RN-to-BSN graduates

RN-to-BSN

The RN-to-BSN program offers working registered nurses (RNs) the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) in a convenient location through a part-time plan of study. RN-to-BSN outreach cohorts are offered in collaboration with grant funding from the Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC). Please visit the RN-to-BSN program overview to find out more about the program and the plan of study (designed for required nursing courses to be completed in three semesters).

  • For estimated costs of the RN-to-BSN program, click here.
Weekly Drop-In Information Session Key Information about RN-BSN Program

Jennifer Boggs
RN-to-BSN Program Specialist
Phone: 336-334-5265
Email: jaboggs@uncg.edu

UNC Greensboro faculty member Tammy Hall

Tammy Hall, MSN, BSN
RN-to-BSN Program Coordinator
Phone: 336-334-5095
Email: tfhall@uncg.edu

Program Information


For graduates of a North Carolina community college from Fall 2015 to present

Uniform Articulation Agreement

North Carolina graduates of an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing will fall under the RN-to-BSN Uniform Articulation Agreement, jointly approved by the NC Community College and the University of North Carolina Systems. Eligibility for the Uniform Articulation Agreement, a potential student must:

  • Enter a NC Community College Nursing program on or after Fall Semester, 2015
  • Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing at a NC Community College with a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Earn a C or better in all courses included in the first three blocks of the plan.
  • Be licensed as an RN prior to applying to the RN to BSN program.

Block Plan

Block 1 (23 credits) — Consists of certain prerequisite nursing courses that are part of all North Carolina Community College AAS Nursing programs. The courses are:

Course CategoryTransferable CoursesCreditsUNCG Equivalency
English CompositionENG 111, ENG 112 or 1146 (3, 3)

ENG 101, ENG 102

Human Anatomy &
Physiology with Lab
BIO 165 & 166 or BIO 168 & 1698 (4, 4)

Biology Elective and BIO 271

Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect one: ART 111, 114, 115, MUS 110, 112, PHI 215, 240, HUM 1153

ART 100, ARH 110, 111, MUS 241, 214, PHI 111, 119, ELE 000

PsychologyPSY 150, PSY 1216 (3, 3)

PSY 241, PSY 250

Block 2 (18-19 credits) — Consists of additional university general education requirements that are not (highlighted) part of an AAS degree, but are not required to earn a BSN.

Course CategoryTransferable CoursesCreditsUNCG Equivalency
English LiteratureENG 231, ENG 2323ENG 251, ENG 252
HistoryHIS 111, 112, 131, or 1323

HIS 207, 209, 211, 212

Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect one additional course not taken in Block 13

Same as Block 1 Plan

College Transfer MathMAT 143 or MAT 1713 or 4Math elective, MAT 150
SociologySOC 210, SOC 213, 220, 225,
230, or 240
6 (3, 3)SOC 101, SOC 335, 201, 327, or Sociology elective

Block 3 (17-18 credits) — Consists of additional nursing or other requirements that are not part of an AAS degree, but are required (highlighted) to earn a BSN.

Course CategoryTransferable CoursesCreditsUNCG Equivalency
StatisticsMAT 1524

STA 108

Microbiology with LabBIO 175 or 2753 or 4BIO 000, 280
Chemistry with LabCHM 151 or CHM 130 and CHM 130A
or CHM 131 and 131A
4CHE 111 & 112, 102 and CHM 110, 103 and 110
Social Science/
Elective: Select 2
from either category
or one from each.
ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120
Suggested electives include but are not limited to foreign language, speech, culture, and computer science. Electives must be selected from the Transfer Course List in the Comprehensive Articulation
6 (3, 3)ECO 201, 202, PSC 100

Block 4 (30 credits) — Consists of credit awarded after successful completion of NUR 370 & 371

Block 5 (31 credits) — Consists of 25 credits for the Nursing program and 6 additional hours for residency.

  • NUR 370 Concepts of Professional Nursing 3 hours
  • NUR 371 Nursing Health Assessment (Lab) 3 hours
  • NUR 470 Community Health Nursing Concepts and Care 4 hours
  • NUR 471 Nursing Care of the Older Adult 4 hours
  • NUR 472 Nursing Leadership and Management 4 hours
  • NUR 473 Nursing Research 4 hours
  • NUR Elective 3 hours
  • Residency 6 hours
  • NUR 370 and NUR 371 (with grade of C or better) are prerequisites for the following required nursing courses: NUR 470, 471, 472, and 473.
  • The School of Nursing offers nursing elective courses from which you may choose: NUR 330, 346, 390, or 405.

Appeal Process

If a student from a North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) college believes the terms of the RN to BSN AA have not been honored by a University of North Carolina (UNC) institution to which the student has been admitted, the student may invoke the RN to BSN AA Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure (see pg. 12).

Graduation Requirements

All students admitted to UNCG must complete at least 31 semester hours in residence at UNCG for the degree. All students must also earn a minimum of 120 hours to earn the BSN degree (including both transfer credits and UNCG course work). Credit earned by prelicensure course completion may not be used to reduce the minimum residence requirement. Students must complete at least 45 hours at UNCG (not including exam credit) to be considered for graduation with Honors. Please see the University Catalog for more information.

Students can view their progress toward satisfying degree requirements online through Degree Works that can be accessed from UNCGenie. It is each student’s responsibility to check his/her degree evaluation and monitor his/her progress toward satisfying graduation requirements. This is particularly important if you drop or add courses.

For graduates of a North Carolina community college prior to Fall 2015

2+ Articulation Agreement

For students that have completed an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing from a NC Community College prior to Fall Semester 2015, you will need to complete the following degree requirements:

The degree is made up of: Minerva Academic Curriculum Requirements (MAC), Nursing Cognate Requirements, 30 hours of credit earned by prelicensure course completion for nursing courses, 25 hours of required nursing courses, and free electives. The minimum hours required for the degree is 120 hours of which, 31 hours must be completed at UNCG. Only 64 hours can transfer from 2-year institutions.

  1. Minerva Academic Curriculum Requirements (MAC)
    • Quantitative Reasoning (Math): STA 108 (Statistics) or its equivalent, prerequisite for NUR 370 – MAT 152 at Community College fulfills graduate school admissions requirement.
    • Health and Wellness: one course
    • Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: one course
    • Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences: one course
    • Diversity and Equity through the Humanities and Fine Arts OR through the Social and Behavioral Sciences: one course
  2. Cognate Courses | 3 hours
    • STA 108 or its equivalent, prerequisite for NUR 370
  3. Credit by prelicensure course completion | 30 hours
    • Credit earned by prelicensure course completion is awarded upon successful completion of the bridge courses NUR 370 & 371 and is equated to: NUR 210, 310, 310L, 320, 320L, 340, 340L, 355, 360, 360L, 365, 380, and 385.
  4. Required Nursing Courses | 25 hours
    • NUR 370 Concepts of Professional Nursing 3 hours
    • NUR 371 Nursing Health Assessment (Lab) 3 hours
    • NUR 470 Community Health Nursing Concepts and Care 4 hours
    • NUR 471 Nursing Care of the Older Adult 4 hours
    • NUR 472 Nursing Leadership and Management 4 hours
    • NUR 473 Nursing Research 4 hours
    • NUR Elective 3 hours
    • Residency 6 hours
    • Students must complete STA 108 (or its equivalent), before beginning NUR 370.
    • NUR 370 and NUR 371 (with grade of C or better) are prerequisites for the following required nursing courses: NUR 470, 471, 472, and 473.
    • The School of Nursing offers nursing elective courses from which you may choose: NUR 330, 346, 390, or NUR 405.
  5. Free Electives
    • The number of electives required vary, but they must be sufficient to total the minimum 120 hours required for the degree of which, 31 hours must be completed at UNCG. Students may choose any undergraduate course as long as they meet the course prerequisites and they have not received transfer credit for. Students may choose to use elective credits to earn a minor in another field of study or may choose to pursue a double major.

Graduation Requirements

All students admitted to UNCG must complete at least 31 semester hours in residence at UNCG for the degree. All students must also earn a minimum of 120 hours to earn the BSN degree (including both transfer credits and UNCG course work). Credit earned by prelicensure course completion may not be used to reduce the minimum residence requirement. Students must complete at least 45 hours at UNCG (not including exam credit) to be considered for graduation with Honors. Please see the University Catalog for more information.

Students can view their progress toward satisfying degree requirements online through Degree Works that can be accessed from UNCGenieIt is each student’s responsibility to check his/her degree evaluation and monitor his/her progress toward satisfying graduation requirements. This is particularly important if you drop or add courses.

Graduation Requirements

All students admitted to UNCG must complete at least 31 semester hours in residence at UNCG for the degree. All students must also earn a minimum of 120 hours to earn the BSN degree (including both transfer credits and UNCG course work). Credit earned by prelicensure course completion may not be used to reduce the minimum residence requirement. Students must complete at least 45 hours at UNCG (not including exam credit) to be considered for graduation with Honors. Please see the University Catalog for more information.

Students can view their progress toward satisfying degree requirements online through Degree Works that can be accessed from UNCGenie. It is each student’s responsibility to check his/her degree evaluation and monitor his/her progress toward satisfying graduation requirements. This is particularly important if you drop or add courses.

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For those who did not graduate from a North Carolina community college

Students Who Do Not Fall In To A Category

Students who graduated from out-of-state schools or private NC institutions will need to complete the following degree requirements.

The degree is made up of: Minerva Academic Curriculum Requirements (MAC), Nursing Cognate Requirements, 30 hours of credit earned by prelicensure course completion for nursing courses, 25 hours of required nursing courses, and free electives.

The minimum hours required for the degree is 120 hours of which, 31 hours must be completed at UNCG. Only 64 hours can transfer from 2-year institutions.

  1. Minerva Academic Curriculum Requirements (MAC)
    • Foundations (waived if student transfers in 24+ hours)
    • Written Communication: one course
    • Oral Communication: one course
    • Quantitative Reasoning (Math): STA 108 (Statistics) or its equivalent, prerequisite for NUR 370 – MAT 152 at Community College fulfills this requirement
    • Health and Wellness: one course
    • Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Humanities and Fine Arts: one course
    • Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: one course
    • Critical Thinking and Inquiry in the Natural Sciences: one course
    • Global Engagement and Intercultural Learning through the Humanities and Fine Arts or the Social and Behavioral Sciences: one course
    • Diversity and Equity through the Humanities and Fine Arts or through the Social and Behavioral Sciences: one course
    • Data Analysis and Interpretation in the Natural Sciences: one course
  2. Cognate Courses 3 hours
    • STA 108 or its equivalent, prerequisite for NUR 370
  3. Credit by prelicensure course completion 30 hours
    • Credit earned by examination is awarded upon successful completion of the bridge courses NUR 370 & 371 and is equated to: NUR 210, 310, 310L, 320, 320L, 340, 340L, 355, 360, 360L, 365, 380, and 385.
  4. Required Nursing Courses 25 hours
    • NUR 370 Concepts of Professional Nursing 3 hours
    • NUR 371 Nursing Health Assessment (Lab) 3 hours
    • NUR 470 Community Health Nursing Concepts and Care 4 hours
    • NUR 471 Nursing Care of the Older Adult 4 hours
    • NUR 472 Nursing Leadership and Management 4 hours
    • NUR 473 Nursing Research 4 hours
    • NUR Elective 3 hours
    • Residency 6 hours
    • Students must complete STA 108 (or its equivalent) before beginning NUR 370.
    • NUR 370 and NUR 371 (with grade of C or better) are prerequisites for the following required nursing courses: NUR 470, 471, 472, and 473.
    • The School of Nursing offers nursing elective courses from which you may choose: NUR 330, 346, 390, or 405.
  5. Free Electives
    • The number of electives required vary, but they must be sufficient to total the minimum 120 hours required for the degree of which, 31 hours must be completed at UNCG. Students may choose any undergraduate course as long as they meet the course prerequisites and they have not received transfer credit for. Students may choose to use elective credits to earn a minor in another field of study or may choose to pursue a double major.

Graduation Requirements

All students admitted to UNCG must complete at least 31 semester hours in residence at UNCG for the degree. All students must also earn a minimum of 120 hours to earn the BSN degree (including both transfer credits and UNCG course work). Credit earned by prelicensure course completion may not be used to reduce the minimum residence requirement. Students must complete at least 45 hours at UNCG (not including course completion credit) to be considered for graduation with Honors. Please see the University Catalog for more information.

Students can view their progress toward satisfying degree requirements online through Degree Works that can be accessed from UNCGenie. It is each student’s responsibility to check his/her degree evaluation and monitor his/her progress toward satisfying graduation requirements. This is particularly important if you drop or add courses.

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