RN to BSN Programs North Carolina

North Carolina has 18 schools based in the state that offer RN to BSN programs in addition to 10 or more nationally accredited schools that offer RN to BSN online programs in the state. You can find all these schools listed below along with their accreditation and contact information.

Organizations such as the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have stated that they recognize the BSN should be the minimum educational requirement for a registered nurse to practice. Many of the Magnet hospitals and learning hospitals feel the same way, preferring to hire baccalaureate educated nurses.

It is not always the case that a BSN educated nurse will make more than an ADN or Diploma educated nurse. However, according to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey, in the state of North Carolina BSN educated nurses do make more than diploma and associate's educated nurses. The Salary Survey found that BSN educated nurses made a median hourly rate of $28.78 while ADN educated nurses made a median hourly rate of $26.32 and diploma educated nurses made a median hourly rate of $25.46.

Though nursing shortages are plaguing most of the country including North Carolina, competitiveness for the registered nursing positions at the better paying facilities is high. Higher educated nursing professionals most always have an advantage for the management and other leadership positions and with these positions often comes greater responsibility, but also higher pay. According to the Advance for Nurses Salary Survey, 34% of working RNs in North Carolina hold a BSN, 34.7% hold an ADN and 9.6% hold a diploma.

RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in North Carolina

ADN and diploma educated nurses all have an opportunity to get their BSN by completing an RN to BSN program to stay competitive in the job market. Often the RN to BSN online programs can be completed in as little as 12 months. This means a registered nurse can actually continue working and pursue higher education that will help them move up the nursing career ladder, often resulting in greater earnings. Learn more about the RN to BSN programs offered in North Carolina by requesting information from the schools listed below that meet your needs.

You might also be interested in the RN to MSN programs in North Carolina.

Colleges & Universities Based in North Carolina Offering an RN to BSN Program

Appalachian State University

The nursing program is Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN

  • Appalachian State University - ASU, Box 32151, Boone N.C. 28608, PH: 828-262-8039

Barton College

NLNAC accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

  • Barton College - School of Nursing, P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893, PH: 800-345-4973

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered:ADN, RN to BSN

  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, 401 Medical Park Drive, Concord, NC 28025, PH: 704-403-1555

East Carolina University

CCNE accredited programs and NLNAC accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nursing Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership, Nurse Midwifery), PhD

  • East Carolina University - School of Nursing, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, PH: 252-328-5358

Fayetteville State University

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

  • Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298, PH: 910-672-1924

Gardner Webb University

CCNE & NLNAC accredited programs

Programs Offered: ADN, RN to BSN, RN - MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, MSN/MBA)

  • Gardner Webb University, Campus Box 312, Boiling Springs, NC 28017, PH: 704-406-4000

Lees-McRae College

CCNE accredited program

Programs Offered: RN to BSN

  • Lees-McRae College, PO Box 128, Banner Elk, NC 28604, PH: 828-765-2667

Lenoir-Ryne College

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

  • Lenoir-Rhyne College - Department of Nursing - Gateway Program, P.O. Box 7292, Hickory, NC 28603, PH: 828-328-1741

N.C. Agricultural and Technical University

NLNAC and CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: RN to BSN

  • N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University - School of Nursing, 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, PH: 336-334-7500

Queens University of Charlotte

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Health Systems Management, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator Practices)

  • Queens University of Charlotte - Vail Program of Nursing, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274, PH: 704-337-2276

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner (including ANP/Oncology option), Health Care Systems - Administration, - Clinical Nurse Leader, - Education, - Informatics, - Outcome Management, Children's Health (PNP, CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Women's Health (including dual option: WHCNP & FNP), Post-Master's programs with the MSN concentration options, Doctoral

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB # 7460, Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460, PH: 919-966-4260

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: RN to BSN

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte - School of Nursing, Charlotte, NC 28223, PH: 704-687-7952

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

NLNAC & CCNE accredited programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Nursing Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontological), Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Various Concentrations, Post-Master's Certificates in Various Concentrations, MSN/MBA, PhD

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro - School of Nursing, P.O. Box 26172, Greensboro, NC 27402-6172, PH: 336-334-5010

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

CCNE accredited Department of Nursing

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke, P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372, PH: 910-521-6522

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

CCNE and NLNAC accredited Programs

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: FNP, Nurse Educator), Post-Master's certificate

  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington - School of Nursing, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-3297, PH: 910-962-3208

Western Carolina University

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited Nursing School.

Programs Offered: BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Administrator), Post-Master's certificates

  • Western Carolina University - Department of Nursing, 209 Moore Hall, Cullowhee, NC 28723, PH: 828-227-7211

Winston-Salem State University

CCNE accredited Department of Nursing

Programs Offered: BSN, LPN to BSN, EMT to BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN

  • Winston-Salem State University, 601 Martin Luther King. Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27110, PH: 336-750-2560

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