RN/BSN Program

Registered nurses wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing may complete the nursing component within 12 months at William Carey University. In order to meet the needs of the working registered nurse, courses are offered in an online format requiring three on-campus Saturday class meetings per term. The program consists of 66 hours of prerequisite courses and 30 hours of upper division course work. The student will be awarded 24 hours of credit applicable toward the degree requirements for current RN licensure.

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

For further information about the BSN program, please contact the Academic Coordinator of either campus.

Hattiesburg Campus
Ashley Krebs, RN, PhD(c)
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Tradition Campus
Robin Dennis, RN, PhD(c)
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532


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 Community College-Slidell
320 E. Howze Beach Road
Slidell, La 70461
Phone 504-671-6684
Fax 985-645-3508


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 CPE or BUS 102 or its equivalent
  • Successful completion of the Computer Proficiency Examination

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 NUR 460 – Evidence-Based Practice for RNs.

Current Nursing Curriculum (through February 2015)

  • NUR 315 Concepts of Baccalaureate Nursing
  • NUR 304 Health Assessment
  • NUR 307 Pathophysiology
  • NUR 412 Introduction to Research
  • NUR 414 Writing and Reporting Research
  • NUR 425 Managing Healthcare
  • NUR 432 Community Nursing

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

Revised Nursing Curriculum (Beginning Fall 2014)

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

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