Traditional BSN Program - Coastal Carolina University
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About the Program

The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a four-year, full-time, prelicensure program pathway for students not already possessing a nursing degree. This program provides students an opportunity to experience clinical settings throughout the coastal region of South Carolina.

Students are first qualified as pre-nursing students and are required to complete core courses and nursing prerequisites during their first two years before selection and entry into the upper-level BSN program during sophomore year.

Successful completion of this program provides graduates the opportunity to take the NCLEX exam and apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Admission Requirements

Acceptance to the nursing major is not test optional. Applicants who apply by March 1 will be given priority consideration. Applicants will be required to have a combined SAT score of at least 1100, a composite ACT score of 22, or TEAS-7 score of 78%. The 46-credit core curriculum and graduation requirements will be the same, as it is for all CCU students. Approximately 26 credits of foundation courses will be specific to the major, as will 55 credits of courses in the major. Courses in the major include didactic, lab, and clinical practice. 

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Admission to the BSN program is competitive and the application process differs for first-time freshmen and change of major or transfer students. Incoming freshmen who seek to enroll in pre-nursing must meet all university admissions requirements and have a minimum ACT score of 22, or a minimum TEAS-7 score of 78%. There is limited availability of this program, so meeting the minimum test scores does not guarantee acceptance to nursing. Acceptance into the pre-nursing portion of the program as a freshman does not guarantee progression into the BSN major. Incoming freshmen who meet the eligibility requirements will be admitted to pre-nursing. There will be an additional application in the sophomore year for admission to the BSN major.

Transfer students wanting to major in pre-nursing must meet the same minimum test score requirements as incoming freshmen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Current students who want to change their major to BSN (pre-nursing) also must document their minimum eligibility with standardized test scores, and have a C or better in all courses attempted. 

For additional information, contact: 

Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Director of Nursing, Professor
Swain Hall 112

Nursing Program Office