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Many healthcare employers are demonstrating an increasing preference for registered nurses (RNs) who hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). This shift is intended to meet the demands of a rapidly expanding U.S. healthcare sector, which is posing more unique challenges to workers. North Carolina’s nursing schools have responded by offering RN-to-BSN completion programs. These enable existing RNs with an associate’s degree or hospital diploma to earn their BSN degree in a streamlined manner.

Advantages of a BSN
One reason employers prefer BSN education is the advanced curriculum. Bachelor’s degree students graduate with a broad skill set and the ability to deal with a variety of unprompted challenges at work. This ensures that patients are guaranteed high-quality health treatment in all situations. The Institute of Medicine recently recommended that 80% of RNs in the U.S. should hold a BSN degree by 2020. Indeed, some institutions like the U.S. Army and Navy have already made it mandatory that their RNs hold a BSN.

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RN-to-BSN programs in North Carolina
North Carolina has several colleges and universities which offer an RN-to-BSN program, typically lasting two years. Some schools offer courses that can be taken online; this enables students to pursue full-time employment while they simultaneously earn their degree. Some employers even subsidize RNs who enroll in a BSN program.

Employment prospects
There are a host of nursing job opportunities available with North Carolina’s major healthcare providers. For instance, Medical Mutual and UNC Health Care are both currently looking to expand their teams of RNs in the state.

To help North Carolina’s RNs advance their careers, we have compiled below a list of the top RN-to-BSN programs in the state.

Featured Schools

Asheville

Mars Hill University
100 Athletic Street | Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Asheville
140 Sweeten Creek Road | Asheville, North Carolina 28803
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park
28 Schenck Parkway | Asheville, North Carolina 28803
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
School Address Programs offered
Mars Hill University 100 Athletic Street
Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South College - Asheville 140 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park 28 Schenck Parkway
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN

Charlotte

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
401 Medical Park Drive | Concord, North Carolina 28025
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street | Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Queens University of Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Avenue | Charlotte, North Carolina 28274
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard | Charlotte, North Carolina 28223
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences 401 Medical Park Drive
Concord, North Carolina 28025
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Catawba College 2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Queens University of Charlotte 1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, North Carolina 28274
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Durham / Chapel Hill area

North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street | Durham, North Carolina 27707
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
103 South Building | Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
North Carolina Central University 1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 103 South Building
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Fayetteville

Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road | Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey Street | Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Fayetteville State University 1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Methodist University 5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Greensboro / High Point area

North Carolina A&T State University
1601 East Market Street | Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - High Point
3975 Premier Drive | High Point, North Carolina 27265
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1400 Spring Garden Street | Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
North Carolina A&T State University 1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - High Point 3975 Premier Drive
High Point, North Carolina 27265
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1400 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Wilmington

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Road | Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 601 South College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr Drive | Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Paramedic-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Winston-Salem State University 601 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Paramedic-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other North Carolina cities

Appalachian State University
287 Rivers Street | Boone, North Carolina 28608
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Barton College
200 ACC Drive NE | Wilson, North Carolina 27893
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Carolina University
1001 East Fifth Street | Greenville, North Carolina 27858
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Gardner-Webb University
110 South Main Street | Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lees-McRae College
191 Main Street | Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 Seventh Avenue NE | Hickory, North Carolina 28601
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pfeiffer University
48380 US Highway 52 North | Misenheimer, North Carolina 28109
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mount Olive
634 Henderson Street | Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
One University Drive | Pembroke, North Carolina 28372
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western Carolina University
One University Way | Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Appalachian State University 287 Rivers Street
Boone, North Carolina 28608
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Barton College 200 ACC Drive NE
Wilson, North Carolina 27893
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Carolina University 1001 East Fifth Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Gardner-Webb University 110 South Main Street
Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lees-McRae College 191 Main Street
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lenoir-Rhyne University 625 Seventh Avenue NE
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pfeiffer University 48380 US Highway 52 North
Misenheimer, North Carolina 28109
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mount Olive 634 Henderson Street
Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of North Carolina at Pembroke One University Drive
Pembroke, North Carolina 28372
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western Carolina University One University Way
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion