If you want to become a nurse, you likely have a compassionate and caring disposition, and you aren't afraid of hard work! Our nursing students have an interest in the sciences and possess the physical and emotional strength to tackle the everyday challenges within healthcare. As a nursing student, you will complete clinical courses in the areas of basic and advanced medical-surgical nursing, maternity, pediatrics and community health nursing.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track is designed for those who hold a bachelor's degree in an area outside of nursing, and desire a career change in becoming an RN. With your prerequisite courses already completed before coming to Queens, you will work towards a degree to help you enter the field of nursing in three consecutive semesters. Students in the ABSN track are admitted to Queens through Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Admissions information can be found here.
Professional Advantages for Queens' Nursing Students
- Successful Exam Preparation
Our 2015 BSN gradates had a 95% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam -- well over the national average.
- From Queens to Career
85% of our graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation; 100% of our nursing students were employed within 6 months, according to a Class of 2012 survey.
As a nursing student at Queens, you are invited to join the Queens University of Charlotte Association of Nursing Students (QUCANS). The organization promotes growth and development of students through community projects, fund raising and health related programs.
Clinical experiences normally take place at sites within 40 miles of the university. Some of our current clinical sites include:
- Carolinas HealthCare System
- Novant Health
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Department of Health & Human Services
- Teen Health Connection
- Gaston Hospice
Opportunities for Nurses in Charlotte and Beyond
Our nursing graduates are heavily recruited, and they have healthy career opportunities. You will find a job in a variety of settings including caring for newborns, elderly care and working with advanced technology in areas such as hospital critical care units. You can also choose to continue your formal education and earn a Master's or Doctorate of Nursing. Expanded career options include the role of clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, nurse educator and nurse administrator.