Plans of Study & Required Courses

UNCP accepts credits regardless of how long ago the course was taken. There is no expiry date for any coursework.

All nursing courses in the RN-BSN Program are completely online!  Some tests and final examinations may require a proctor. 

Please note: Students must take NUR 3000 in their first semester of the RN-BSN Program.  Students must take NUR 4550 in their last semester of the program.

Practicum: The courses NUR 4120 and NUR 4350 will have required practicum hours that must be completed. 

1.  NUR 3000:  Transition to Professional Nursing.  8 Weeks in Length.  All on-line. Includes Discussion Boards/Modules, Mid-term and Final Exam and a Nursing Philosophy Paper

2.  NUR 3200:  Health Assessment.  8 Weeks in Length.  All on-line.  Students will purchase Shadow Health, which cost $99.00 for this course. Instructions will be in the syllabus.  This course does require testing

3.  NUR 3100: Transcultural Nursing.  8 Weeks in Length.  All on-line.  This course uses Discussion Boards/Modules, and Testing/Quizzes and assignments beyond discussion boards

4.  NUR 3300:  Gerontological Nursing.   8 Weeks in Length. All on-line. This course uses Discussion Boards/Modules, Testing/Quizzes and assignments beyond discussion boards.

5.  NUR 3250:  Pathophysiology:  8 Weeks in Length. All on-line.  Note: Pre-Requisite Course.  This course uses Discussion Boards/Modules, Testing/Quizzes and assignments beyond discussion boards.

6.  NUR 4000:   Nursing Research:  8 Weeks in Length. All on-line.  This course uses Discussion Boards/Modules, Testing/Quizzes and assignments beyond discussion boards

7.  NUR 4120:   Nursing Leadership:  8 Weeks in Length.  Didactic on-line. Requires 90-Hours of practicum experience outside course work. Students will work with a BSN nurse in a Leadership role and will complete a Change Project.  Students will have a Preceptor Manual for the Preceptor/Nurse Leader to complete.  This course uses Discussion Boards/Modules, Testing/Quizzes, and assignments beyond the Change Project.

8.  NUR 4350:  Community Health Nursing.  8 Weeks in Length. Didactic on-line. Requires 90-Hours of practicum experience outside course work.  Student will work with someone in the community settings such as Health Department to help determine and create a Community Health Assessment Paper.  The student will complete a Community Service Project and attend at least two Board of Health meetings during this time.  This courses uses Discussion Boards/Modules, Testing/Quizzes, and assignments beyond the Community Health Assessment Paper.

9.  NUR 4550:  Professional Nursing Issues in Practice. Capstone Experience.  This course is 8 Weeks in length. All on-line.  The student will complete a Detailed Professional Portfolio along with Discussion Boards/Modules and assignments beyond the Portfolio.  This course is taken the semester the student is ready to graduate.  Cannot be taken before then.

10.  NUR 2020:  Critical Thinking in Nursing Discipline.  This course is 8 Weeks in Length.  This course is all on-line and uses Discussion Boards/Modules, Testing/Quizzes and other required assignments.  Note:  This is a Pre-Requisite course.