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  • "I was caring for my infant granddaughter [while] finishing my degree."

    Gail Heider felt apprehensive about online education at first, but quickly appreciated the flexibility it gave her.
  • "We've kept pace [by] making changes, and we continue to make changes."

    The RN to BS program is the university’s longest-standing online degree program.
  • "My ideas of my career have grown. I definitely feel empowered now."

    The RN to BS program expanded Jeffrey's career options and his understanding of his current role.
  • "Nurses can play a key role in the health promotion of Americans."

    UNCW has positioned its RN to BS program to meet the goal of an 80% BS-prepared nursing workforce.
  • "[UNCW online] allows me to be there when my kids need me."

    The convenience of online study allowed Jeffrey to continue to be an active parent without sacrificing his studies.
  • "You can actually do it from the comfort of your home."

    UNCW graduate Lolita Bryant talks about how convenient the online RN to BS experience is.
  • "[Graduates] leave with the skills and competencies...to assume leadership roles."

    UNCW RN to BS graduates learn how to optimize patient outcomes in all nursing settings.
  • "Rarely do I have to say, 'I can’t do that right now.'"

    UNCW’s RN to BS program gave Jeffrey knowledge he could immediately apply in his daily nursing practice.
26% more nursing jobs expected to be created between 2010 and 2020.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections 2010-2020
1 out of every 5
new jobs

In 2012, job growth in the healthcare sector accounts for 1 out of every 5 new jobs created.

North Carolina's elderly population will double by 2020. 24% of North Carolina's nursing workforce will retire within the next 10 years.
100%

100 percent of full-time tenured and tenured track faculty hold the doctorate

Only 50% of nurses prepared at the baccalaureate or graduate degree level. The Institute of Medicine calls for 80%.

Academic nurse leaders across all schools of nursing should work together to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020.

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Report

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  • The UNC Wilmington School of Nursing has been educating exceptional nurses since the early 1960s.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, UNCW has been named one of the nation's "Best Value" Public Colleges and Universities by The Princeton Review.
  • For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has also selected UNC Wilmington as one of the "Best in the Southeast" in "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region."
  • Online students can complete the BSN degree in as little as 10 months.
  • The online RN to BSN program is part of UNC's mission to help make North Carolina one of the nation's top ten most-educated states by increasing the number of bachelor degrees conferred each year to 32 percent by 2018 and 37 percent by 2025.
  • The cost of the UNCW RN to BS program is less than $7,000.
  • The University of North Carolina Wilmington is recognized as one of the five best public master's universities in the South, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings for regional universities.

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