Nursing student uses stethoscope on SimMan

Nursing (BSN)

Our baccalaureate program in the School of Nursing has two program options: Prelicensure and RN-BSN. The Prelicensure option is for nursing students who are preparing for entry into professional nursing by taking the registered nurse licensure exam. The RN-BSN option allows the licensed registered nurse, prepared at the associate degree or diploma level, to obtain a Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Professional Nursing in a mostly online format. Click below to find out more information about each track option.

Prelicensure

The purpose of this baccalaureate program is to prepare students as a generalist who possesses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice family-centered, professional nursing in a variety of current and emerging health care delivery systems. This program well prepares graduating nursing students to sit for the National Counsel Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse. Our students have a 97% NCLEX pass rate compared to the national average of 86% (2015-2017 average). Our most recent graduating cohort this past December 2017 achieved a 100% pass-rate.

RN-BSN

To meet today's high demand for nursing professionals, UNCW offers an accredited Bachelor of Science in nursing program for licensed register nurses whom have graduated from an Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma Registered Nurse Program. This program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice family-centered, professional nursing in a variety of current and emerging health care delivery systems.

RIBN

Wilmington Regional Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) is a partnership for dual enrollment between University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and either Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) or Sampson Community College (SCC). Each year a cohort of students is provided a seamless pathway to earn a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the UNCW. To maintain active student status with UNCW while attending a community college, students involved with RIBN will take a minimum of one class each year through UNCW, either online or face-to-face.