The Associate in General Education (AGE) – Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate in Nursing degree and a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing as based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs which was approved by the State Board of Community Colleges and the UNC Board of Governors in February 2015. The AGE-Nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses.
A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in the AGE-Nursing courses listed below and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNG institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.
The AGE-Nursing program is to prepare students to enter one of the limited admission health science fields. Students may be placed into the AGE-Nursing program until they are admitted into their intended major: Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing. If AGE-Nursing students are unable to meet the minimum requirements to apply to these programs, students should work closely with an advisor to determine a more appropriate course of study.
Individual UNC RN to BSN nursing programs may require a maximum of two courses totaling no more than six credits to meet school specific degree requirements that are not a part of the RN to BSN Articulation Agreement. In no case will these additional requirements necessitate completing more than 128 credits in order to earn a BSN. Each UNC RN to BSN institution will develop, publish, and maintain on their website a RN to BSN degree plan that identifies specific degree requirements that are not part of the RN to BSN AA.
For additional information about Blocks 4 and 5 (which contain nursing courses) of the Five Block Degree Plan located within the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina RN to BSN please visit: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs/college-transferarticulation-agreements/uniform-articulation-agreement-rn-bsn.