Nursing Programs

The progression toward a degree and career in nursing is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding opportunity. The UNC Charlotte School of Nursing takes pride in their ability to educate, prepare, and nurture well-qualified professional nurses. Admission to nursing programs is highly competitive.

Nursing Programs

There are three paths to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at UNC Charlotte.

1. 4-YEAR BSN CURRICULUM

  • This program prepares students for generalist practice in nursing and allows graduates to sit for the national licensing exam (NCLEX) to practice as a registered nurse (RN).
  • The BSN program is open to incoming freshmen and transfer students, and involves two sequential components: pre-nursing and upper-division.
  • For more information, view nursing program eligibility.

Freshmen

  • Since Nursing is among our top competitive majors at UNC Charlotte, we are looking for students who excel academically. Qualified freshmen will fall at the upper-ends of our GPA and test score ranges for admission.

Transfer Students:

  • The School of Nursing policy for admission to and progression in Pre-Nursing states that students may repeat only 1 course of the designated prerequisite courses for which they earned a C or lower grade.
  • Science courses taken at another college/university that are 4-credit-hour courses, combining the class and lab grade, transfer as 2 courses at UNC Charlotte (1 for the class and 1 for the lab). A grade of C in such courses counts as 2 courses with a C; thus, students would not be not eligible to be in pre-nursing or to apply for admission to the upper division nursing program.
  • For more information, please review our Nursing Transfer Guide.

 

2. RN to BSN COMPLETION CURRICULUM

For students who have already earned an RN degree, this program offers the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN).

Admission Requirements for this program include:

  • A current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
  • A GPA of 2.0 or better in all transferable college courses
  • A minimum grade of "C" in all required nursing prerequisites
  • Completion of all prerequisites, general education, and foreign language requirements by the end of the regular semester or summer term prior to the semester for which the application is made
  • Transfer applicants to the RN/BSN Completion program must have a completed application on file in the Undergraduate Admissions Office by March 15th to be considered for admission to upper division for the fall semester, and by September 15th for admission for the spring semester.

 

3. CENTRALINA RIBN (Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses) CURRICULUM

Centralina RIBN (CRIBN) is a four year nursing option that will dually admit and enroll students to both UNC Charlotte and one of three Associate Degree colleges:

The first three years of study will be hosted on the Associate Degree college campus along with one course taken each semester at UNC Charlotte. Upon successful completion of the first three years, students will complete their final year of baccalaureate nursing courses with UNC Charlotte.

Admission Requirements for this program include:

  • Submit a completed admissions application to UNC Charlotte, including required transcripts and SAT and/or ACT test scores. Deadline: March 30, 2013.
  • Contact the CRIBN advisor, George Dellinger, (704) 922-2359, for more information and next steps in applying for the CRIBN program.

 

4. RN/MSN EARLY ENTRY PROGRAM

The RN-MSN early entry program is designed for the outstanding student who wants to pursue an accelerated path from an ASN to the MSN.

Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the RN to BSN as well as the selected graduate program.

  • To apply for the RN/MSN Early Entry Program, students must submit two applications: one directly to the Graduate School with the appropriate fees, and one simultaneously to the RN-BSN program

The MSN specialties that accept RN to MSN applications require completion of 36 to 46 graduate credit hours depending on the specialty. All specialties require a Synthesis project or Thesis. Completion of all BSN coursework is required. 10 hours of graduate credit substitutes for 10 hours of undergraduate RN/BSN courses.

If you are interested in this program, please review more details regarding the degree requirements and curriculum.