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  • Queens University of Charlotte Presbyterian School of Nursing

    The Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte offers several undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees preparing their graduates as leaders, clinicians, and practitioners in nursing.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 93
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Programs BSN, MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, CNL, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
    • Website URL Visit Website

    Queens University of Charlotte, originally the Charlotte Female Institute, was founded in 1857 and is a private, non-profit college. Over the years, the university's growing graduate programs led to its reclassification by the Carnegie Foundation as a master's level university and in 2002, Queens College became Queens University of Charlotte.

    The Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte has grown from the combination of two programs of nursing when the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing joined Queens University of Charlotte.

    Undergraduate


    Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Students graduating high school or attending college for the first time will benefit most from this program. There are general education requirements for undergrads during the first four semesters followed by four upper-division nursing coursework. This is a four-year program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam in order to obtain an RN license.

    Pre-Licensure Track

    The traditional four-year baccalaureate degree track is a full-time, upper division, pre-licensure pathway to the BSN degree. This track is for students who may hold a previous degree, but is not required. Following selection through a competitive admission process, students complete the upper division coursework in 4 academic semesters.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on all previous course work/prerequisites with grade of C- or higher
    • No more than two prerequisite courses may be in progress at the time of application

    Accelerated BSN Track

    The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track is designed for those who hold a bachelor's degree outside of nursing and would like to change their career with an RN focus. With prerequisite courses already completed before coming to Queens, students can finish the nursing courses within three consecutive semesters. Students in the ABSN track are admitted to Queens through Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

    Admission Consideration Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Bachelor's degree from regionally accredited college/university
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA previous course work/prerequisites with a grade of C- or higher
    • No more than two prerequisite courses may be in progress at the time of application submission

    RN to BSN Track

    This track will be offered when there is qualified pool of applicants.

    Admission (not all inclusive)

    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on all previous course work and in prerequisites completed during the AAS/ Associate nursing degree
    • Completion of all pre-requisites w/grade of C- or higher
    • Current unrestricted RN license to practice the state where student will complete practice requirements

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    • MSN Tracks
    • Clinical Nurse Leader
    • Nurse Educator
    • Nurse Administrator

    Additionally, students have an option to pursue a post-baccalaureate certificate in any of these MSN Tracks.

    Admission (MSN) Considerations (not all inclusive)

    • BSN degree regionally accredited by CNEA, ACEN or CCNE. RNs with other bachelor's degrees
    • Cumulative GPA and upper division nursing coursework GPA of at least 3.0
    • Current unrestricted RN license

    Graduate Certificates

    Health Systems Management
    Non-degree students may enroll in the certificate option, which includes five courses in basic principles of management. These courses qualify for the continuing education part of the ANCC certification exam in nursing administration. 

    Clinical Nurse Leader
    Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible to enroll in the six specialty courses for the Clinical Nurse Leader concentration and receive a post masters certificate. Completing the certificate makes the student eligible to sit for the national CNL certification exam.  

    Nurse Educator 
    Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible to enroll in five theory specialty courses for Nurse Educator Practices and receive a Post-Masters Certificate.  

    Online MSN

    Graduates of the online CNL program are eligible to sit for the national Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam.  The final course in the program includes a review for the intense exam. The CNL exam pass rate for graduates of the online CNL program from Queens is above the national average.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    How soon can I earn this degree?

    The course plan combines an 8-week and an occasional 16-week course, helping the student complete the degree within 2 years.

    Can I continue to work while pursuing this degree?

    Yes, with the flexible online program, you can work.

    Is there a clinical component?

    Yes. The student is responsible to find his or her own preceptor.

    Is the GRE required?

    No, a GRE is not required

    Accreditation

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Master of Science in Nursing program.

    Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #18 in Regional Universities South
    • #12 in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #32 in Best Value Schools
    • #94 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    • #183 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's

    NICHE (2019)

    • Best Christian Colleges in America #167 of 356
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in America #189 of 599
    • Best College Locations in America #270 of 1,553
    • Best Small Colleges in America #394 of 997
    • Top Private Universities in America #491 of 975
    • Best College Campuses in America #662 of 1,408
    • Best Value Colleges in America #671 of 1,590
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in America #793 of 1,542
    • Best Colleges in America #803 of 1,647
    • Best Christian Colleges in North Carolina #2 of 23
    • Best College Locations in North Carolina #3 of 50
    • Best Small Colleges in North Carolina #5 of 31
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in North Carolina #5 of 17
    • Top Private Universities in North Carolina #7 of 34
    • Best Value Colleges in North Carolina #11 of 50
    • Most Diverse Colleges in North Carolina #11 of 48
    • Best Colleges in North Carolina #18 of 50
    • Best College Campuses in North Carolina #23 of 50
    • Best Colleges in Charlotte Area #4 of 8Best Value Colleges in Charlotte Area #4 of 8

    Forbes (2019)

    • #530 Top Colleges
    • #340 in Private Colleges
    • #120 in the South

    College Factual (2018-2019)

    • #27 Best Colleges for the Money in North Carolina
    • #865 Best Colleges for the Money nationally

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