What do I need to know as I begin my RN-BSN program? Presented by the Division of Nursing







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Presented by the Division of Nursing

What do I need to know


Is the RN-BSN option accredited?

• The BSN and RN-BSN Options in the Division of Nursing at

Winston-Salem State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate

Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of

Science Degree in Nursing.

How many credit hours are required?

• One hundred twenty-eight (128) semester hours are required for

graduation and a minimum of 30 of those semester hours must be WSSU

courses. The 9 nursing courses you take at WSSU will produce 35

semester hours and students usually complete the RN-BSN program in

three semesters or one year.


Can I take courses at other schools?

• The sixty (60) general education and nursing pre-requisite semester credit

hours must be completed with a “C” or better and may be taken at WSSU

or accredited universities, colleges, and/or community colleges. The

courses must be at a “C” or better. A C minus is not accepted. A list of

courses that meet WSSU general education requirements is provided on

the orientation site to assist you with selecting courses you’ll need to fulfill

program requirements.

How do I receive my PIN number for course registration?

• A PIN number is required for registration. You should receive your PIN

number on the initial correspondence sent with your RN-BSN admissions

information packet. For subsequent semesters you must meet with your

advisor to receive your PIN.


If I’m in a seated site, will all my courses be offered in a

face-to-face format?

• The majority of your courses will be offered in a face-to-face

format. A few courses are only available in an online format so

some of your courses will be offered online.

If I’m in an online cohort, will I need to take face-to-face


• No, all courses will be offered in an online format

Can I change sites?

• You may change sites if space is available. Please contact

your Region Coordinator to discuss this option.


Cohort Sites

January (Spring Term)

Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington)(RI) FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital (Pinehurst)(RIII) Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem)(R1)

High Point Regional Health System (High Point)(R1) McDowell Hospital (Marion)(RII)

Randolph Community College (Asheboro)(R1) Rex Hospital (Raleigh)(RIII)

Rockingham Community College (Wentworth)(RII) Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (Kannapolis)(R1) South Piedmont Community College (Monroe)(RII) Wake Medical Center B (Raleigh)(RIII)

On-Line (limited availability = 60 students)(O)

May (Summer Term)

Appalachian Center at Hickory (Hickory)(RII) Cleveland Community College (Shelby)(RII) Duke Medical Center (Durham)(RIII)

UNC-Hospital (Chapel Hill)(RIII) VA Medical Center (Salisbury)(R1)

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem)(RII)

Wake Medical Center A (Raleigh)(RIII)

On-Line (limited availability = 60 students)(O)


Who can I contact if I have questions?

Dr. Alfreda Harper-Harrison Interim Director RN/BSN Region II Coordinator harrisonah@wssu.edu Mr. Steven Pierce RN/BSN Coordinator Region III piercest@wssu.edu Ms. Sherri Y. Murrell RN/BSN Coordinator Region I murrellsy@wssu.edu Dr. Kimya Nance RN/BSN Coordinator Online nancek@wssu.edu


Who can I contact if I have questions?

Ms Christina Hale RN-BSN Option Distance Learning Administrative Support Specialist 336-750-2828 halecl@wssu.edu Ms. Lori Hines RN-BSN Option University Program Specialist 336-750-2786 hineslw@wssu.edu Ms Beth Stafford RN-BSN Option Distance Learning Processing Assistant II 336-750-2563 staffordd@wssu.edu


Which courses will transfer?

• For questions related to meeting specific course requirements or

transferability, you should contact your academic advisor.

• A template for NC Community College courses that satisfy general

education requirements here at WSSU is located on the RN-BSN

Orientation page.

• There are 7 general education requirements that must be satisfied:

Culture and Foreign Language, History, Literature, Mathematics,

Natural Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and The Fine


• Flexibility is provided in meeting general education requirements

and it is your responsibilities to make sure you have completed the

courses needed to satisfy program requirements. If you see

discrepancies or need to take additional courses, schedule a time

to discuss this with your academic advisor.


RN-BSN Full-time Curriculum

Semester 1

NUR 2312 Dynamics of Professional Nursing (3 SH)

Semester 1

NUR 3318 Pathophysiology (3 SH) (Online)

Semester 1

NUR 3312 Health Assessment (3 SH)

Semester 2

NUR 3303 Nursing Research (3 SH)

Semester 2

NUR 4203 Caring for the Older Adult (2 SH)

Semester 2

NUR 4502 Community Health Nursing (5 SH)

Semester 3

NUR 4103 Adult Health Nursing II (10 SH)

Semester 3

NUR 4304 Leadership and Management of Care (3 SH)

NUR Elective – Select One Below

NUR 3305 Financial Management for Nurses (3 SH) (Online) Or

NUR 3307 Global Health Nursing (3 SH) (Online)

How many courses will I need to take

each semester?


• Nursing License

• BLS for Healthcare

Provider Certification

• Liability Insurance

• Current Health Record

• Immunizations

– 3 DPT Vaccinations

– MMR (series) or Titers

– 1 Tdap

– Varicella (2 series) or Titer

– Annual negative 2 step TB or x-ray

– Hepatitis B (3 series)

Are there any clinical courses in the

RN-BSN program?

Clinical Courses

NUR 4502 Community Health Nursing

NUR 4103 Adult Health Nursing II


Division of Nursing

RN-BSN Outreach Option

F.L. Atkins Annex

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110

Dr. Alfreda Harper-Harrison

Associate Professor

Interim Director RN-BSN






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