UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Nursing has received approval from the UNC System to launch an online-only cohort in its Registered Nurse (RN)-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
Starting this fall, the new cohort option will allow registered nurses to complete all classes online and earn their degree in as little as one year. The online-only format will provide more flexibility for nurses who wish to obtain their BSN.
UNCG’s RN-to-BSN program will have eight cohorts with the addition of the online-only cohort. Approximately 100 nurses are currently enrolled in the program, with hybrid (a combination of in-person and online) cohorts located in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Thomasville, Roxboro, Dallas, and Graham.
“The faculty and staff in the RN-to-BSN program are very excited to offer the online cohort option,” said Dr. Carrie Hill, director of the RN-to-BSN program and clinical assistant professor in the UNCG School of Nursing. “We take pride in our existing hybrid delivery model but understand that with the extreme demands placed on the working RNs in our state, more flexible education options were needed. In response to those needs, prospective RN students now have two distinct choices for obtaining their BSN at UNC Greensboro.”
RN-to-BSN students in the newly approved online-only cohort will take two required nursing courses during each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The remaining required courses are offered online and can be taken in a semester of the students choosing.
The application for the online-only cohort is coming soon. The first class for the online-only cohort is expected to have at least 25 students.
For more information about the RN-to-BSN program, please visit the School of Nursing website or contact Dr. Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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