Admission Information to the
Traditional and 2nd Degree BSN Programs


Application for entry into the upper division clinical nursing major takes place in January every year.  At the time of application to the School of Nursing, students must:

  • be admitted to UNC,
  • have completed all nursing prerequisite courses or be enrolled in remaining courses that will be completed prior to mid-May of the year of admission in to the nursing program, and
  • recently completed a CNA course or hold a current CNA license 

The School of Nursing application is available online in early November and is submitted during the designated timeframe in January. An application information meeting is held each fall to explain applications and answer questions about the selection process and criteria.

Those admitted to the Traditional program will begin in the subsequent summer or fall semester.

Those admitted to the 2nd Degree program will begin in the subsequent summer semester.


Admission is based on:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale of most recent 45 credit hours.
  • Computation of GPA will be calculated using the most recent 45 credit hours of coursework and GPA from all of the completed nursing prerequisite courses except BIO 110/BIO 101.
    • High School Advanced Placement scores are not factored into GPA.
    • Grades from technical courses such as CNA, EMT, etc. will not be included.
    • Grades from remedial course work will not be counted.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required in each of the prerequisite courses (or course equivalent). “C-” is not acceptable. If a student is admitted to the Nursing program and earns less than a grade of “C” in any of the prerequisite courses or course equivalent, their admission to the Nursing Program will be rescinded.
  • Completion and verification of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course.

Criteria for admission are subject to change.  If applicant is not accepted into the nursing program, the student may reapply the following year. There is no waitlist.


Traditional Program information

2nd Degree Program Information