BSN Classes at BCCC

Five Block Model description with Transfer Course List

Block 1 (23 course credits)

Consists of certain prerequisite nursing courses that are (or will be) taken as a part of all North Carolina community college AAS nursing programs. The courses are:

Course Category

Transferable courses

Credits

English Composition

Select two: ENG 111, 112, 114

6 (3,3)

Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab

BIO 165&166 or 168 & 169

8 (4,4)

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select one from the following: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240, HUM 115

3

Psychology

PSY150, PSY 241

6 (3,3)

Block 2 (18-19 credits)

  • Consists of additional university general education requirements that are not a part of an AAS degree but are required to earn a BSN.
  • These general education requirements will be met by completing one listed course in each of the first four categories and two in the last.

Course Category

Transferable courses

Credits

English Literature

ENG 231,232

3

History

HIS 111, 112, 131, 132.

3

Fine Arts

Select one additional course not taken in Block 1 from the following: ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112

3

College Transfer Math

MAT 14 MAT 143 or MAT 171

3 or 4

Sociology

SOC 210 and one of the following: SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 225, SOC 230, SOC 240

6(3,3)

Block 3 (17-18 credits)

  • Consists of additional nursing or other requirements that are not a part of an AAS degree but are required to earn a BSN. These courses are:

Course Category

Transferable courses

Credits

Statistics

MAT 152

4

Microbiology with lab

BIO 175 or 275

3 or 4

Chemistry with lab

CHM 151 or CHM 130 and CHM 130A or CHM 131 and 131A

4

Social Science/ Elective:

Select 2 from either category or one from each.

ECO 251, ECO 252, POL 120.

Suggested electives include but are not limited to foreign language, speech, culture, and computer science. Electives must selected from the Transfer Course List in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

6 (3,3)

Block 4 (normally 30-34 credits but may vary depending on credit allocation in block 5)

  • Consists of credit awarded by the constituent institutions’ for nursing course (NUR) content taken as a part of the AAS degree program.
  • These credits are awarded only after an RN student has successfully completed one or two initial nursing courses.

Block 5 (remaining credits, normally 30-34 but may vary depending on credit allocation in block 4)

  • Consists of university-based courses that are taken as a part of the RN to BSN program.
  • The number of awarded credits in blocks 1 through 5 must total between 120 and 124, which is the number of credits required to earn a BSN at the UNC constituent institutions’ RN to BSN Programs