Be More With A BSN Degree!

Barton's RN-BSN program prepares students to be collaborative members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.


About the RN-BSN Program

Barton College, in partnership with the North Carolina Community Colleges, offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in which students can transfer seamlessly to Barton College to complete their degree upon receiving an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). The baccalaureate program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The professional nursing courses in this program prepare graduates to function in present and emerging roles as collaborative members of multidisciplinary health care teams. The liberal arts, biological, physical, and social science courses taken prior to entry to the nursing courses provide a sound basis for scientific, humanistic nursing. The faculty of the School of Nursing are committed to assisting students in achieving their educational goals.

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Why Barton?

• Completely online
• Designed for 1-year completion
• Multiple entry points per year (Spring, Summer, Fall)
• Smaller groups
• One-on-one discussion with professors
• Meaningful assignments

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  • An associate's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from other institutions
  • Must be a registered nurse with an unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse. New graduates must complete licensure before NUR 319.
  • All applicants to the Barton College School of Nursing must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on transfer coursework or Barton College coursework before taking NUR 305.
  • CHE 200 is waived for the registered nurse student.
  • If the registered nurse student has completed the requirement for statistics, the requirement for MTH 130 is waived.
  • RN students will receive 35 semester hours of transfer credit based on the ADN courses.
  • The RN-BSN completion program requires 35 semester hours over 2.5 semesters. Up to 6 semester hours can be taken in the term after the RN-BSN completion program.
  • A minimum of 126 semester hours is required for graduation.
  • Online students are required to have a reliable computer with reliable internet access, webcam, and microphone.

Admissions Guidelines

  • Apply through the Office of Admissions.
  • Based on the evaluation of your official transcript, develop a plan for the completion of your prerequisite and core curriculum requirements. The program director will be available to help you plan your course of study.
  • Keep the School of Nursing advised of your progress toward completion of your prerequisite and core curriculum requirements.
  • Rolling admission with multiple entry points. Apply for the next cohort at

RN-BSN Curriculum Plan

Chart your academic path through the semesters.

View the Curriculum Plan

Tuition and Financial Aid

2020-2021 Tuition: $450 per Semester Hour

Complete your FAFSA at and discuss your scholarship and aid options with our Office of Financial Aid at


Dr. Linda O'Boyle
Director of the RN-BSN Program
Corey Coley
Admissions Counselor for Graduate and Professional Studies