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The RN-BSN Outreach Option offered at Randolph Community College by Winston-Salem State University recognizes registered nurses as adult learners with experience in nursing and an active personal life. This is a very student-friendly program with enough flexibility to meet your specific needs.

While the RN-BSN option functions within the parameters of the generic nursing curriculum, course objectives are met with critical thinking, imagination and creativity. Students must be self-directed and actively involved in the process of learning. Winston-Salem State offers classes at 15 off-site locations (including RCC) as well as an online option. Depending on the location, a new class is admitted each year every semester, including spring (January), summer (May), and fall (August).

RCC’s class begins in January. Students may attend the program at any site on a full-time basis, and online on a part-time basis. The BSN and RN-BSN Option programs in the Division of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The graduate receives a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. One hundred twenty-eight (128) semester hours are required for graduation with a minimum of 30 semester hours of WSSU courses.

RN-BSN Option eligibility is met through the following criteria:

  • Admission as a student to WSSU
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina (The license must be maintained throughout course of study)
  • A grade of C or better for all courses transferred
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for admission

Space is limited and awarded first to students meeting all the criteria. Verification of admission to the university comes to the student by letter from WSSU. Upon recommendation of the RN-BSN Option Committee, WSSU sends to the student (by letter) verification of invitation into the RN-BSN Option.

Beth Stafford

Contact for further information on the process of eligibility and admission to the program.