RN to BSN
Prospective Student Transcript Review Session
RN to BSN and RN to MSN options will hold unofficial Transcript Evaluation Days on February 6, 2013 and May 22, 2013. Please bring copies of all college transcripts with you as you will be able to meet with an RN-BSN/RN-MSN advisor to discuss the options and have your transcripts unofficially evaluated. RN-BSN/RN-MSN advisors will be available during the timeframes of 10 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm to perform unofficial transcript evaluations.
The Transcript Evaluation Day will take place in ECU College of Nursing which is housed in the Health Sciences Building on the East Carolina University Health Sciences (West) Campus.
Please respond to ECUNURSESTUDENTSVC@ecu.edu for additional information.
The RN to BSN option provides educational mobility for registered nurses who are seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. RNs have the opportunity of using their prior education and professional experiences to earn advanced placement status at East Carolina University.
The RN to BSN curriculum is designed with the working registered nurse in mind. Each student will be assisted in planning an individual program of study prior to and during enrollment at the university. The baccalaureate and master's programs at East Carolina University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791, and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, PO Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602-2129. (919)782-3211. The RN to BSN option includes the following special features:
- No placement examinations
- Thirty-four semester hours of placement credit and advanced placement to senior status
- Admission twice per year - August and January
- Online courses
- A full or part-time plan of study that allows for completion of all nursing courses in three to five semesters
- Application of professional experiences and continuing education toward selected senior-level practicum courses
The RN to BSN curriculum offers versatility and flexibility. The curriculum is offered online. The RN/BSN option offers three, four, or five-semester plans for completion.
Practicum and field experiences for all options are completed in the student's hometown area.
- 3000 level courses must be completed before taking 4000 level courses
- Nursing 4440 (Nursing Leadership I) must be completed prior to enrollment in Nursing 4450 and Nursing 4460.
- The Nursing Leadership and Service Learning I, II, and III courses must be completed during the last two semesters.
The RN to BSN student earns 34 semester hours of placement credit upon successful completion of NURS 3025 Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning.