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The University of North Carolina Pembroke 2014-2015 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina Pembroke 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RN-BSN Completion, B.S.N.


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The RN-BSN completion option is designed for registered nurses who wish to earn the baccalaureate nursing degree. The RN-BSN completion option may be completed in one to two calendar years depending on each student's previous coursework and individual plan of study. Building on competencies attained by the registered nurse, the program extends the student's knowledge, skills, attitudes, and scope of practice for expanded career opportunities, enhances personal and professional satisfaction, and develops a foundation for further study in graduate nursing education.

Admission Requirements

  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 9 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 cumulative GPA of 2.8 (4.0=A). Each student's total GPA is calculated on all transferable college courses attempted at all accredited institutions of higher education according to the UNCP Admissions Office guidelines.
  6. A cumulative GPA of 2.8 in the following mathematics and science courses: MAT 1070  or higher, BIO 2110 , BIO 2120 , BIO 3150 , CHM 1400 , CHM 1410 , CHM 1120 , and CHM 1130 .

Academic Standards for Progression

The following requirements must be met in order to progress in the nursing program:

  1. Have a current, unrestricted North Carolina nursing license or a license with multistate practice privileges by authority of the Nurse Licensure Compact.
  2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or higher.
  3. Achieve a grade of C or higher in each nursing course before proceeding to the next nursing course.
  4. Receive a P (pass) grade on the laboratory or clinical component of each nursing course that has either laboratory or clinical experience. A grade of F (fail) in any laboratory or clinical component will result in an F for the course.
  5. Only one nursing course may be repeated one time during progression through the nursing program.
  6. Maintain current CPR certification, TB (or x-ray) testing, evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination, health insurance, and malpractice insurance while enrolled in the nursing program.
  7. Adhere to all policies of the University, Department of Nursing, and clinical agencies.

Validation of Previous Nursing Education

Validation of previous nursing education is achieved by successful completion of NUR 3000  and NUR 3200 .

General Education: 44 Sem. Hrs.


See General Education Program  for available options in each category.

Major-Specific General Education Requirements


General Education and Support Courses: 55 Sem. Hrs.


Validation of Previous Nursing Experience: 30 Sem. Hrs.


General Electives: 5 Sem. Hrs.


Total: 124 Sem. Hrs.


*Refer to General Education Requirements  section of this catalog for restricted elective choices.

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