BSN IN Nursing

Presbyterian School of Nursing

On Campus Online

Pursue your life’s work with a BSN, whether you already have a bachelor’s degree or are beginning your first.

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. Our program offers three tracks: BSN (traditional track); ABSN (accelerated, second degree track) and RN-BSN (online, accelerated degree completion).

During the second semester of the second year of study, you will apply to the upper division nursing program. Qualified freshmen will automatically be reviewed for eligibility for our Direct Admit option, which means conditional admission into the pre-licensure program, bypassing the competitive admission application process. 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.

Benefits of a Queens BSN:

  • Our campus is conveniently located in the heart of Charlotte, home to premier health care systems.
  • Transfer students meeting admissions criteria are invited to apply to the nursing program.
  • Partnerships with local clinical agencies provide diverse learning opportunities that will support your professional and academic growth.
  • You’ll learn the art and science of nursing from a faculty of more than 20 full-time nurse educators, dedicated to your personal success and fulfillment.
  • The curriculum is designed to prepare you for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN)®.
  • Your degree will provide a strong foundation for continuing your education through graduate studies in nursing.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Queens University of Charlotte are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Three Tracks:

Pre-Licensure Admission Requirements
(Traditional BSN and ABSN)

  • Full admissions to Queens University of Charlotte.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Prerequisite course GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • No more than two prerequisites may be in progress at the time of application submission. All other prerequisites must be completed at this time. Only one of the in-progress courses may be a science course (Anatomy & Physiology or Microbiology).
  • 45 semester hours must be completed toward nursing degree.
  • Meet all technical standards as stated in the current edition of the PSON Student Handbook
  • ABSN applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution awarded prior to applying to the program.

Application Deadlines

  • Traditional BSN Track for fall admission: February 1 (To apply, click "Apply" button on top of page, and choose "Freshman/Transfer Admissions" or "Adult Undergraduate Admissions.")
  • Traditional BSN Track for spring admission: September 10 (To apply, click "Apply" button on top of page, and choose "Freshman/Transfer Admissions" or "Adult Undergraduate Admissions.")
  • ABSN for May admission: February 1 (To apply, click "Apply" button on top of page, and choose "Adult Undergraduate Admissions.")

Admissions Requirements for Students Previously Enrolled in Any Nursing Program

Students who were previously enrolled in any registered nursing program must submit the following for individual consideration during the admission review process:         

  • Official and updated transcripts from all previous programs.  
  • Documentation including the dates of enrollment, name and location of the program and academic standing at the time enrollment ended in that program.
  • An official written explanation (on letterhead) from all previous programs' dean(s) or director(s) detailing why the student did not complete the program.
  • Failure to disclose enrollment in a prior nursing program will disqualify the student's application and/or result in dismissal from the program.
Pre-Licensure Pre-Requisite Courses:
  • QEN 101 Rhetoric and Composition—4 credit hours  
  • QEN 102 Rhetoric & Argument—4 credit hours (This course requirement is waived for students with a previous degree from an accredited institution)
  • NUR 205 Nutrition—3 credit hours
  • PSY 101 General Psychology—4 credit hours
  • PSY  210 Developmental Psychology—4 credit hours
  • BIO  120 Microbiology for Health Professions (with lab)—4 credit hours 
  • BIO  213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)—4 credit hours 
  • BIO  214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)—4 credit hours 
  • MAT 131 Introductory Statistics for Social Science—4 credit hours 
  • QLC 130, 230, or 330 Institutions & Society—4 credit hours

*Students holding a prior baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution are only required to complete the nursing pre-requisite courses. University general education requirements are waived.

Admissions Requirements RN-BSN

This track will be offered when there is qualified pool of applicants. For more information, email Jon Sims.

  • Admission to Queens University of Charlotte
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on all previous course work and in course prerequisites completed during the AAS/ Associate nursing degree
  • Completion of all pre-requisites with a grade of C- or higher (See Blocks 1, 2, and 3.)
  • All pre-requisite and general education courses must be completed prior to enrollment in upper division with the exception of QCP 410 (See Blocks 1, 2, and 3.)
  • A current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which you will complete practice requirements of the program.
  • Meet all technical standards as stated in the current edition of the PSON Student Handbook.
First-time NCLEX-RN pass rate
Grads employed within 3 months
Grads employed within 6 months

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.

Clinical Experiences

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

Get Involved: QUCANS

Join the Queens University of Charlotte Association of Nursing Students (QUCANS). Find opportunities for growth and development through community projects, fund raising and health-related programs.

"Queens is a personal experience. You have room and opportunity to grow into the nurse you want to be. There are also great scholarship opportunities."-Kayleigh Freeman '16

Understanding Cost

For information regarding nursing program tuition, check out our tuition page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our BSN program, we're happy to talk with you. Contact us at 704-337-2212 or admissions@queens.edu.

Learn More

View our PSON Student Handbook for additional information.

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