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Admission Requirements

To enter the RN to BSN nursing degree program at Catawba College, the following requirements must be met throughout the degree completion:

    • Completion of an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or a Nursing Diploma (RN only)
    • Active RN license (North Carolina or equivalent)
    • Unencumbered (unrestricted) RN license
    • Acceptable Criminal Background history         
    • Current CPR and liability insurance when taking clinical courses
    • Sound mental and physical health necessary to meet the learning outcomes

All core courses must be completed prior to enrolling in Nursing Concentration (NURS) courses.

Retention Policy

Students enrolled in Catawba's RN to BSN nursing degree program are expected to adhere to the following:

  1. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average
  2. Achieve "satisfactory" completion of all course and practicum competencies and related proficiencies
  3. Achieve "satisfactory" evaluations of performance in practicum settings by course faculty, or clinical preceptors during off-campus practicum rotations
  4. Attain a “B” or above in all nursing courses
  5. Students falling below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 will be placed on probation. Students must increase their GPA to a 3.0 (or above) after one probationary semester in order to remain in the program. Failure to meet the 3.0 GPA requirement after one probationary semester, will lead to dismissal from the program. In certain circumstances, students who have been dismissed may reapply to the program. The final decision for readmission will be made by the Nursing Department chair.


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