the RN to BSN program
  • Must have an associate degree with a major in nursing or a diploma in nursing from an accredited educational institution
  • Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina or an NCSBON-compact state
  • Students must reside and if employed, practice in North Carolina or an NCSBON compact state while enrolled in the program
  • Minimum requirements as specified in the current undergraduate catalog
  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have completed prerequisite general education and cognate courses with a minimum grade C
  • Must complete criminal background check and drug screens before enrolling in nursing courses

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $204.79 per credit hour for resident students. Other fees will apply.

  • Website: http://www.ecu.edu/
  • Address: Health Sciences Bldg Greenville, NC 27858-4353
  • Phone: 252.744.6433

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