N.C. Wesleyan College’s new RN to BSN program has received accreditation approval from its regional accreditor, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

“These are exciting times at North Carolina Wesleyan College with the introduction of nursing to our Adult & Professional Studies programs. It’s never been a better time to advance in the field of nursing and work towards transforming health care for the betterment of those receiving our services,” said Brittany Bass, director of the RN to BSN program. “The faculty and staff stand ready to help prospective students succeed and cheer you on throughout the RN to BSN journey here at NCWC.”

The college has begun accepting applications for the program this spring, with classes set to begin in the fall.

The 100 percent online RN to BSN program is designed to help registered nurses achieve the education necessary to broaden their skill set and advance their careers in nursing.

The curriculum integrates new, innovative knowledge into daily nursing practices and includes 34 credit hours. In the program, professional baccalaureate nursing practice will focus on population health, nursing leadership and management, informatics, health care policy and evidence-based research opportunities that will facilitate professional growth.

RN to BSN students will be required to complete clinical practice experiences that will allow them to implement new knowledge into their nursing practice. The program features multiple start dates so students can begin when they are ready and finish in as little as 12 months.

N.C. Wesleyan has also received a $15,000 gift from two married alums to cover the costs of textbooks for the first 20 students accepted into the program.

For more information about the program and to apply, visit ncwc.edu/rn-to-bsn.