You’re Made for Impact. We’re Made for You. ¶
The modern nurse is a driving force in an extraordinary era in health care. From long hours and stagnant wages to additional degree requirements for career growth, the hurdles are many. But you’ve chosen to rise to these challenges by embracing your powerful impact as a nurse.
At NCCU Online, we recognize your commitment to the nursing profession, and we understand that choosing to continue your education is a significant decision. That’s why we strive to provide the expert instruction and support you need to keep achieving as a nurse through our online RN to BSN program.
We believe the patient-nurse connection is vital to advancing health care equity — that’s why our online RN to BSN program hones your skills in cultural competence, inclusivity, and service. You’ll emerge from the program an equity-focused nurse leader your community can trust, equipped with the clinical knowledge to improve patient well-being and advance your career.
Join us in driving the future of nursing at NCCU Online.
Earning Your RN to BSN at NCCU Online
Crafted with the modern nurse in mind, our online RN to BSN is tailored to today’s dynamic health care landscape, emphasizing critical thinking, leadership, and communication. Through immersive online coursework, the program builds on your experience as a registered nurse (RN), preparing you to increase your health care impact.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll possess the skills and competencies to:
- Make meaningful contributions to a team of health care providers by combining nursing theory and process.
- Apply steps of the research process in nursing and analyze findings.
- Identify solutions to current issues in health care as a nurse leader.
- Improve and preserve your community’s health through preventative care.
Recognize Your Career Potential with a BSN
A growing number of employers in health care are seeking BSN-prepared nurses, and nurses like you can step up to meet the demand. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), nearly 72% of the RN workforce held a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2022.
Earning your BSN not only allows you to increase your impact within your health care system, it also hones your professional skill set to take on a leadership role. Explore some career opportunities available to you with a BSN:*
Median Annual Salary: $93,946
Nursing Shift Supervisor
Median Annual Salary: $82,890
Utilization Management Nurse
Median Annual Salary: $78,568
Nurse Case Manager
Median Annual Salary: $78,063
Median Annual Salary: $76,308
Nurse Unit Manager
Median Annual Salary: $66,587
Curriculum & Courses
Designed for active RNs, the online RN to BSN program is built on 30 credit hours (22 core nursing credits, plus 8 elective credits). All courses are 100% online asynchronous and offered in eight-week terms.
The RN to BSN is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Nursing Course Descriptions
NURS 4005 Nursing Informatics – 3 Credit Hours
Course description to come
NURS 4520 Introduction to Professional Nursing for RNs – 3 Credit Hours
Course introduces the RN to professional nursing practice through nursing history, concepts of nursing theory, nursing process, and care planning.
NURS 4530 Health Assessment for RNs – 3 Credit Hours
Course develops health assessment skills for obtaining health histories and performing physical examinations. Selected abnormal findings will be included to assist the student with detecting deviations from normal functioning and behavior.
NURS 4540 Special Health Care Problems for RNs – 3 Credit Hours
Course combines nursing processes and theories to enable the student to function as a collaborative health care team member. Problem-solving and critical thinking are used as a framework for professional nursing practice.
NURS 4550 Nursing Research for RNs – 3 Credit Hours
Course focuses on the research process. Students learn how to apply the steps of the research process and how to analyze research findings.
NURS 4560 Leadership & Management for RNs – 3 Credit Hours
Course provides an analysis of sociopolitical and ethical issues and concepts that are directly related to professional nursing practice in an evolving health care system. This course will focus on the nurse as a leader and manager, with an emphasis on finance, health care policy, ethics, system leadership, informatics, quality and safety, and conflict management. It will address current trends and issues that impact professional nursing practice.
NURS 4580 Community Health for RNs – 4 Credit Hours
This course explores the nature and scope of community health nursing practice, focusing on providing care to individuals, families, and aggregates using the levels of prevention as a framework.
*Up to an additional eight credit hours in elective courses may be required for degree completion. The total number of credit hours required for graduation varies based on evaluation of your transfer credits. A minimum of 30 credits earned at NCCU is required for graduation.
Tuition and Financial Aid
$350 per credit hour* *$420 for out-of-state students
30 credit hours
Financial assistance and payment plans available
At NCCU Online, we strive to provide high-quality nursing education that’s financially accessible. At just $350 per credit hour with no additional fees for in-state students, our online RN to BSN degree delivers dependable value for your nursing education and prepares you to maximize your earning potential. Grants and scholarships are also available to those who qualify.Learn More
Faculty Learn With Students
Our professors leverage their own nursing experiences to create applicable lesson plans, and they embrace any opportunity to learn new skills or perspectives to improve their courses.
Innovative Online Design
Immersive online courses engage distance learners by leveraging best-in-class technology and instructional techniques. Students can also benefit from online study groups and virtual office hours.
Commitment to Community
Embodying the university’s unyielding commitment to community service, the community engagement office helps RN to BSN students engage in a meaningful service project as part of their education.
With over 13 research centers and institutes, NCCU produces cutting-edge research in areas such as biomanufacturing, genetic engineering, and health disparities in minority populations.
Upholding Our Reputation
NCCU Online’s ACEN-accredited program has built up a regional reputation among health care providers for graduating the best nurses — an identity that is furthered with every cohort of BSN graduates.
The Eagle Promise
NCCU believes in the success of its students — so much so that it promises to empower every student to earn their degree on time and graduate career-ready, with leadership and networking opportunities along the way.
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Fast Career Advancement
Our online RN to BSN is designed to be completed in as little as one year. With just six required nursing courses, a generous transfer policy, and no clinicals required for degree completion, you can quickly advance your nursing skills to reach your professional goals.
What You Need For Admission
NCCU Online seeks students who embody inner strength and unwavering commitment to patient care, preparing culturally competent, equity-minded nurses to take on top issues in health care and advance their careers.
NCCU is committed to providing equal educational opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or ability. Please review the below requirements for admission to the RN to BSN online program.
- Completed application for admission.
- Documentation of an active, unencumbered RN license.
- Official transcripts of all college coursework sent from the institution(s) with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- List of academic courses in progress (if applicable).
- Supportive documents such as personal essays and recommendation letters are welcomed, but not required.
Transfer applicants to NCCU’s undergraduate programs must meet the following requirements:
Has completed at least 24 transferable credit hours from the last or current institution attended.
- If an applicant has earned less than 24 hours of acceptable credit, they may be reviewed and asked to send SAT or ACT scores.
- Has a cumulative GPA of a “C” or better and eligibility to return to the current or last institution.
- Has evidence of participating in scholastic, community, and civic organizations — including leadership participation.
- Must not be on academic probation at a previous or current institution; must not have been suspended or expelled from a previous or current institution.
Please note the following:
- NCCU will not accept a transfer course with a grade lower than a “C.” Accepted courses are recorded on a student’s transcript; grades and grade points are not calculated.
- NCCU does not accept transfer credit from challenge examinations or for coursework graded pass/fail. The maximum number of transferable credits is 64 semester hours from a two-year college.
A GPA of 2.5 is required for application consideration. Applicants to the online RN to BSN program will automatically receive 61 advanced placement credits for completing an associate degree in nursing. Applicants may transfer up to 30 general education credits contingent on transcript review by the registrar.
RN to BSN applicants must transfer 30 credit hours in general education coursework or complete the courses at NCCU prior to starting the RN to BSN program. Please review the list of accepted courses below.
|General Education Courses||Credit Hours|
|ENG 1110 English Composition I||3|
|ENG 1210 English Composition II||3|
|HEDU 1531 Health||2|
|HIST 1320 World Societies||3|
|HUM 2410 Arts/Humanities I||3|
|HUM 2420 Arts/Humanities II||3|
|HUM 2420 Arts/Humanities (Foreign Language) II||3|
|MATH 1100 College Algebra/Trigonometry I||3|
|MATH 1110 Elementary Statistics||3|
|MSCM 1250 Elements of Speech Communication||3|
|PEDU 1541 Fitness||2|
|PSY 2100 General Psychology||3|
|SOCI 2000 Society of Human Behavior||3|
A Heritage Worth Honoring
NCCU was one of the first and few North Carolina colleges open to African Americans at the time of its founding in 1910. Starting in 1961, NCCU became one of the first universities in the U.S. to offer a bachelor’s in nursing to associate degree and diploma nurses. Today, NCCU’s nursing program boasts high graduation rates and a glowing regional reputation, empowering students of all backgrounds to complete their education.
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