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BSN as Second Degree

UNC Greensboro School of Nursing does not currently offer an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for second degree students.

The BSN program may take three to four years (beginning with Fall 2020 new requirements) plus one summer to complete for students with a previous bachelor’s degree. The baccalaureate degree is made up of: General Education Core Requirements (GEC), which are waived for students with baccalaureate degrees from approved, accredited institutions; cognate requirements that are prerequisite for the upper level clinical nursing courses; school requirements; and free electives (if needed to total the second-degree hours to 120 semester hours).

Program Information

2020-2021 Information Sheet (NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE APPLYING BY THE FEBRUARY 1, 2021 DEADLINE)

Prerequisites for Upper Level Required Nursing Courses

(NEW REQUIREMENTS BEGIN FALL 2020)**

Applicants already holding a bachelor’s degree will be required to have the following prerequisites before entering the Upper Division.

SEMESTER GRADE REQUIRED PREREQUISITES
BIO 271 (Anatomy)* C or better BIO 111 (Principles of Biology I)
 
BIO 277 (Physiology)* C or better BIO 111 (Principles of Biology I)
 
BIO 280 (Microbiology) C or better BIO 271 or 277
   
STA 108 (Statistics) C or better
   
HDF 211 (Lifespan Development) C or better
 
PSY 121 (General Psychology) C or better
 
CHE 104 (Chemistry II) C or better CHE 103 (Chemistry I)
   
CHE 110 (lab)
 
NTR 213 (Nutrition) C or better

*KIN 291 and 291L can be accepted in place of BIO 271 and 271L

*KIN 292 and 292L can be accepted in place of BIO 277 and 277L

For information about prerequisites for BIO 271, 277, 280, please refer to the current UNCG Bulletin.

Click to View a Sample Plan of Study (Prior to Upper Division)

SEMESTERCOURSE NUMBER & TITLECREDIT HOURS
Fall Semester: 8 shBIO 111 and 111L4
CHE 103 and 110L4
Spring Semester: 7 shBIO 271 and 271*4
CHE 1043
Summer Session: 6 shSTA 1083
PSY 1213
Fall Semester: 7 shBIO 277 and 277L*4
HDF 2113
Spring Semester: 7 shBIO 280 and 280L***4
NTR 2133

*KIN 291 and 291L can be accepted in place of BIO 271 and 271L

*KIN 292 and 292L can be accepted in place of BIO 277 and 277L

**Recommended that at least three of the four main sciences (BIO 271, 277, 280, and CHE 104) are completed by the spring semester in which you are applying. 

For information about prerequisites for BIO 271, 277, 280, please refer to the current UNCG Bulletin.

Upper Division Major – Requires formal admission to enroll in any of the required nursing courses listed below.

SEMESTERCOURSE NUMBER & TITLECREDIT HOURS
Summer Session: 6 shNUR 2103
NUR 2103
NUR 220 & Lab3
Fall Semester: 16 shNUR 310 & Clinical5
NUR 320 & Clinical5
NUR 3554
NUR 380 & Lab2
Spring Semester: 12 shNUR 340 & Clinical4
NUR 360 & Clinical4
NUR 3651
NUR 3752
NUR 3852
Fall Semester: 13-14 shNUR 4105
NUR 4205
NUR 4503
NUR 365 (if not taken jr. year)1
Spring Semester: 14 shNUR 430 & Clinical5
NUR 4153
NUR 440 (Clinical)4
NUR 4902

Notes:

  • Members of the faculty encourage students to work as CNAs during the summer between junior and senior years.
  • Contact hours for each of the upper division semesters is normally 35-40 hours per week.
  • To meet the University’s requirement for full-time status students must take 12 semester hours.

To apply for the Upper Division, click here.