BSN in Nursing
The Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students for practice as a professional nurse in a variety of health care settings and specialties. This program of study provides students with rich opportunities for personal and professional development through courses in the humanities; social, behavioral and natural sciences; fine arts; and nursing.
At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, RN (NCLEX, RN) for entry to practice in any of the United States. Students who complete this program are encouraged to continue their education through graduate study in nursing. For specific course information and program outcomes please review the undergraduate catalog.
In addition to the traditional-entry BSN program, Queens offers two alternative ways to complete our BSN curriculum. The RN-BSN option is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing to continue their education while working as a registered nurse. This option is offered both on-campus and online. An Accelerated BSN option is offered to individuals with a previous Bachelor's degree from any field. This is a fast-paced option for highly motivated students.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Master of Science in Nursing program at Queens University of Charlotte are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Requirements for the major in Nursing:
Students are admitted into Queens (through the Traditional Undergraduate Program and Hayworth College) as pre-nursing students and must apply to the nursing major for consideration.
Students are admitted into the traditional-entry BSN program for the fall and spring semesters. This program's curriculum is designed to be completed in four semesters. Students admitted into the traditional-entry BSN program should expect to enroll in 12 - 16 credits per term.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are required to fulfill all graduation requirements as well as the requirements for the Nursing major. Any request for exceptions to the outlined nursing major requirements are to be sent in writing to the chair of the NSQC. In order to graduate with a degree in Nursing, a student must earn at least a C- in all the required courses listed below.
Prerequisite courses to the major with credit hours:
NURS 205 Nutrition (3)
PSYC 201 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology (3)
High school Chemistry or CHEM 101 General Chemistry (with lab)
BIOL 120 Microbiology for Health Professions (4)
BIOL 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (4)
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (4)
ENGL 110 - Composition I
ENGL 120 - Composition II
SOCI 203 Principles of Sociology or ANTH 201 Cultural Anthropology (3)
MATH 106 Introductory Statistics (3)
Students are required to have High School Chemistry or CHEM 101 General Chemistry. Students must be listed on the NC Division of Facility Services Nurse Aide I Registry and be certified in CPR by the American Heart Association for Heathcare Providers prior to enrollment. Other enrollment requirements include: physical exam, TB test, and current immunizations, as well as a satisfactory background check, fingerprint check and urine drug screen.
Nursing major courses for pre-licensure students:
NURS 301 Health Assessment across the Lifespan (4)
NURS 309 Pharmacological Interventions (3)
NURS 305 Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 307 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing (3)
NURS 370 Concepts of Professional Nursing (3)
NURS 375 Health Informatics (3)
NURS 391 The Art and Science of Nursing I (6)
NURS 396 The Art and Science of Nursing II (6)
NURS 470 Gerontological Nursing (3)
NURS 474 Research and Evidence (3)
NURS 475 Leadership Development (3)
NURS 491 The Art and Science of Nursing III (6)
NURS 495 The Art and Science of Nursing IV (5)
NURS 496 The Art and Science of Nursing V (4)
NURS 497 The Art and Science of Nursing VI (3)
Total program nursing major requirements: 58 credit hoursPresbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte reserves the right to make changes in the curriculum, course offerings, fees, financial aid, requirements and regulations as may be necessary and without providing prior notices.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth College Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth College Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. Hayworth College also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. Hayworth College realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.