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Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) have greater career opportunities with the ability to assume more responsibility, earn a higher salary and lead their colleagues in new ways. This flexible online BSN program allows students to work full time while meeting their educational goals. Graduates of Carolinas College of Health Sciences are exceptionally prepared for their first job and empowered to pursue growth throughout their career.

RN-to-BSN Curriculum Master Plan

The BSN degree is a 120-credit hour program consisting of courses completed at the associate degree level and additional higher-level courses to prepare our students for the evolving healthcare environment.

The RN-to-BSN program includes:

  • 37-credit hours of designated NUR core content validated and awarded based upon RN licensure
  • 33-credit hours of lower-level general education courses
  • 18-credit hours of upper-level general education courses
  • 32-credit hours of upper-level nursing courses

Upper-Level General Education and Nursing Courses

The upper-level general education and nursing courses provide students with the professional skills needed to keep pace with the demands of leadership roles in healthcare.

To ensure a proper focus of the program, the curriculum was developed in alignment with the 2008 Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The nine essentials identified by the AACN include:

  1. Liberal education for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice
  2. Basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety
  3. Scholarship for evidence-based practice
  4. Information management and application of patient care technology
  5. Healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments
  6. Interprofessional communication and collaboration for improving patient health outcomes
  7. Clinical prevention and population health
  8. Professionalism and professional values
  9. Baccalaureate generalist nursing practice

Transfer Credit

Upper-level general education coursework completed at other institutions may meet some of the upper-level general education requirements. Once an accepted student has paid their deposit, the registrar will evaluate all previously completed coursework for transfer credit.

Flexible Curriculum and Supportive Learning Environment

We Come to You

We understand that many of our students may be currently working full time, so we’ve designed a program that is 100 percent accessible online. 

You Are Not Alone

At Carolinas College of Health Sciences, students receive unprecedented support from faculty, staff and fellow students. We invest our time and energy in everyone, helping them find a way to achieve the greatest possible success.  Put simply, we’ve created an ideal environment for learning, and we invite you to learn more about it.

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