RN to BSN Admissions

Requirements for Admission

  • Hold an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree, or an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution, or a Diploma in Nursing from an accredited hospital nursing program

  • Hold a current, unrestricted and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to practice in North Carolina or a compact state prior to and throughout the RN to BSN program

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale calculated over all college coursework (cumulative GPA as calculated by the Department of Nursing)

  • Have completed all lower division course work (required core, nursing cognate courses, and any elective courses) before starting the RN-BSN program

  • Provide health records and immunization documentation as requested prior to the first day of class

Supplemental Forms

Supplemental forms will be required once the student is admitted to the RN to BSN Program. Further information and due dates will be sent to each student and provided to students by the Nursing Department's Director of Academic Support and Program Compliance. Contact Dr. Becki Turpin, via email at turpinrl@appstate.edu with any questions.

  • Students must maintain malpractice/liability insurance through the University.

  • Students must adhere to all policies of the University and the nursing program.

  • Criminal background checks and drug/alcohol screening may be required

  • Physical Exam Form

  • Safety and Technical Standards Form

  • Proof of required immunizations, Two Step PPD record, and proof of current BLS certification via the American Heart Association