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University of North Carolina Wilmington

RN to BSN Online

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Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Nursing Credit Hours: 29*
NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $4,866*
Non-NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $18,465*

*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.

Gaye Currier

At age 60, Gaye Currier graduated with her BSN.

Rather than slowing down or thinking about retirement, she’s ready to pursue a new career. Read her story.

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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Online Nursing Courses

Credit Hours: 3

Course enhances students' assessment and clinical reasoning skills. Emphasis on analyzing nursing assessment findings, setting priorities, and developing a plan of care that promotes or restores health. Explores the impact of the environment, life choices, literacy, and genomics on holistic health.

Credit Hours: 3

This is a seminar course for registered nurses. Students will examine foundations and contemporary issues of professional nursing practice and will explore critical abilities and roles for the baccalaureate nurse in the management of quality, patient care. This course will introduce students to online learning and provide strategies for success.

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.

Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses the community nursing process and its relationship with client-centered care, clinical reasoning, and integrity of practice applicable to health prevention, promotion, and risk reduction in diverse settings. Content addresses social and ecological determinants of health through health education, epidemiology, case management, partnerships, and technology examining outcomes for an evidence-based, culturally sensitive practice.

Credit Hours: 3

Introduces the core concepts of leadership and management for the professional nurse. Course content includes discussion of theories of management and leadership; health systems organizations; change, power, authority; role development; models of nursing care delivery; legal ramifications of delegation; models of quality management; nursing and the political process.

Credit Hours: 3

A debate-seminar course focusing on social, psychological, cultural, economic, political, legal, and ethical environments which shape health care delivery systems. Advanced nursing practice in primary care is studied relative to inter professional relationships and leadership in health policy, health care reform, successful models of health delivery, poverty, research, and interdisciplinary health management.

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. The student will conduct analytic critiques of the research literature for scientific merit, synthesize these critiques for application to practice, and develop strategies for providing leadership to make evidence based practice a reality in current and future work settings. Prerequisite: STT 210 or STT 215.

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. Identifies a conceptual basis for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health care for culturally diverse clients. Fosters cultural sensitivity to life styles, values, and concepts concerning health and health care. The goal of this course is to broaden the student's perception and understanding of health and illness and the variety of meanings these terms carry for members of differing sociocultural populations.

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.

Credit Hours: 2

This is a capstone course for registered nurses. Students will synthesize knowledge derived from nursing theory and practice experiences to provide a record of their professional development and transition to the role of the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse.

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