RN/BSN Program

New pricing! $8500 for all required nursing classes! Apply now, classes begin August 28th!

Registered nurses wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing may complete the nursing component within 12 months at William Carey University. The nursing component is taught completely online with the option of three face-to-face study sessions per trimester. The program consists of 120 hours:  66 hours of prerequisites, 30 hours of upper-division nursing courses, and 24 awarded credit hours from current licensure.

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, (202.887.6792), by the Board of Trustees, and Institution of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi.

For further information about the RN-BSN program, please contact an Academic Advisor.

Angela Jupiter-McCon, PhD, RN
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 702-1876

Patrick Brady DNP, RN, CNE
Delgado/Charity School of Nursing
450 S. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 671-6683


Program Locations & Contact Information

Hattiesburg Campus
710 William Carey Parkway, Box 8
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone 601.318-6478
Fax 601.318-6446

Tradition Campus
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
Phone: 288.702.1877
Fax: 228.702.1987

Louisiana Off Campus Site
Delgado/Charity School of Nursing
450 S. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone 504-671-6684
Fax 504-568-5494


Prospective Student Links:

Requirements for admission to the RN-BSN Program

  • Complete application for admission to William Carey University
  • Complete application for WCU School of Nursing
  • Graduation from a nationally accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program
  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on all courses taken toward meeting the nursing degree requirements

Progression Policy

  • Complete all nursing courses with a grade of C or better
  • Two failing grades in a course or failing two clinical courses renders the student ineligible to continue in nursing
  • Successful completion of the prerequisite courses with a C or better
  • Successful completion of the Computer Proficiency Examination or BUS 102 or its equivalent

Graduation Policy

  • Complete at least 30 hours of credit at William Carey University
  • Complete the last 30 hours at William Carey University
  • Fulfill all requirements of the University for graduation
  • Complete all nursing courses with a C or better
  • Be recommended for graduation by the dean and faculty

Program of Study

Non-nursing courses may be completed at an individualized pace within six years of admission (see generic program of study). These courses do not have to be completed prior to starting nursing courses. The only prerequisite required is that statistics must be completed before taking NRN 460 – Evidence-Based Practice for RNs.

Revised Nursing Curriculum (Beginning Fall 2014)

  • NRN 3450 Intro to Baccalaureate Nursing
  • NRN 332 Pathophysiology for RNs
  • NRN 3460 Applied Assess and Health Promotion for RNs
  • NRN 3470 Intro Prof Writing and Informatics for RNs
  • NRN 3480 Gerontology Nursing for RNs
  • NRN 4600 Evidence-Based Practice for RNs
  • NRN 4610 The Role of the RN in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • NRN 4620 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing
  • NUR 425 Managing Health Care For RNs
  • NUR 432 Community Nursing for RNs

2 hours of Nursing Elective(s) (NUR 330 – Nursing Community Service may be used for a nursing elective)