BSN IN Nursing

Presbyterian School of Nursing

On Campus

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.

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.

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

Pre-Requisite Courses:

  • QEN 101 Rhetoric and Composition (4)  
  • QEN 102 Rhetoric & Argument (4)  (This course requirement is waived for students with a previous degree from an accredited institution)
  • NUR 205 Nutrition (3) 
  • PSY 101 General Psychology (4)   
  • PSY  210 Developmental Psychology (4) 
  • BIO  120 Microbiology for Health Professions (with lab) (4)  
  • BIO  213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab) (4)   
  • BIO  214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) (4) 
  • MAT 106 Introductory Statistics for Social Science (4) 
  • QLC 120-160 Institutions & Society (4)

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. 

Two Tracks:


First-time NCLEX-RN pass rate
Grads employed within 3 months
Grads employed within 6 months

Previously Enrolled in a 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 or director 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.     

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

Admissions Requirements

  • Full admissions to Queens University of Charlotte
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two prerequisites may be in progress at the time (only one science course)
  • 45 hours completed toward degree
  • ABSN only: Bachelor's degree from regionally accredited college or university.

Understanding Cost

  • BSN and ABSN students in the first semester of the nursing program can anticipate costs of $1,000 to $1,500 in addition to tuition and fees for items such as books, uniforms, stethoscopes, criminal background checks, immunizations, drug screens and other clinical requirements.  PPDs are required annually.  All students are expected to have reliable transportation.
  • RN-BSN and MSN students in the first semester can anticipate costs of $300 to $500 in addition to tuition and fees for items such as books, uniforms (MSN - if required by clinical site), criminal background checks, immunizations, drug screens and other clinical requirements.  PPDs are required annually.
  • The Accelerated BSN Program has a per-credit-house cost of $760. The Comprehensive BSN is the same as the standard Tuition rate.
  • Those who are pursuing a second degree may have exhausted their federal and state aid eligibility. To learn more about your eligibility, please contact our financial aid counselors as early as possible in the process: 704-337-2225.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our BSN program, we're happy to talk with you. Contact us at 704-337-2314 or PSONAdmissions@queens.edu.  

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