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University of North Carolina Wilmington

For more than four decades, the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has maintained a legacy of academic excellence demonstrated throughout the country by hundreds of accomplished UNCW alumni. We believe that our strength lies in our guiding principles: a commitment to the journey of learning and an unshakable conviction in the power of ideas and innovation.

As an online Seahawk, you will be called to accept the challenge of our chancellor to "invent the future" by embracing our culture of innovation. And together, we will dare to soar.

For the fourth consecutive year, UNCW has been named one of the nation's "Best Value" Public Colleges and Universities by The Princeton Review



  • Six start dates per year
  • Degree completion in as few as 12 months
  • Learn from full-time PhD-level faculty and faculty with real world nursing experience

UNCW is meeting today's high demand for nursing professionals with an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered completely online.

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MSN Nurse Educator

MSN Nurse Educator

  • The educational requirements to be eligible for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam
  • The ability to effectively teach didactic, clinical and distance nursing education courses

Under the direction of our experienced nurse faculty mentors, our program will prepare you with the necessary tools and knowledge to successfully teach a new generation of nurses.

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Why choose UNCW?

  • Regionally accredited university
  • Welcoming and supportive to military
  • Ranked in the top 10 for 15 consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report
  • One of Kiplinger's "Best Value" universities for three consecutive years

Hear testimonials from real UNCW students and faculty:

  • "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 BSN 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 BSN 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 BSN 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 BSN experience is.
  • "[Graduates] leave with the skills and assume leadership roles."

    UNCW RN to BSN 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 BSN program gave Jeffrey knowledge he could immediately apply in his daily nursing practice.