The BSN Completion Entry Option in N.C. A&T's John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences was planned specifically for the registered nurse (RN) whose career goals will be enhanced through additional study. The BSN Completion Entry Option is tailored for RNs who have an associate’s degree (ADN) and wish to advance their career by getting a bachelor's degree. The entry option is designed to facilitate either part-time or full-time study.The nursing curriculum builds on the knowledge gained in the student’s previous degree. Unlike most North Carolina nursing programs, our curriculum incorporates nursing ethics, informatics, interprofessional collaboration and global health.
Specializations (or Careers)
- Nursing Leadership
- Clinical Manager
- Charge Nurse
Minimal Admission Criteria
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited Community College
- GPA must meet current University requirements
- Currently licensed as a registered nurse (RN) and eligible for licensure in North Carolina or compact license, which includes North Carolina, prior to enrollment
- All prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better
- Negative Criminal Background Check
- Negative Drug Screening
Prospective students should submit an application packet (completed application and official transcripts) to the College of Health and Human Sciences by the stated deadline. Early applications will more likely result in enrollment in the preferred student cohort. Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee within the College of Health and Human Sciences and after the applicant has been accepted, he or she will apply for admission to North Carolina A&T State University for enrollment by submitting the appropriate paperwork to the College of Health and Human Sciences, Office of Student Services for processing.
There are 11 required nursing courses. These courses can be completed in 12 months of full-time study. Students should plan to commit an average of 8-12 hours per week in direct course time particularly in the clinical or laboratory courses. Full-time students will enter the entry option in January, May or August and will graduate after 3 semesters of course work.
Explore the BSN Completion Full-Time Curriculum Guide.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
North Carolina A&T State University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA allows the University to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states and territories outside North Carolina. However, NC-SARA does not grant automatic reciprocity with other states or exempt N.C. A&T from the professional licensing requirements required by other states or territories.
N.C. A&T’s Nursing program meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in North Carolina and is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). The University is in the process of determining the licensure requirements for its professional licensure programs but a determination has not been made whether N.C. A&T’s Nursing program meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification for the following states and territories:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
The University's mailing address is:
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
For program-related questions:
Linda Hunt Latham, EdD, RN
Associate Professor, Coordinator BSNC Option
School of Nursing, Hairston College of Health & Human Sciences
For assistance with the admissions or registration process:
Office of Student Services
College of Health and Human Sciences