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. We offer rich opportunities for personal and professional development through courses in the humanities as well as nursing. During the second semester of the second year of study, you will apply to the upper division nursing program. (Qualified students may be directly admitted to the nursing program upon admissions to Queens.) 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. We offer 3 tracks to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing: traditional; accelerated (ABSN), if you have already earned another degree; and RN-BSN, if you have completed a diploma or Associate degree in nursing. Currently, our RN-BSN is not accepting students as we look to optimize the program.
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.
"I chose the nursing program at Queens because of its focus on students and their preparation for the future. Queens' location to two of the premier hospitals in North Carolina is also advantageous." William Rowe, '13.