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The demand for registered nurses (RNs) who hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) is on the rise. Healthcare employers are increasingly preferencing BSN-holders in hiring and promotion decisions. For example, the U.S. Army and Navy have already mandated that all employed RNs hold a BSN. This ensures that their nurses hold a broad skill set and can tackle a wide variety of healthcare issues in their line of work.

The types of BSN program
The standard prelicensure BSN program takes four years to complete. However, students who are already qualified as RNs through an associate’s degree or hospital diploma program can opt instead for an RN-to-BSN completion program. This is becoming a popular option for RNs who wish to stay ahead in their field.

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Typical course content
A regular four-year BSN course usually consists of a general education component, alongside a range of advanced medical courses. Teaching is often highly interactive and combined with clinical work and assessment.

RN-to-BSN programs
Existing RNs can use an RN-to-BSN completion program to earn their BSN in as little as two years. Many healthcare providers subsidize the program fees for their employees.

Job prospects
The median salary of North Carolina’s 88,000 RNs is $58,500. However, those holding a BSN degree enjoy higher pay, typically landing in the top quartile of nurses earning $69,000 or more per year. In addition, BSN-holders are more likely to earn promotion into managerial positions.

To help North Carolina’s future RNs discover the state’s array of BSN programs, we’ve compiled a detailed list of them below. You’ll find them organized by major city.

Featured Schools

Asheville

Mars Hill University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Asheville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Mars Hill University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Asheville
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park
Accelerated Second Degree BSN

Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Queens University of Charlotte
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 84.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wingate University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 63.4% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Catawba College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Charlotte
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northeastern University - Charlotte
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.8% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Queens University of Charlotte
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 84.8% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wingate University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 63.4% 2014 to 2016
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Catawba College
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Charlotte
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northeastern University - Charlotte
Accelerated Second Degree BSN

Durham / Chapel Hill area

Duke University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 97.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
North Carolina Central University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 78.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Duke University
Accelerated Second Degree BSN 97.9% 2010 to 2016
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.6% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
North Carolina Central University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 78.9% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Fayetteville

Fayetteville State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 96.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Methodist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 74.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Fayetteville State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 96.2% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Methodist University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 74.6% 2014 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Greensboro / High Point area

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
North Carolina A&T State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 77.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - High Point
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.5% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
North Carolina A&T State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 77.0% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - High Point
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Wilmington

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 94.2% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Paramedic-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Winston-Salem State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.6% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Paramedic-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other North Carolina cities

Western Carolina University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 98.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Carolina University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 96.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Gardner-Webb University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Appalachian State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.9% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Barton College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 79.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pfeiffer University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 77.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Campbell University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lees-McRae College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mount Olive
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Western Carolina University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 98.8% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Carolina University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 96.3% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Gardner-Webb University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.3% 2014 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 93.5% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Appalachian State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.9% 2012 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.8% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Barton College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 79.9% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pfeiffer University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 77.0% 2013 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Campbell University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lees-McRae College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mount Olive
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion