RN to BS in Nursing

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Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Nursing Credit Hours: 29*
NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $4,335* Non-NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $16,226*

* Credit Hours and Tuition & Fees are for Nursing courses. Additional courses may be required. A minimum of 31 credit hours must be completed at UNCW.

To meet today's high demand for nursing professionals, UNCW is offering an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program completely online. The University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing has been educating exceptional nurses for over four decades, as demonstrated by its accomplished alumni.

What you will gain from this program:

  • The knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully compete and advance into high demand healthcare areas that serve an increasing aging population
  • Knowledge of nurse-led research in clinical issues
  • A foundation for career advancement into administrative, research, consulting and teaching

* Tuition and fees subject to change; cost rounded to nearest dollar.

Note: This program has a residency requirement of 31 credit hours.

Additional courses may be required. Please view required coursework.

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Nursing Courses

NSG 323
Introduction to Health Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

Introduces the core concepts and techniques of health assessment. Course content includes a framework for assessment of individuals across the life span.
NSG 316
Professional Nursing Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse

Credit Hours: 3

A seminar course for registered nurses that examines contemporary issues in professional nursing practice. Introduces students to the online environment and provides strategies for success throughout the nursing curriculum.
NSG 321
Gerontological Nursing and the End of Life Care

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the functional, physiological, cognitive, psychosocial, and socioeconomic needs of older adults. Students will synthesize science, knowledge and assessment to facilitate safe, quality management of care for older adult populations. Content includes primary, secondary and tertiary care and prevention, family roles, legal, ethical issues, and resource allocation.
NSG 408
Population and Community Health Nursing

Credit Hours: 5

Content synthesizes baccalaureate coursework to address population/community health nursing. Content addresses social and ecological determinants of health through ethics, public policy, health education, epidemiology, leadership, case management, partnerships and technology examining outcomes for an evidence-based culturally sensitive practice. The Capstone Project applies course content through active learning field experiences and an e-portfolio.
NSG 406
Leadership and Management in Nursing

Credit Hours: 3

Introduces the core concepts of leadership and management for the professional nurse.
NSG 404
Health Policy

Credit Hours: 3

A debate-seminar course focusing on social, psychological, cultural, economic, political, legal, and ethical environments which shape health care delivery systems.
NSG 415
Research in Nursing

Credit Hours: 3

Introduces research design and analysis necessary to examine, apply, and utilize nursing science. Course content includes an overview of current issues in knowledge development in nursing including the process of research utilization and evidence based practice. Prerequisite: STT 210 or STT 215
NSG 480
Transcultural Health Care

Credit Hours: 3

Explores values and belief systems influencing health behaviors of culturally diverse groups. Emphasizes cultural, social, political, and economic forces that influence access to and use of health care resources.
NSG 482
Pathophysiological and Pharmacological Evidence Based Care

Credit Hours: 3

This theory course builds on basic knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology to enhance nursing management of health, wellness, and disease. Analysis of current pharmacological based research will provide the foundation for evidence based nursing practice. Physiological, pathophysiological, and pharmacological concepts that explain the rationale behind treatment decisions are examined.

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