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  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) School of Nursing

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) School of Nursing offers the traditional pre-licensure BSN, BSN, MSN, and Doctoral Nursing degree programs including post-graduate certificates in nursing.

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    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited COA Accredited
    • Location Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN-to-DNP, CRNA, NP, PhD, BSN-to-DNP, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), a public institution, was founded in 1891. The Women's College of the University of North Carolina established the College of Nursing in 1957.

    Undergraduate


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    BSN Pre-Licensure

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is for those who want to become registered nurses in four years, plus one summer term.

    The curriculum consists of general education courses, core nursing courses, and elective courses. Graduates must earn a total of 122 semester hours to complete the BSN program.

    Admission (not all inclusive)

    1. GPA 3.0 or higher
    2. Incoming freshmen must have either SAT Critical Reading score at least 500 & SAT Mathematics score at least 500 or ACT Composite score at least 21
    3. Incoming transfer and second-degree students must have a transfer GPA of 3.0 or greater
    4. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam

    BSN as Second Degree

    The BSN as a second degree program is designed for students who would like to complete a BSN degree in two years (one summer and 4 semesters). Those who hold a bachelor's degree in another field are able to have their general education courses waived, therefore making the term shorter. Students are encouraged to work as CNAs during the summer between their junior and senior years.

    RN to BSN

    The RN-BSN program is a part time program that can be completed in three semesters.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are all courses offered online that I may need?

    The UNCG program is not an online program. There are classes taught online, but also face-to-face, making the program a hybrid model of learning. The classes are taught once a week for four hours, and credit for two courses is earned during the one day a week.

    Will I have to complete clinicals?

    The program does consist of clinical components in the 400-level courses.

    Veterans Access Program-VAP

    In 2015, the UNCG School of Nursing launched the Veteran Access Program (VAP) for Nurses. The program is funded by a HRSA grant offering medically trained veterans access and support to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

    Applicants to the VAP program include:

    • Armed Forces Veterans from any branch, including past service in the Reserves or National Guard who have military health experience or training
    • Persons who served as RNs, nursing assistants, medics, LPN/PNs, or other similar positions
    • Any applicant who has a Department of Defense designation as a Veteran on their DD-214

    Graduate


    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    The three areas include Nursing, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration. All courses are offered online.

    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Designed for students who complete advanced specialties in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The programs are only offered online and designed for the working nurse. The MSN/MBA degree in Health Management jointly with the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics is also offered. Courses include a mix of online curriculum and on campus programs.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    • Post-BSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
    • Post-BSN Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
    • Post-MSN Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
    • Post-MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
    • Post-MSN Executive Leadership Concentration

    Post-BSN AGNP

    Post BSN program that is 73 credit hours over 8 semesters, web-enhanced executive format courses. Online courses are campus-based clinical courses and seminars with state-of-the-art simulation lab.

    Post-BSN Nurse Anesthesia Program

    The DNP program for Nurse Anesthesia is offered through UNGC School of Nursing in collaboration with the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia. The post-BSN programs includes 107 credit hours over 3 years, delivered in a web-enhanced executive format, online, campus-based clinical courses, and state-of-the-art simulation labs.

    Post-MSN Nurse Anesthesia Concentration

    • 32 credit hours over 5 semesters
    • Project hours are based on national certification and clinical hours from MSN program
    • Web-enhanced executive format courses
    • 30 semester hours are minimally required for this degree

    Post-MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Post-MSN Executive Leadership Concentrations

    • 32 credit hours over 5 semesters
    • Project hours based on national certification and clinical hours from MSN program
    • Web-enhanced executive format courses

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Program Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Minimum of 57 credits
    • Oral/Preliminary exams after three-fourths of course work
    • RN licensure, CPR certification, current Liability Insurance coverage, criminal background check
    • Seven-year time limit for completion

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019-2020)

    • #201 (tie) in National Universities
    • #109 (tie) in Top Public Schools
    • #165 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor's Programs
    • #13 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    • #70 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #70 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • #51 (tie) in Nursing-Anesthesia

    NICHE (2019)

    • Top Public Universities in America #175 of 672
    • Best College Campuses in America #207 of 1,408
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in America #241 of 599
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in America #281 of 1,542
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in America #441 of 1,591
    • Best Colleges in America #471 of 1,647
    • Best College Locations in America #557 of 1,553
    • Best Value Colleges in America #930 of 1,590
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in North Carolina #6 of 17
    • Top Public Universities in North Carolina #8 of 16
    • Best College Campuses in North Carolina #11 of 50
    • Best College Locations in North Carolina #12 of 50
    • Best Colleges in North Carolina #12 of 50
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in North Carolina #12 of 50
    • Best Value Colleges in North Carolina #22 of 50
    • Best Colleges in Greensboro Area #3 of 12
    • Best Value Colleges in Greensboro Area #7 of 12

    Forbes (2019)

    • #550 Top Colleges
    • #198 in Public Colleges
    • #218 in Research Universities
    • #128 in the South
    • #299 America's Best Value Colleges

    The Princeton Review (2018-2019)

    • The Best 384 Colleges
    • Best Southeastern
    • Green Colleges

    MONEY Magazine ranked UNCG #575 Best Colleges For Your Money (2018-2019).

    UNCG ranked #3 among public universities and 6th among all colleges and universities in North Carolina according to the 2017 College Choice 25 Best Colleges in North Carolina list.

    Accreditation

    UNCG is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the BSN, MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

    The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredited the Nurse Anesthesia program.

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