NC Wesleyan College has signed an agreement that will make it easier for registered nurses to transfer their community college credits to Wesleyan in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
NC Wesleyan College is the 13th private college in the state to sign the RN to BSN articulation agreement between North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) and the NC Community College System. The agreement was established specifically to address the growing need for highly qualified nursing professionals.
“NC Wesleyan College’s 100% online RN to BSN program will fill a vital need, especially in this time of social distancing,” said NCICU president A. Hope Williams. “We are delighted that the college will be participating in NCICU’s RN to BSN agreement with the NC Community College System.”
“Wesleyan’s RN to BSN program is designed to help registered nurses achieve the education necessary to broaden their skills and advance their careers in nursing,” said Wesleyan president Evan Duff. “With multiple start dates, students can begin at their convenience and finish in as little as 12 months.”
The RN to BSN articulation agreement describes a progression plan that includes required general education and nursing prerequisite courses acceptable to all participating RN to BSN programs. Students who follow the plan and take those courses at community colleges will meet the entrance requirements for those RN to BSN programs. Nurses may apply to any of the programs without taking duplicate courses.
Under the agreement, a student who completes an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in specified courses, and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, will have fulfilled the lower-division general education requirements and nursing program entry requirements for the participating four-year colleges and universities.
For additional information about NC Wesleyan’s nursing program, go to ncwc.edu/rn-to-bsn.