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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean
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919-536-7200, ext. 8004
transfercenter@durhamtech.edu

Nursing - RN to BSN

University Transfer Options

Students have two paths to a Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BSN). The Associate in Arts (AA) degree will transfer to all UNC System schools, most North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and most out of state institutions. In addition, the RN to BSN Uniform Articulation Agreement allows Registered Nurses to transfer the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree together with an Associate in General Education-Nursing (AGE-N) degree to most UNC System and NC independent colleges and universities for completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A separate bilateral agreement allows for a similar transfer of credits to Western Governors University’s RN to BSN program.

The Associate in General Education - Nursing (AGE-Nursing)

The Associate in General Education (AGE) in Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their studies toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing at a four-year college or university.

Course Selection Guide

This course selection guide has been developed by referencing the Uniform Articulation Agreement (UAA) between the University of North Carolina RN to BSN programs and the North Carolina Community College System Associate Degree Nursing programs and the RN to BSN requirements on the websites of the four -year universities. Indicated below are the stated requirements for those institutions within the restrictions defined by the UAA. In order to be eligible, students must have entered a NC community college nursing program on or after Fall 2015 and earn an AAS with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in all RN to BSN classes

  • Appalachian State University (App State)
  • Eastern Carolina University  (ECU)
  • Fayetteville State University (FSU)
  • NC A&T State University (NC A&T)
  • North Carolina Central University (NCCU)
  • UNC - Charlotte (UNCC)
  • UNC - Greensboro (UNCG)
  • UNC - Pembroke (UNCP)
  • UNC-Wilmington (UNC-W)
  • Western Carolina University (WCU)
  • Winston-Salem State University (WSSU)


Students should print out and save the for their major and intended transfer university.

Printable Nursing Course Selection Guide (pdf).

BLOCK I – 23 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)

Block 1 consists of certain prerequisite nursing courses that are taken as a part of all North Carolina community college AAS nursing programs

English Composition (6 SHC)
ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (3 SHC)

Select one course.

ʿⱦapp /UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
One course selected from ART 111, ART 114, ART115, HUM 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240HUM 115AnyHUM 115AnyAnyART, DRA, or MUSAnyPHI 215 or 240PHI 215 or 240AnyAny
Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (8 SHC)

The sequence of BIO 165 and 166 are also accepted but are not offered at ʿⱦapp.

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
BIO 168—Anatomy and
Physiology I
BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168BIO 168
BIO 169—Anatomy and
Physiology I
BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169BIO 169
Social Science (6 SHC)
ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
PSY 150—General PsychologyPSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150PSY 150
PSY 241—Developmental
Psychology
PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241PSY 241
BLOCK II – 18-19 SHC

Block II consists of additional general education requirements that are not a part of an AAS degree but are required to earn a BSN.

English Literature (3 SHC)

Select one course.

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
One course selected from ENG 231, ENG 232ENG 231AnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAny
History (3 SHC)

Select one course.

ʿⱦapp /UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
One course selected from HIS 111, 112, 131, 132HIS 111AnyAnyAnyHIS 112HIS 111 or 112HIS 111 or 112AnyAnyAnyAny
Fine Art(3 SHC)

Select one additional course not taken in Block I

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
One course not selected above from ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112ART 111AnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAny
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

Select one course.

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
One course selected from MAT 143, MAT 171MAT 143MAT 171MAT 143AnyMAT 171AnyAnyAnyAnyAnyAny
Sociology (6 SHC)

Select SOC 210 and one additional course. SOC 213, 230 and SOC 240 are also accepted but are not offered at ʿⱦapp.

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
SOC 210—Introduction to SociologySOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210SOC 210
One course selected from SOC 220, 225AnyAnyAnyAnyNot requiredSOC 225AnyAnyAnyAnyAny
BLOCK III – 17-18 SHC

Block III consists of additional nursing or other requirements that are not a part of an AAS degree but are required to earn a BSN. Please note, individual RN to BSN programs may require a maximum of two elective courses to meet additional school-specific degree requirements that are not a part of the RN to BSN AA. In no case may these two additional requirements necessitate completing more than 128 credits in order to earn a BSN.

Mathematics (4 SHC)
ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
MAT 152 — Statistical Methods IMAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152
Microbiology with Lab (4 SHC)

BIO 175 is also accepted but is not offered at ʿⱦapp.

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
One course selected from BIO 175 or 275—MicrobiologyAnyAnyAnyAnyBIO 275AnyAnyBIO 275BIO 275BIO 275BIO 275
Chemistry with Lab (4 SHC)

CHM 130/A are also accepted but are not offered at ʿⱦapp.

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
One course selected from CHM 131 and 131A, CHM 151AnyAnyAnyAnyCHM 131/AAnyAnyAnyCHM 151AnyAny
Electives (6 SHC)

Select two elective courses.

At NCCU, students must take 8 hours of general education courses at NCCU. If the student did not take CHM 131/A, we recommend CHEM 1500(L), Chemistry and Human Life (4)); HEDU 1541, Fitness (2); and your choice of sociology or economics (3).

Courses that fulfill the World Cultures requirement at Western Carolina include GEO 111, POL 220, REL 110, ART 117, or ASL 111/181. 

ʿⱦapp / UAA RequirementApp StateECUFSUNCATNCCUUNCCUNCGUNCPUNCWWCUWSSU
ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120 or transferable electivesHUM 110
POL 120
ECO 251 or 252
POL 120
COM 231  HEA 110 or PED 110AnyCOM 231
FL 112
HEA 110
PED 110
AnyAnyAnyFL 112
PED 110
COM 231
HEA 110
World Cultures
Any
BLOCK IV – 30-34 SHC

Block IV consists of credit awarded by the community college for the nursing course content taken as a part of the AAS degree program. These credits are awarded only after an RN student has successfully completed one or two initial nursing courses.

BLOCK V – 30-34 SHC (May vary depending on credit allocation from Block IV)

Block V consists of university-based courses that are taken as a part of the RN to BSN program. The number of awarded credits in blocks 1 through 5 must total between 120 and 128 (the number of credits required to earn a BSN at the UNC constituent institutions’ RN to BSN programs.

Guaranteed Admissions Pathways

ʿⱦapp has partnered with several universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a ʿⱦapp university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.

View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities.  

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Western Governors University (WGU)

ʿⱦapp has partnered with Western Governors University (WGU) to develop bilateral agreements, for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs. ʿⱦapp students who complete the Associate of Nursing AAS degree may transfer into one of the following programs:

Also see Nursing university transfer options.

Suggested Paths