Frequently Asked Questions

What graduate programs does Carolina Nursing offer for 2020 +

GRADUATE: MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate, DNP, PhD, & Pre- and Post-Doctoral Traineeships

BSN to MSN

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Care Leadership and Administration (online)

Post-Graduate Certificate

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

BSN to DNP

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Care Leadership and Administration (online)

MSN to DNP

  • MSN to DNP (online)

PhD and Pre-and Post-Doctoral Traineeship Program

  • Interventions for Preventing & Managing Chronic Illness Health
  • Care Quality and Patient Outcomes

Can I apply to more than one program at UNC? +

No, only one program may be applied to at a time.

How long does it take to earn the MSN degree if you have a BSN? +

The program length varies by specialty and ranges from 35 – 49 credits. Full-time students can complete the program in 1.5 – 2 years.

Can an MSN student attend part-time? +

Effective fall 2020, students in the BSN to MSN Nurse Practitioner options are required to enroll full-time (at least nine credit hours per semester). BSN to MSN HCLA students may enroll full-time or part-time.