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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2022-2023 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2022-2023 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 15 semester hours of the 59 hours of general education and nursing support courses.
  5. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0=A) is required for admission consideration. 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. 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 OR CHM 1400, CHM 1100 OR CHM 1120, NUR 3250.

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. A RN-BSN student who is unsuccessful in or withdraws from NUR 3000, Transition to Professional Nursing, will not be allowed to progress in the program. The student will be required to reapply to the program.
  7. Maintain current CPR certification, TB (or x-ray) testing, evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination, health insurance, and professional liability insurance while enrolled in the nursing program.
  8. 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

Please note that many majors have specific general requirements.  Please see a faculty advisor in your department if you need further clarification.  You will be required to take the courses listed below under General Education and Support Courses to meet your general education and BSN requirement.

General Education and Support Courses: 58 Sem. Hrs.

Validation of Previous Nursing Experience: 30 Sem. Hrs.

General Electives: 5 Sem. Hrs.

Total: 120 Sem. Hrs.

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

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