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RN-BSN Admission Requirements

All nursing courses in the RN-BSN Program are completely online!

To be admitted into the RN-BSN program, students need to:

1. Be admitted to UNCP by meeting general requirements for admission as a regular degree seeking student.

2. Present evidence of having earned an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Hospital Diploma in nursing, from an accredited program.

3. Have a current, unrestricted North Carolina nursing license or a license with multistate practice privileges by authority of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

4. Successfully complete all but 15 semester hours of the 62 hours of general education nursing core (46 hours) and prerequisite nursing major (16 hours)courses (grade of C or better) prior to enrolling in the first nursing course.

5. A GPA of 2.5 (4.0=A) is required for admission consideration. Each student’s GPA is calculated on all transferable college courses attempted at all accredited institutions of higher education according to the UNCP Admissions Office guidelines. Each student’s GPA is calculated on the required 62 hours of general education nursing core courses and the 16 hours of nursing pre-requisite coursework.

6. A GPA of 2.5 in the following mathematics and science courses is required for admission consideration: MAT 1050 or higher, BIO 2110, BIO 2120, BIO 3150, CHM 1300, CHM 1310, CHM 1100, and CHM 1110 (or equivalents).

Validation of Previous Nursing Courses

All RN-BSN students are granted 30 credits toward graduation after completion of NUR 3000 and NUR 3200.  These two courses validate lower level division nursing courses taken in the ADN or diploma program of nursing.  The thirty semester hours are entered on the student's official university transcript.