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Course Requirements for
Special Student Populations

Licensed Practical Nurse Students seeking a B.S.N.:

Same as for the B.S.N. program, with the following exceptions:

  1. LPN students must hold a current, active unrestricted LPN license in North Carolina, or in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. For questions see the NC Board of Nursing Web site.
  2. May earn credit (4 s.h.) for the following course by examination: NUR 210.

Students pursuing the B.S.N. as a second degree:

  1. Prerequisite courses include anatomy, physiology, microbiology, NUR 210 and NUR 220 prior to entering the upper division major. STA 108 or its equivalent is a required pre- or corequisite for NUR 415. The same “Minimum Criteria for Admission” apply.
  2. Second degree students must also apply for admission to the upper division major.
  3. Completion of other University requirements for the degree.
  4. Satisfactory completion of the required 300- and 400-level courses (NUR 310, 320, 340, 360, 380, 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440)

Registered Nurse Students seeking a B.S.N.:

  1. Satisfactory completion of NUR 370 and 371.
  2. May earn credit (30 s.h.) for the following courses by examination: NUR 210, 220, 310, 320, 340, 360, and 380. The cost of taking the exams one time is approximately $180. There is an additional charge to the student for posting credit to the transcript.
  3. Satisfactory completion of NUR 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, and one NUR elective. Example nursing electives include NUR 330, 345, 405, and 500-level nursing courses.
  4. Completion of the GEC requirements (See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings)
  5. Students must also meet the Residency Requirement of 31 s.h. of course work earned at UNCG. Credit for the Special Examinations does not apply toward the Residency Requirement.
  6. Completion of sufficient electives to earn a minimum of 122 s.h.
  7. Completion of other University requirements for the degree.
  8. RN students must hold a current, active unrestricted RN license in North Carolina, or in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. For questions see the NC Board of Nursing Web site.