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University of North Carolina Wilmington

Admission Requirements

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RN to BS in Nursing

Here's a checklist of what you'll need to begin the admissions process for your RN to BS in Nursing degree online:

  • Students must submit an application to UNCW which includes a section for application to the RN-BS option.
  • Students must meet criteria for both admission to the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the RN-BS program.
  • A 2.50 cumulative GPA. Each student's cumulative GPA is calculated on all transferable college courses attempted at all accredited institutions of higher education according to the guidelines in use by the UNCW Admissions Office.
  • At least 24 credits of transferable college course work, including: at least 6 credits in college-level English and at least 3 credits in college-level mathematics.
  • Additional rules may apply to students under 24—If you are under 24, ask your Enrollment Specialist for details.
  • Eligibility to return to the last institution that you attended
  • Graduation from an Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma Registered Nurse Program
  • A current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
  • Minimum grade of 'C' in all required and pre-requisite courses for the major

MSN Nurse Educator

Here's a checklist of what you'll need to begin the admission process for your MSN Nurse Educator degree online:

  • Completed Graduate School application, including official transcript(s) of all college work
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in North Carolina is required unless (License must be unrestricted/unencumbered):
    • The student's license is from a compact state and that is the student's primary state of residence (fixed permanent and principle legal residence) home https://www.ncsbn.org/compacts.htm
    • The student is distance-based and will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school and has the licensure or eligibility for licensure in their primary state of residence.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or health related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. If the bachelor's degree is in nursing, it must be from a nationally accredited nursing degree program.
  • 3.0 GPA (no GRE or MAT required)
    • Admission will be considered with 2.7 GPA and average score of 400 on the MAT OR a mean score of 150 on the verbal reasoning and 150 on the quantitative reasoning for the GRE.

NOTE: To progress through the MSN program, admitted students will need to successfully complete an undergraduate statistics course within the first two semesters OR transfer an equivalent course. To be considered for transfer credit, the statistics course must have been completed within 5 years of application with a B or higher.

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