Our four-semester online RN/BSN option was designed with you in mind. We are cutting the red tape and enabling working nurses to seamlessly continue their education by providing a flexible curriculum plan that allows you to focus on just 2 courses at a time. As a student you will have personalized support from our local and experienced faculty, dedicated staff and consistent cohort of online classmates. With high retention and graduation rates you can rest assured that you will achieve your goals at East Carolina University College of Nursing. All of our courses are conducted online and placement exams and clinicals are not required.

Lori Willford

“The main reason I waited twenty years to go back to college after graduating with my ADN was my fear of the unknowns. Can I afford it? Can I work full time and keep up with my assignments? Can I continue spending quality time with my family? The answer to all 3 questions is a resounding YES! The curriculum and faculty in the ECU College of Nursing RN to BSN option recognize their students as working professionals and want you to succeed. The only question I have left is, “why did I wait so long?” -Lori Willford, Class of Spring 2019

Beatrice White

“The location and not having to do so many more perquisites were the main reasons. For choosing ECU’s program. The instructors were engaging and made the experience rewarding. They just have an awesome program. That’s just the reputation that ECU has. The hardest thing is deciding to do it. You can have many things that you think you want to do, but when you make up your mind and are determined that ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ that’s when you’ll be successful.” - Beatrice White – Class of Fall 2016

Faculty Spotlight

Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN Professor at East Carolina University in the RN/BSN program

Dr. Sitzman has worked for the CON for almost 7 years and has been a member of the RN-BSN team in one capacity or another for all of that time.

“I love teaching in the RN-BSN program at ECU. Our students and faculty colleagues are the best! I feel honored to be a part of the educational and professional journeys of each unique student.”

Dr. Kathleen Sitzman

Staff Spotlight

Stacey Vernelson RN/BSN Administrative Support Associate

Stacey has worked for the College of Nursing for over 15 years and has been a member of the RN/BSN team since 2009.

“I enjoy helping our students continue their education in obtaining their BSN. I look forward to working with each new student and welcoming them to the Pirate Nation.”

Stacey Vernelson

ECU RN/BSN Contact Information:

Email: rnbsn@ecu.edu
Phone:  252-744-6470

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