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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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.

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Queens University of Charlotte offers three bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) tracks:

  • Traditional BSN - We invite students in high school and college to consider this program. Students can start nursing courses in the fall or spring terms. Students completing their first degree should be prepared to take additional courses to meet university graduation requirements.
  • Accelerated BSN - Open only to students who currently hold a bachelors degree, this program starts in the summer (mid-May) and will take three semesters to complete - summer, fall, and spring (one year).

As a traditional or accelerated nursing student, you will complete 58 hours of nursing courses and approximately 450 clinical hours in the areas of basic and advanced medical-surgical nursing, maternity, pediatrics and community health nursing. All courses take place on campus during daytime hours.

Admission Dates & Deadlines

BSN Direct Admit Option

Open to eligible high school students interested in the BSN program. Direct admission to the BSN program means eligible students enter the upper-division BSN program after meeting prerequisite and general education requirements, excluding QCP 410. They are not required to apply for admission to the upper-division through the competitive process.


To be considered for admission, incoming students must meet all of the following:

  • Graduated from high school within 12 months prior to enrollment at Queens.
  • Minimum unweighted core high school GPA of 3.5 (no rounding).
  • Must meet current course requirements of the pre-nursing courses plan in 4 semesters. All coursework must be completed at Queens.

Once admitted, the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 while at Queens. Students who do not meet progression requirements will be transferred to traditional pre-nursing, may continue with pre-nursing coursework, and are eligible to apply for admission to the upper-division through the competitive application process.

Priority Deadline for the Direct Admit program - November 15

Continuing and Transfer Students

Admission into the BSN is competitive. Students submit a combined university and nursing application when the application is open. All application materials must be received by the application deadline, including transcripts from all schools attended regardless. It is suggested that applicants submit their application and all required material well in advance of the deadline to assure that the application packet is complete. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Decisions are released within six weeks following the deadline.

  Spring 2024 Traditional Track Summer 2024 Accelerated Track Fall 2024 Traditional Track
Application Opens July 7, 2023 December 7, 2023 December 7, 2023
Application Deadline September 11, 2023 February 1, 2024 March 1, 2024

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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.

View our list of states where the Queens BSN curriculum meets Registered Nurse licensure requirements.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Learn more about the cost of attendance, estimated additional fees, and financial aid opportunities for nursing students.

Completing Your Application

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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.

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