BS 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).

Traditional incoming freshman: During the second semester of the second year of study, you will apply to the upper division nursing program. Upon application to the University, 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

  • Convenience: Our campus is conveniently located in the heart of Charlotte, home to premier health care systems.
  • Support: Our partnerships with clinical agencies provide diverse learning opportunities that will support your professional and academic growth.
  • Expert Faculty: Our nurse educators are dedicated to your success and fulfillment. Meet your professors.

  • Results: The curriculum is designed to prepare you for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN)® and provide a strong foundation for graduate studies. 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)

Effective for applicants applying for January 2019 or later admission.

Students must complete the Undergraduate Application and select Upper Division Nursing – BSN 2020 to be considered.

  • GPA from the most recent 30 credit hours or 3 semesters, whichever is greater, of post high school courses must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Pre-requisite GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • No more than 2 pre-requisite courses may be outstanding during the semester of application. Only one of those courses may be a science course (Anatomy & Physiology or Microbiology).  Applicants must submit proof of registration in no more than 2 outstanding courses with the anticipated course completion within one semester prior to enrollment in the Program. The outstanding courses must be completed and transcripts submitted to the admissions office prior to enrollment at Queens.
  • For traditional BSN: A minimum of 45 semester hours that apply to the degree completed prior to the semester of application.
    • For ABSN: Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution awarded prior to applying to the program. ABSN applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution awarded prior to applying to the program except for those students who earn their degree at Queens. Queens’ students with anticipated graduation in May are eligible to apply.
  • Meet all technical standards as stated in the current edition of the PSON Student Handbook
  • Students must complete all pre-requisite courses with a minimal grade of C- in both the didactic (class) and lab components of the course. The prerequisite courses are:
    • NUR 205: Nutrition
    • PSY 101: General Psychology
    • PSY 210: Developmental Psychology
    • BIO 120: Microbiology for Health Professions (with lab)
    • BIO 213: Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
    • BIO 214: Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
    • MAT 131: Introductory Statistics
    • QLC 130, 230 or 330: Institutions & Society (Common equivalent courses are Introduction to Sociology, Cultural Anthropology or American Government)
  • 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.

Application Deadlines

  • Traditional BSN Track for fall admission: March 1 (To apply, click "Apply" button on top of page, choose "Freshman/Transfer Admissions" or "Adult Undergraduate Admissions," and select "Upper Division Nursing - BSN 2020" application.) Application opens December 2019.
  • Traditional BSN Track for spring admission: September 10 (To apply, click the "Apply" button at the top of the page, choose "Freshman/Transfer Admissions" or "Adult Undergraduate Admissions," and select the "Upper Division Nursing - BSN 2020" application.) Application opens July 22, 2019.
  • ABSN for May admission: February 1 (To apply, click the "Apply" button at the top of the page, choose "Adult Undergraduate Admissions," and select "Upper Division Nursing - BSN 2020" application.) Application opens December 2019.

Application 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.

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.
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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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