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Program Start Dates: January, May & August*
RN to BSN Online Program
If you are a registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma certificate in nursing, North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online program can prepare you for an advanced professional role in the healthcare system of tomorrow. Obtaining your RN to BSN degree will position you to drive change and transform the landscape of healthcare for the betterment of those receiving your services. Established with insight from healthcare employers, the NCWC RN to BSN online program will provide registered nurses with a broadened skill set to integrate new and innovative knowledge into daily nursing practice.
Why Earn Your RN to BSN Online at NCWC?
- Coursework is 100% online in accelerated 8-week terms.
- Complete coursework at your pace with a full-time or part-time schedule.
- Featuring multiple start dates, begin when you are ready and finish in as little as 12 months.**
- Maximize your transfer credits. Tuition is benchmarked against private institutions and there are minimal fees.
- Financial aid and scholarships are available.
- Our engaging faculty have real-world professional experience to ensure you are challenged and supported through practical coursework.
- Flexible Clinical Practice Experiences provided for working adult learners, allowing students to complete these experiences in their place of employment.
**This does not include required general education courses, as this may differ per student based on what they are able to transfer in to the program.
What Can You Do After Completion of Your Online RN to BSN?
At NCWC, you can complete an accredited RN to BSN online program in as little as 12 months and position yourself to earn more throughout your career. Our degree prepares experienced registered nurses for advanced leadership, management, clinical, research and nurse educator positions. North Carolina Wesleyan College RN to BSN will help you achieve your next nursing role.
*NUR major courses start in January, May and August. Students can also begin with general education and/or elective requirements in March, June and October.
RN vs. BSN
BSN-prepared nurses offer better patient care and improved patient outcomes according to the research.
“Patients in an eastern academic medical center who received most of their nursing care from nurses with bachelor of science degrees had better care, fewer readmissions and shorter stays, according to a University of Michigan study.” However, “the real contribution of this study is that when we looked at patients in the same hospital, who were hospitalized on the same unit with the same diagnosis, patients who received more than 80 percent of nursing care from BSN-educated nurses tended to do better—despite often being sicker at the time of admission” according to Olga Yakusheva.
Outlook on Nursing & RN to BSN Education
On January 19, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) made the official proposal to declare 2020 the year of the nurse and the midwife. The Director General of WHO expresses how the role of nursing shall be “amplified and promoted” as the work of WHO and Nursing Now moves forward.
The Institute of Medicine and the AACN recommend that 80 percent of nurses have their BSN by 2020. According to the IOM, nurses with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees possess the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to manage the increasing complexity of both patients and the healthcare system.