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RN to BSN STEP Center

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What is the STEP Center?

The Strategic Transition in Education Progression (STEP) Center at College of The Albemarle (COA) is focused on recent Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) graduates as well as registered nurses within the community. We want to aid in your academic progression by:

  • Promoting your completion of Registered Nursing-Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN/MSN) pre-requisite courses
  • Streamlining the transition into RN-BSN/MSN programs based on your individual needs and academic history at COA

What can we do for you?

  • Help you identify the RN-BSN program that best fits your needs
  • Guide you through the prerequisite identification and completion process at COA


COA Post-Student Nursing Survey

RN to BSN Grid

Eastern North Carolina RIBN Overview

Associate in General Education – Nursing

RN to BSN-related courses

  • BIO 275, Microbiology
  • MAT 151/151A or 152, Statistics
  • MAT 161 or 171, Algebra
  • SOC 210, Intro to Sociology
  • PHI 240, Ethics
  • PSY 241, Developmental Psychology
  • ENG 111, Expository Writing
  • BIO 168, Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 169, Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CIS 110, Intro to Computers
  • BIO 111, General Biology
  • CHM 151, General Chemistry I
  • CHM 152, General Chemistry II
  • HEA 110, Personal Health
  • HIS Courses
  • NUT 110 or BIO 155 Nutrition