If you are a registered nurse with an associate's degree or diploma in nursing, the RN to BSN Option at Queens University of Charlotte offers the opportunity to enhance your education, acquire new skills, and increase your career options.
RN to BSN students may choose to take part in our on-campus or online program. On-campus courses are conveniently scheduled for a single day of the week throughout the program. Online courses will allow you to complete the entire RN to BSN program curriculum without setting foot on campus.
The Queens environment offers personalized attention from your faculty and low student/faculty ratios. Learning experiences are often individualized to match your area of interest. Clinical courses are competency-based with a focus on achieving identified outcomes rather than strictly prescribed learning activities. Students who complete this program are encouraged to continue their education through graduate study in nursing.
In addition to nursing courses, RN-to-BSN students must satisfy the general education requirements of
Hayworth College. Prerequisites to the nursing major may also meet several of those degree requirements. The number of courses each student is required to take is dependent on the student's previous academic achievement. For lists of courses meeting these requirements see Hayworth College General Education requirements. Depending on the number of hours transferred, electives may be needed in order to achieve the required 120 credit hours for the degree.
Normally a student earning their first baccalaureate degree must complete at least 45 credit hours for the degree at Queens. However, the residency is reduced to 36 hours for students in the RN-to-BSN program.
All prerequisite courses (which are listed below) should be completed prior to enrollment, with a grade of "C-" or higher. Students may have up to 4 credit hours of course prerequisites remaining to complete during the first semester in the program.
BIOL 120 - Microbiology for Health Professions and Lab
BIOL 213 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
BIOL 214 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
PSYC 201 - General Psychology
PSYC 320 - Developmental Psychology
MATH 106 - Introductory Statistics
SOCI 203 - Principles of Sociology
NURS 302 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (4)
NURS 310 Nursing: A Practice Discipline* (3)
NURS 360 Topics in Nursing (Topic varies)
NURS 375 Health Informatics (3)
NURS 402 Community Health Nursing** (6)
NURS 442 Complex Nursing Situations** (6)
NURS 454 Nursing Perspectives (3)
NURS 470 Gerontological Nursing (3)
NURS 474 Research & Evidence (3)
NURS 475 Leadership Development (3)
*Upon completion of NURS 310 as validation, RNs will be awarded 36 credits toward the degree for
previous academic work.
**Clinical courses are competency based.
Students are admitted to the RN to BSN Option on a rolling basis. The program curriculum is designed to be completed in 4 consecutive semesters.
Presbyterian 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.