The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate program leading to the bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) degree. There are three options for obtaining a BSN degree: traditional, RN-to-BSN for those who are already registered nurses, and the Veterans Access Program (VAP). All options require a foundation in basic sciences and humanities. RN-to-BSN students apply through a University process. The RN-to-BSN program offers working registered nurses (RNs) the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Graduates are prepared to function independently and collaboratively within the healthcare system to deliver evidenced-based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Consistently recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education since 2005.
- The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Ranked #58 for Best Undergraduate Nursing by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, which represents the top 8 percent of all nursing schools ranked.
- An online-only RN-to-BSN cohort is available for students to complete all classes online.
The Student Experience
- Students are educated by top-notch faculty and scholars.
- The School of Nursing’s Academic Enhancement Center supports student success through tutoring and life skills.
- Assigned faculty advisers work closely with nursing students.
- Skills that are in high demand in the health field.
- Graduates are sought after by hospitals and other health care agencies in North Carolina and in other regions.
- Preparation for graduate study at select institutions across the country.
- Potential career paths include:
- Registered nurse at a hospital
- Advancement on clinical ladder
- Clinical nurse specialists
- Charge nurse
- Nurse manager
- Student preceptor
- Clinical research nurse
- Public health nurse
- School nurse
- Quality assurance or care coordinator
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