Requirements for admission into the RN-BSN program are: (1) graduation from a nationally accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program, (2) unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in all states where licensed with no pending legal action, (3) good standing at William Carey University, and (4) cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on all courses taken toward meeting the nursing degree requirements. The unencumbered license (#2 above) must be maintained throughout enrollment in the program.
All students wishing to enter the RN-BSN completion program must submit an RN-BSN application. No incomplete application will be considered. Applications are available online at the William Carey University website.
A grade of “C” or better is required in each prerequisite course. A “C” average is required on core courses. RNs entering the program are given credit for NUR 300, NUR 303, NUR 310, and NUR 426. Only 60 hours from a community college can be counted toward the remaining coursework required for the BSN degree. The last 30 hours must be completed at William Carey University.
William Carey University prelicensure BSN credit will not be applied as RN-BSN credit for students who have previously been unsuccessful in the William Carey University prelicensure BSN program. To be eligible for degree, all RNs admitted to the William Carey University BSN program must successfully complete all courses listed in the RN-BSN plan of study. College courses from other universities will be evaluated for course credit, with the final decision for credit determined by the registrars’ office.
Refer to School of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook and individual course syllabi.
The requirements for successful progression through the RN-BSN program are listed below.
- Complete all nursing courses with a grade of “C” or better. Two failing grades in the same theory course or any two failures in a clinical course renders the student ineligible to continue in nursing.
- Successful completion of core courses with a “C” average.