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RN to BSN Online

To meet today's high demand for BSN-prepared nursing professionals, the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers an accredited Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program completely online.

Overview

The UNCW School of Nursing has been educating exceptional nurses for over four decades, as demonstrated by its accomplished alumni. In this program, you will learn from faculty with real-world nursing experience.

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$4,866.49


N.C. Resident
Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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29*


Program
Credit Hours

Coursework includes a study of contemporary issues that affect professional nursing practice, gerontological nursing, community health nursing and core concepts of leadership and management.

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

*Credit hours and tuition and fees are for nursing courses. Additional courses may be required. A minimum of 31 credit hours must be completed at UNCW. Tuition and fees subject to change; cost rounded to nearest dollar.

Additional courses may be required. Please view required coursework.

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Tuition

Tuition and fees for the RN to BSN online degree program are for nursing courses only. Additional courses may be required. A minimum of 31 credit hours must be completed at UNCW. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

  Per Credit Hour Total Tuition
North Carolina Residents: $167.81 $4,866.49
Non-North Carolina Residents: $636.73 $18,465.17

In order to make an accurate residency determination on applications for any higher education institution in North Carolina, and in compliance with state law, the University of North Carolina system now requires students to request residency classification from the new Residency Determination Service (RDS). RDS is the entity responsible for all new classifications of residency in North Carolina. Since this form and questionnaire are controlled by the State of North Carolina, and they have dedicated individuals to assist you, we would recommend you call RDS with questions you have about the process or questionnaire. Please see the contact information below:

Local number: 919-835-2290
Toll-free number: 844-319-3640
Fax number: 919-835-2427

Email: rdsinfo@ncresidency.org

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Calendar

The RN to BSN online program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring several start dates each year. You can get started anytime!

Session Application Open Application Deadline Course Start Date Registration Closes Tuition Deadline Withdrawl Deadline Course End Date
Summer 2 4/9/18 5/26/18 6/25/18 6/27/18 6/28/18 7/10/18 8/12/18
Fall 1 6/3/18 7/28/18 8/27/18 8/29/18 8/30/18 9/11/18 10/14/18
Fall 2 7/30/18 9/22/18 10/22/18 10/24/18 10/25/18 11/6/18 12/9/18

Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date.

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Admissions

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

  • Submit an application to UNCW that includes a section for application to the RN to BSN option
  • Meet criteria for both admission to the UNCW and the RN to BSN 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 coursework, 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

Official transcripts, submitted directly from the institutions attended, and all other documents should be sent to:

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5904

Military Transcripts: If applicable, request Military Transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts can be requested as follows:

  • For Air University Transcripts, please review this pdf for instructions (pdf).
  • For Community College of the Air Force, please contact the CCAF Registrar's Office at 334-649-5080 or mail your request to:
    CCAF-DES
    100 South Turner Blvd
    Maxwell-Gunter, AL 36114
  • Joint Services Transcripts (JST): Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine military transcripts can be requested by visiting the JST website.

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Courses

The RN to BSN online curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (29 credit hours). To meet the residency requirements, a minimum of 31 credit hours must be completed at UNCW.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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 healthcare resources. Identifies a conceptual basis for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare for culturally diverse clients. Fosters cultural sensitivity to life styles, values, and concepts concerning health and healthcare. 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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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