John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences

BS in Nursing Completion

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The BSN Completion (BSNC) was created for the registered nurse whose career goals will be enhanced through additional study. The BSNC Entry Option is tailored for RNs who have an Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) in Nursing or Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing from an accredited community college and wish to advance their career by earning a Bachelor’s degree. Our 100% online curricular innovation incorporates ethics, informatics, and inter-professional practice. The entry option is designed to facilitate either part-time or full-time study. Students with an A.A.S. degree will need additional general education courses as required by the university general education guidelines.


Plan of Study and Degree Requirements

The BSN degree requires 120 semester hours for graduation, 56 semester credit hours may be transferred from another academic institution, and 34 proficiency credits are awarded after completion of NURS 360, for the Associate degree and current RN license. The remaining 31 credit hours will be taken in the major. Prospective students are required to complete prerequisites at local community colleges prior to seeking admission to the BSN completion option. Many of the courses required as prerequisites are taken while in the Associate degree nursing programs. However, up to three general education courses may be taken after enrollment.

Admission Criteria - PRE ADMISSION

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing from a regionally accredited community college.
  • GPA must meet current university requirements.
  • Currently licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in North Carolina or be licensed in a compact state which includes North Carolina prior to enrollment.

Note: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and degrees obtained outside of North Carolina are accepted; however, additional general education will be required.

Admission Criteria - POST Admission

CastleBranch is a third-party company that manages the collection of specific student documents on behalf of the North Carolina A&T School of Nursing. After admission, you will be required to subscribe to CastleBranch and submit the required information below directly to the CastleBranch website:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • 12 Panel Drug-Screen
  • Current Immunizations


Semester Completion


Online Asynchronus Classes


Affordable In-State Tuition

Nursing Pre-requisite Table

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSNC) Pre-requisite Courses




PSYC 101

General Psychology


CHEM 104

General Chemistry IV


CHEM 114

General Chemistry IV Lab


BIOL 350

Human Anatomy & Physiology I


BIOL 351

Human Anatomy & Physiology II


BIOL 221

General Microbiology


FCS 260

Intro to Human Development


Math 224



** In addition to the prerequisites, any student who holds an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) or an associates outside of North Carolina will require additional general education.

Application Periods
Apllications for Fall (August) admission will be accepted:
January 1—July 15

Applications for Spring (January) admission will be accepted:
August 1—November 1

Admission Process

Step 1: Apply to the university through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When completing the application, select Nursing (RN-BSN Completion) Online as your major choice.

Step 2: Submit official transcripts from every school and college you have attended. The review process will not begin until all transcripts have been submitted.

Step 3: You will receive an official evaluation from the university indicating your transferrable courses.

Step 4: You will receive communication from the School of Nursing outlining any prerequisites or general education still needed, if any.

Step 5: Enroll in any outstanding prerequisites or general education needed. All prerequisites must be completed at the time of application. However, up to 3 general education may be completed while enrolled in the program.

NOTE: Applications are accepted twice a year (fall/spring) and are prescreened for university requirements. Proof of high school completion and official transcript(s) from each college and/or University attended is required. Early applications will more likely result in enrollment in the preferred student cohort.