RN to BSN Options at DCCC:

Nursing Students in Lab

The nursing industry is changing. The Institute of Medicine recommends that North Carolina increases the number of nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to 80% by 2025. North Carolina hospitals desiring recognition as magnet facilities now prefer their nursing staff to have bachelor degrees in nursing. Currently, less than 50 percent of nurses in the state meet this new expectation. 

What does this new nursing mandate mean to you?

If you’re interested in becoming a nurse, you’ll want to consider programs that lead to a BSN. DCCC is one of those associate degree programs. A BSN will not only help advance your knowledge but make you more marketable in the changing landscape of your field.

If you’re already employed as a registered nurse, you too will want to explore options for furthering your education. This not only adds to your experience but increases your chances of job security for the future.  

Why consider an RN to BSN at DCCC?

Davidson County Community College has agreements with some of the area's best BSN program schools, including The University of North Carolina system schools, the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina A&T (NC A&T).

An articulation agreement is an official contract between two institutions, which allows you as a student to apply credits earned in specific programs at one school toward advanced standing, entry or transfer into a specific program at the other school.

Nursing Student with Classroom ToolOption 1: UNCG Articulation Agreement

Earn your Associate Degree in Nursing at DCCC and enroll in UNCG’s BSN program at DCCC’s Davidson campus. Nurses currently practicing will also be eligible for the program. 

Attending DCCC and completing your BSN on our campus saves you time and money. Not only is the program a lower cost, but you’ll also be traveling closer to home. Why commute long distances for a quality education, when you can do so right in your own community? In fact, UNCG faculty come to you and teach courses in the BSN program on the Davidson campus. 

Option 2: NC A&T Agreement

This agreement formed by DCCC and NC A&T lets you earn two degrees in four years. You will be a dual student at both institutions and earn a BSN concurrently with your Associate Degree in Nursing. You’ll take prerequisite general education and associate degree courses at DCCC while meeting the course requirements towards a BSN at NC A&T.  

Option 3: General UNC Articulation Agreement

Thanks to an articulation agreement between The University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System, which includes Davidson County Community College, applicable DCCC students can take select courses that will transfer to schools in the UNC system. The agreement applies to DCCC nursing students who entered the associate degree nursing program in the fall of 2015 and since that time and successfully complete an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and are licensed as registered nurses. 

Nursing students must apply and gain acceptance to a four year institution in the UNC system in order transfer credits. Although courses specified as part of the agreement generally transfer, students are encouraged to contact the institution they wish to transfer to in order to verify the specific courses and credits required. 

Courses include:

  • BIO 275 Microbiology
  • Nursing Students in the ClassroomCHM 131, 131a Introduction to Chemistry
  • ECO 251 OR 252 Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENG 231 OR 232 American Literature I or II
  • HIS 111 World Civilization
  • MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra
  • MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 
  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation
  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

Students will complete 30-40 additional credits from a university in the UNC system.