The Associate in General Education (AGE) — Nursing is designed for two types of students related to nursing:
- Students who’re beginning their studies toward an ADN and plan to eventually pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The AGE — Nursing program is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward an ADN and a BSN as based on blocks one through three of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN programs and the North Carolina Community College ADN 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.
- RNs who’re working toward the courses needed to enter an RN to BSN program. A nurse who has already completed 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, and who holds a current unrestricted license as a RN in North Carolina can use this degree pathway to fulfill the UNC institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements for RN to BSN programs. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no nurse is guaranteed admission to the RN-BSN program of his or her choice.