Carolina Nursing is delighted to announce the coming of a new curriculum to its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program beginning in the fall of 2019.

With this new curriculum comes a new timeline for students seeking admission to either the traditional BSN or the Accelerated BSN (ABSN).

Students applying for the traditional BSN will have a December 2018 deadline and will receive word of admission in March 2019. Admitted students will enter the program in August 2019 and graduate in May 2021 after completing five consecutive semesters of 60 total credit hours.

Students interested in the ABSN will have an application deadline of October 2019 and will receive word of admission in March 2020. Admitted students will enter the program in May 2020 and graduate in August 2021 following four consecutive semesters of 60 total credit hours. 

Clinical instruction for both tracks will begin in the first semester and both tracks will feature an intensive capstone in the final year.

For more information about the Curriculum, please visit our Portal here. For questions about the admissions timeline, please contact our Office of Student Affairs at 919.966.4260.


 For full descriptions of the courses listed below, please click here. (Descriptions for the new curriculum coming soon.)
 For the Hillman Scholars undergraduate course plan, please click here.

 BSN Plan of Study PDF

BSN

Summer

Nurs 254: Discipline of Nursing I (1 credit across both summer sessions)

Nurs 261: Nursing Role in Normal Nutrition (2 credits across both summer sessions)

Nurs 361: Pathophysiology (3 credits across both summer sessions)

Nurs 366: Health Assessment (3 credits across both summer sessions)

Fall

Nurs 253: Individual Development Across the Lifespan (2 credits)

Nurs 360: Concepts, Processes and Skills for Evidence Based Nursing (4 credits)

Nurs 362: Pharmacology Across the Lifespan (3 credits)

Nurs 364: Nursing Care of Adults with Major Health Problems 1 (6 credits)

Spring

Nurs 371: Nursing Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

Nurs 382: Family-Centered Genomic Health Care (1 credit)

Nurs 477: Psychiatric/Mental Health Concepts for Broad Clinical Application in Nursing (5 credits)

Nurs 479: Maternal/Newborn Nursing (5 credits)

Summer

Nurs 487: Practicum in Nursing: Work-Study Experience (3 credits across both summer sessions)

or

Nurs 489: Practicum in Nursing: Global Health Experience (3 credits across both summer sessions)

Fall

Nurs 456: Discipline of Nursing II (2 credits)

Nurs 470: Public Health Nursing (5 credits)

Nurs 472: Nursing Care of Infants, Children and their Families (5 credits)

Spring

Nurs 588: Leadership in Health Care Organizations (4 credits)

Nurs 591: Nursing Care of Adults with Major Health Problems II (8 credits)


65 Total Credits
*Note: Students must take either N487, N488 or N489 to graduate. N487 is offered in summer, N489 in summer or fall, N488 in spring.

 ABSN Plan of Study PDF

ABSN

Spring

Nurs 254: Discipline of Nursing I (1 credit)

Nurs 360: Concepts, Processes and Skills for Evidence Based Nursing (4 credits)

Nurs 361: Pathophysiology (3 credits)

Nurs 362: Pharmacology Across the Lifespan (3 credits)

Nurs 366: Health Assessment (3 credits)

Nurs 382: Family-Centered Genomic Health Care (1 credit)

Summer

Nurs 364: Nursing Care of Adults with Major Health Problems I (6 credits)

Nurs 477: Psychiatric/Mental Health Concepts for Broad Clinical Application in Nursing (5 credits)

Fall

Nurs 371: Nursing Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

Nurs 456: Discipline of Nursing II (2 credits)

Nurs 479: Maternal/Newborn Nursing (5 credits)

Nurs 591: Nursing Care of Adults with Major Health Problems II (8 credits)

Spring

Nurs 470: Public Health Nursing (5 credits)

Nurs 472: Nursing Care of Infants, Children and their Families (5 credits)

Nurs 488: Practicum in Nursing: Health Services Improvement Work Experience (3 credits)

Nurs 588: Leadership in Health Care Organizations (4 credits)


61 Total Credits
*Note: Students must take either N487, N488 or N489 to graduate. N487 is offered in summer, N489 in summer or fall, N488 in spring.

Credit Key: (#total credits : #lecture credits : #clinical credits)

 New BSN Plan of Study PDF

New BSN

Fall 2019

Nurs 301: Foundations of Relationship-Centered Care and Diversity and Inclusion | Carolina Core I (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 310: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment I | On Campus Clinical I  (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 330: Nursing Care of Adults 1 (5:3:2 credits)

Nurs 351: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology Across the Lifespan I (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 384: Family Focused Genomic Health Care (1:1:0 credit)

(14 total credits)

Spring 2020

Nurs 311: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment II | On Campus Clinical II   (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 352: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology Across the Lifespan II (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 481: Mental Health Promotion and Psychiatric Care Across Populations and Settings (4:2:2 credits)

Nurs 482: Reproductive Health and Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (4:2:2 credits)

(13 total credits)

Summer 2020

Nurs 302: Foundations of Research, Ethics and Health Innovation | Carolina Core II (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 430: Nursing Care of Adults II (4:2:2 credits )

(7 total credits)

Fall 2020

Nurs 401: Integrating Principles of Leadership, Quality and Safety, and Informatics into Nursing Practice | Carolina Core III (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 410: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment III | On Campus Clinical III (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth through Adolescence (4:2:2 credits)

Nurs 484: Public Health Nursing in Community Settings (4:2:2 credits)

(13 total credits)

Spring 2021

Nurs 402: Foundations of Population Health and Global Health | Carolina Core IV   (2:2:0 credits)

Nurs 411: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment IV | On Campus Clinical IV (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 697: Capstone: Transitions in Care & Practice (6:2:4 credits)

Nursing* (3 credits)

(13 total credits)


60 Total Credits

*Students must take at least 3 credits of nursing elective(s). This may be satisfied by multiple courses that are each less than 3 credits. The elective(s) may occur in any semester, however students should be mindful that full time study in fall and spring is defined as at least 12 credits.

Credit Key: (#total credits : #lecture credits : #clinical credits)

 New ABSN Plan of Study PDF

New ABSN

Summer 2020

Nurs 301: Foundations of Relationship-Centered Care and Diversity and Inclusion | Carolina Core I (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 310: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment I | On Campus Clinical I  (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 351: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology Across the Lifespan I (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 330: Nursing Care of Adults 1 (5:3:2 credits)

Nurs 384: Family Focused Genomic Health Care (1:1:0 credit)

(14 total credits)

Fall 2020

Nurs 302: Foundations of Research, Ethics and Health Innovation | Carolina Core II (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 311: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment II | On Campus Clinical II   (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 352: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology Across the Lifespan II (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 481: Mental Health Promotion and Psychiatric Care Across Populations and Settings (4:2:2 credits)

Nurs 482: Reproductive Health and Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (4:2:2 credits)

(16 total credits)

Spring 2021

Nurs 401: Integrating Principles of Leadership, Quality and Safety, and Informatics into Nursing Practice | Carolina Core III (3:3:0 credits)

Nurs 410: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment III | On Campus Clinical III (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 430: Nursing Care of Adults II (4:2:2 credits )

Nurs 483: Family-Centered Nursing Care from Birth through Adolescence (4:2:2 credits)

Nurs 484: Public Health Nursing in Community Settings (4:2:2 credits)

(17 total credits)

Summer 2021

Nurs 402: Foundations of Population Health and Global Health | Carolina Core IV   (2:2:0 credits)

Nurs 411: Clinical Nursing Skills and Health Assessment IV | On Campus Clinical IV (2:0:2 credits)

Nurs 697: Capstone: Transitions in Care & Practice (6:2:4 credits)

Nursing Elective* (3 credits)

(13 total credits)


60 Total Credits

*Students must take at least 3 credits of nursing elective(s). This may be satisfied by multiple courses that are each less than 3 credits. The elective(s) may occur in any semester, however students should be mindful that full time study in fall and spring is defined as at least 12 credits.