The RN-BSN program offers working Registered Nurses (RNs) the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in a convenient online format through a part-time plan of study. The program is offered fully online with asynchronous courses and through an online-only cohort with only one cohort per year. This program is for Registered Nurses with an active, unrestricted North Carolina nursing license.

Nursing & Instructional Building

Program Distinctions

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at UNC Greensboro is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • The DNP nurse anesthesia concentration is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program.

The Student Experience

  • Fully online, asynchronous courses
  • Online-only, cohorts starting in both the Fall and Spring
  • Must hold active unrestricted North Carolina nursing license 
  • Finish in one year, including summer
  • No foreign language required 
  • For licensed RNs located in North Carolina

After Graduation

  • The RN-BSN program prepares graduates to: practice professional nursing based on inquiry, caring and standards of practice, function independently and collaboratively within the health care system to deliver evidence-based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities, and provide high quality and safe nursing care as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • There is an expected 7% job growth through 2029 for RNs.
  • It is projected to add the most jobs of all types of nurses and the third-largest number of jobs of any occupation, about 371,500.
  • There is a faster than average growth in the number of outpatient care facilities that provide same-day rehabilitation and surgery. 
  • The median annual pay for a registered nurse in May 2020 was $75,330 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

ONLINE DEGREE Required State Authorization Language

Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.

UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor’s

College/School: School of Nursing

Program Type: Online

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Tammy Hall
RN-to-BSN Coordinator

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