The Associate in Arts degree is a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses for students interested in pursuing a four year degree in Nursing (Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing - BSN). Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunites for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.
Courses are approved for transfer through the comprehensive articulation agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs you are admitted to constituents institutions of the University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.
The degree programs consist of two components: universal general education transfer components (UGETC) in general education pretty major courses in English composition, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences and natural sciences/mathematics. In addition, the degree program consists of Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) general education courses required for competitive admission into RCC’s ADN program.
Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Students you are a “C” or higher in the UGETC courses may transferred those courses to be any four-year institution in North Carolina and meet the university’s lower division general education course requirements, subject to the following distribution limit: maximum of 6 hours in English composition, 9 hours and humanities/fine arts/communications, 9 hours in social/behavioral sciences, 8 hours in mathematics, any more hours in the natural sciences.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre college courses to prepare students for the Associate in Arts Program.