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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN (Accelerated Second Degree Option)


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Program Coordinator: Jeanne Martin (3150 Health Sciences Building; 252-744-6511; martinje15@ecu.edu)

The Nursing, BSN (Accelerated Second Degree Option) is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree and are interested in pursuing a BSN degree with eligibility to obtaining licensure as a registered nurse (RN). This 12-month program begins in the spring semester annually.

To be eligible to apply for this option the applicant must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a graduating cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • At least a B- (2.7) in each of the specified mathematics, biology, and chemistry courses
  •  A “C” (2.0) in the other prerequisite courses
  • Completed a standardized pre-admission test.

The BSN degree requires at least 128 s.h. (50 s.h. in nursing, and 78 s.h.transferred from the previous baccalaureate degree including the designated prerequisites). Science course work cannot be more than five years old.

Licensure/Certification Requirements in North Carolina


The curriculum for all ECU Certificates, Degrees, and Minors  have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for licensure/certification exams in North Carolina. The various licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. Other states have their own requirements, and you’ll want to make sure your program meets criteria in your home state (or state where you intend to work) before you apply. Search our state  Licensure Dashboard to see if the program you’re interested in meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in your home state (or state where you intend to work).

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