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Associate in General Education Nursing, AAS

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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 UNC 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.

General Education (52-54 Credits)

These courses are contained in the RN to BSN Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 credits)

The following English composition course is required:

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credits)

Select two courses from the following:

Social/Behavorial Sciences (15 credits)

The following courses are required:

Natural Sciences (15-16 credits)

Mathematics (7-8 credits)

The following course is required:

Other Required Hours (7-8 credits)

Academic Transition (1 credit)

The following course is required:

Electives (7-8 credits)

Select 7-8 credits from the following courses:

Total Semester Hours Credit required for degree: 60-61


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.

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