R.N. to B.S.N. 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 B.S.N. Completion Program provides the associate degree or diploma-prepared registered nurse an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). 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 B.S.N. degree completion program can be completed in 12 months if enrolled full-time. 


Application Deadlines:

  • November 1 (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.


Two applications are required for admission:

  1. School of Nursing application.
  2. University application.

Step 1: Apply to the School of Nursing:

School of Nursing Application

  • Email nursing-programs@uncc.edu a copy of transcripts (unofficial accepted) to evaluate previous coursework and establish a plan of study. Please do not to include personal information such as social security numbers.
  • Prior to enrolling in RN-to-B.S.N. program courses all students must have the following:
    •  Liability insurance.
    •  Meet University Immunization and Health Requirements.

Step 2: Apply for admissions to UNC Charlotte as a transfer student:

Undergraduate Admission Application

  • Apply to the RN-to-B.S.N. Completion Program when ALL nursing prerequisites and general education courses have been completed.
  • Apply to the Pre-RN-to-B.S.N., if necessary, in order to complete prerequisites.
    • For a complete list of prerequisites, please see the curriculum tab.


  • 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) (W)
  • NURN 4900: Research in Nursing Practice (2)

Required prerequisites:​

  • English Composition 
  • General Psychology 
  • General Chemistry or Principles of Chemistry with Lab
  • College Algebra 
  • Microbiology with Lab 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I and II
  • Introduction to Sociology OR Introduction to Anthropology 
  • Statistics 
  • Electives (6 credits)

General Education Requirements:

  • Arts and Society
  • Western Culture and Historical Awareness
  • Global and Intercultural Connections
  • Ethical Issues & Cultural Critique

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

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*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