RN to BSN Completion Program

R.N. to B.S.N. Completion Program
31 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall & Spring
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Program Tabs


The online RN to BSN Completion Program provides the associate degree or diploma-prepared registered nurse an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). Registered nurses who have completed an associate degree or diploma program are candidates for this online degree.

The program is 100% online with no campus visits or required class meeting times and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 

The RN to BSN degree completion program can be completed in 12 months if enrolled full-time. 


Application Deadlines:

  • November 15 (spring)
  • July 1 (fall)

Admissions & Requirements: 

  • Current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse to practice in the United States.
  • An Associate Degree (AAS) from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all eligible transferable credit.
  • At least a "C" in all required nursing prerequisites.
  • Completion of all prerequisites and general education courses.

All nursing programs at UNC Charlotte are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Step 1: Submit Request for Information Form
Please fill out and submit the "For More Program Information" form. An Enrollment Specialist will reach out to discuss the program and admissions process.

Step 2: Pre-Admission Transcript Review
After speaking with an Enrollment Specialist, you will need to share your unofficial transcripts for preliminary review. The program coordinator will then reach out to discuss your eligibility to apply to the program and share an unofficial transcript review with you.

Step 3: Apply for admission to UNC Charlotte
We then recommend that you complete our university application.

New Student to UNC Charlotte

Students with associate degrees are considered transfer students. Apply as a transfer student to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

  • Create an account.
  • Choose term: Fall or Spring
  • Choose “Nursing: BSN Completion Program (RN Licensure Required)” for your program.
  • Complete the application and attach your unofficial transcript review.
  • Provide all official post-secondary transcripts.
  • Application fee must be paid for your application to be processed.

Returning Student to UNC Charlotte

Students who have not been enrolled for 12 consecutive months after the semester last attended at UNC Charlotte will need to apply for readmission to the University. Apply as a returning student to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

  • Choose term: Fall or Spring
  • Choose “Nursing: BSN Completion Program (RN Licensure Required)” for your program.
  • Complete the application.
  • Application fee must be paid for your application to be processed.

Admissions Decisions

  • Students who receive an admissions or readmission decision regarding admittance or denial to the university will be notified by Admissions or the Registrar directly.
  • If admitted to the university, you will receive additional communication from the Program Coordinator about your next steps to gain acceptance to the RN to BSN program.
  • NURN 3103: Concepts of Professional Nursing Science  (3)
    • Upon successful completion of NURN 3103, students are awarded 39 university credit hours  
  • NURN 3104: Issues in Cultural Health  (1)
  • NURN 3108: Health Assessment for Nurses  (3)
  • NURN 4100: Aging and Health  (3)
  • NURN 4192: Enhancing Clinical Judgment  (3) 
  • NURN 4201: Information Technology: Applications in Healthcare  (2)
  • NURN 4203: Leadership in Nursing Practice  (2)
  • NURN 4440: Community Health Nursing (6)
  • NURN 4450: Design and Coordination of Care (6)
  • NURN 4900: Research in Nursing Practice (2)

Required prerequisites:​

  • Chemistry 1/Lab - CHEM 1203 /L or 1251/ L
  • Microbiology /Lab - BIOL 2259/ L
  • Anatomy & Physiology I - BIOL 2273/ L or EXER 2168/ L
  • Anatomy & Physiology II - BIOL 2274/L or EXER 2169 /L
  • General Psychology - PSYCH 1101
  • Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts- WRDS 1103 or 1104
  • College Algebra - MATH 1100 or 1101
  • Statistics 1220, 1221, or 1222
  • Electives (2 courses/ 6 credits)

General Education Requirements:

  • Critical Thinking and Communication - ENGL 1102 or CTCM 2530
  • Global Theme Science (1 course)
  • Local Theme Science (1 course)
  • Global Theme Social Science (1 course)
  • Local Theme Arts and Humanities (1 course)

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Click here for transfer equivalent courses.


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $189.48 per credit hour​
  • $5,874.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $348.32 per credit hour
  • $10,798.00 est. program cost

Non Resident:

  • $800.40 per credit hour
  • $24,812.00 est. program cost