Nursing, B.S.N.


The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate program leading to the bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) degree. There are three options for obtaining a BSN degree: traditional, RN-to-BSN for those who are already registered nurses, and the Veterans Access Program (VAP). All options require a foundation in basic sciences and humanities. Students in the traditional program apply to the School of Nursing in their sophomore year for admission to the Nursing major. RN-to-BSN and VAP students apply through a University process. The RN-BSN program offers working registered nurses (RNs) the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Graduates are prepared to function independently and collaboratively within the healthcare system to deliver evidenced-based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. 

Program Distinctions

  • Consistently recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education since 2005. 
  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Ranked #58 for Best Undergraduate Nursing by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, which represents the top 8 percent of all nursing schools ranked. 
  • The Veterans Access Program (VAP) provides opportunities for active duty and  military veterans to obtain their BSN.
  • An online-only RN-to-BSN cohort is available for students to complete all classes online.

The Student Experience

  • The new Nursing and Instructional Building offers state-of-the-art learning and simulation spaces for educating nursing students.
  • Students are educated by top-notch faculty and scholars.
  • Clinical learning experiences are offered at some of the best health care agencies in the state.
  • The Grogan Residential College allows those interested in nursing to study, live, and socialize together. (Visit to learn more.)
  • Numerous nursing organizations on campus include the Association of Nursing Students (the national nursing student organization), Sigma Theta Tau International (a nursing honor society), Nurses Christian Fellowship, and Multicultural Nursing Student Association.
  • The School of Nursing’s Academic Enhancement Center supports student success through tutoring and life skills.
  • Assigned faculty advisers work closely with nursing students.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in UNCG’s extensive study abroad program.

After Graduation

  • Skills that are in high demand in the health field.
  • Graduates are sought after by hospitals and other health care agencies in North Carolina and in other regions.
  • Preparation for graduate study at select institutions across the country.
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Registered nurse at a hospital
    • Advancement on clinical ladder
    • Clinical nurse specialists
    • Charge nurse
    • Nurse manager
    • Student preceptor
    • Clinical research nurse
    • Public health nurse
    • School nurse
    • Quality assurance or care coordinator

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: School of Nursing

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Philip Simpson
School of Nursing