RN-BSN program information, course requirements and admission information can be found on the Distance Education site.


Open House

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend an Open House to learn more about offered degree programs including the traditional undergraduate BSN program, the RN-BSN degree program, and the Graduate MSN program. The open house will also include information about requirements for admission, and scholarship opportunities here at Appalachian State University.

Undergraduate BSN:  Open House is held in April and September every year.  For more information, please visit

Graduate MSN: Open House is held on the first Friday of the month.  For more information, please visit

BSN Program Information

General Education Waiver (2011): All foundation and non nursing major courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester. Three general education courses other than those that satisfy foundation or courses in the major (see checksheet) may be completed while enrolled in the upper division nursing major.

Note: CS 1410 Challenge Exam is no longer required for students entering ASU Fall 2015 or later.

Transfer Coursework Information

The following link will allow you to enter the institution you are currently attending to see the current course equivalency at Appalachian. Please note that this system is used to determine how courses completed at other institutions may transfer into Appalachian. This information is not comprehensive, however; as new institutions and courses are evaluated, the information will be added to this system.


Through the establishment of scholarships and endowments, donors support the efforts of students in the College of Health Sciences. Students are encouraged to also check with department chairs and program coordinators regarding regional, state and national opportunities.

View and apply for the Department of Nursing Scholarships.

Scholarship applications for the academic year 2016-2017 will be accepted through March 1, 2016. More information on how to apply is available at


Students in both the RN to BSN program and the BSN pre-licensure baccalaureate program are assigned an advisor when they are admitted to the program.

Job Resource Center

A Job Resource Center is a research tool that provides employment, networking, and scholarship information to students, alumni, and employers.