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East Carolina University

East Carolina University

East Fifth Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27858

(252) 328-6131
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Nursing Programs Offered

Accelerated MSN Programs
BSN Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree
RN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs

RN to BSN Program Details

The RN to BSN option provides educational mobility for registered nurses who are seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. RNs have the opportunity of using their prior education and professional experiences to earn advanced placement status at East Carolina University.

The RN to BSN curriculum is designed with the working registered nurse in mind. Each student will be assisted in planning an individual program of study prior to and during enrollment at the university. East Carolina University College of Nursing is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The RN to BSN option includes the following special features:

-No placement examinations
-Thirty-four semester hours of placement credit and advanced placement to senior status
-Admission twice per year - August and January
-Online courses
-A full or part-time plan of study that allows for completion of all nursing courses in three to five semesters
-Application of professional experiences and continuing education toward selected senior-level practicum courses

BSN Program Details

The baccalaureate curriculum in nursing provides for 4 academic years plus 1 summer session of study in general education and professional nursing. Students are admitted to the major after completing required pre-requisite course work in social, behavioral, and natural sciences; and in the humanities. Clinical practice for students is planned in conjunction with classroom instruction and involves placements in over 50 agencies including hospitals, home health, public health, private homes, schools, clinics and other community agencies.

The undergraduate curriculum reflects societal needs for nursing services and contemporary changes in the roles of nurses in the health care system, and emphasizes essential concepts in the preparation of the nurse generalist. The school also admits registered nurses into the baccalaureate program and recognizes their prior knowledge and competencies through a variety of advanced placement strategies. The RN/BSN option for RNs is designed to meet the needs of working RNs. RNs on this track are closely advised and counseled, their individual talents are evaluated as part of placement in courses, and they are monitored for integration of educational experiences with career goals. For more information on the RN/BSN option check out the RN/BSN homepage.

The East Carolina University College of Nursing educates professional nurses, capable of caring for the diverse needs of our patients. We are dedicated to creating a diverse faculty, staff, and student body that reflect our community, as well as to enhancing our cultural competence as it relates to healthcare.

MSN Program Details

MSN in the following areas:

Adult Nurse Practitioner (online)
Clinical Nurse Specialist (online)
Nursing Leadership* (online)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (online)
Family Nurse Practitioner* (online)
Nurse Midwifery (online)
Nursing Education (online)
Nurse Anesthesia (campus-based)

RN to MSN Program Details

The RN to MSN option provides educational mobility for registered nurses who are seeking a Master of Science in Nursing. Through full-time or part-time study, RNs are provided the opportunity to advance their professional careers. The RN to MSN option is highly selective. Students complete undergraduate pre-requisite courses and 15-18 semester hours of RN to BSN coursework before they are eligible for entry into the MSN program. Graduates receive the MSN but do not receive a BSN. Students interested in the nurse anesthesia concentration must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a related field to be eligible for the RN to MSN option.

Students interested in nursing education, clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, and neonatal nurse practitioner concentrations are strongly encouraged to take NURS 3410, Concepts of Pathophysiology for Nursing (3 semester hours). This course will prepare the student for NURS 6050, Human Physiology for Advanced Nursing Practice, at the graduate level.

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