This program is designed to enable students who have a four year degree to obtain a BSN in nursing in fourteen - fifteen months. The student will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to function as professional nurses in a variety of health care settings. Throughout the curriculum the student will obtain competencies for professional nursing practice including critical thinking, decision making, communication, leadership, and high-tech procedures to respond to changing needs and environments in today’s health care settings. Nursing Courses are not accepted as transfer credit. Students who were not successful in other nursing programs are not eligible for admission to nursing at NCCU. If students failed one nursing course, they are not eligible for the accelerated nursing option.
1. 126 Semester Hours:
Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours with a cumulative average of 80 in all nursing courses for success. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 on their previous four year degree to qualify for the nursing program. Students who fail a nursing course, will have the opportunity to repeat the course only once.
2. General Education Requirement:
***All General Education Courses Must Be Completed Prior to Admission to Nursing***
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 in math/science courses. There is a limited time for repeating these courses for consideration in the nursing program. Students can repeat a Math or Science course only once. More than two failures in math or Science will result in ineligibility for admission to nursing.
All general education requirements must be complete prior to admission to the nursing program. GEC requirements are generally transferred from the first degree
Non-departmental requirements (must have a grade of ‘C’ or better):
(List non-department course requirements, if applicable; Non-departmental courses are courses outside the student’s department and may include recommended GEC courses or additional GEC courses.
BE SURE TO NOTE which GEC courses MAY share/meet a GEC area, as well as those that MAY NOT share with the GEC, i.e., the student must take these courses in addition to standard GEC options. Do not include GEC courses that are standard for all students, e.g., English, HIST 1320, HUM 2410/2420, Speech, etc.)
- MATH 1100 - College Algebra and Trigonometry I (3) *
- BIOL 1300 - Molecules and Cell Function (4) *
- SOCI 2000 - Global Societies and Human Behavior (3) *
- HEDU 1531 - Health (2) *
- BIOL 1610 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) +
- CHEM 1000 - Physical Science Related to Chemistry (3) +
- CHEM 1500 - Chemistry and Human Life (3) +
- BIOL 1620 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) +
- PSY 2100 - General Psychology (3) *
- BIOL 2510 - Introduction to Microbes and Disease (4) +
- FOOD 2200 - Introduction to Human Nutrition (3) +
- PEDU 1541 - Fitness (2) *
- MATH 1110 - Elementary Statistics (3) +
* Course may be used to fulfill a GEC Requirement
+ Course must be completed in addition to a GEC Requirement
Math/Science courses transferred must be within five years.
4. Concentration Requirements (must have a cumulative average of ‘80’ or better to progress
5. Additional Requirements
Demonstrate proficiency on selected clinical skills and proficiency in the clinical settings.
Students must complete all science required courses with a “C” or better prior to enrolling in nursing courses. The student must have a math/Science cumulative GPA of 2.8. Greater than two failures in Math and/or Science results in ineligibility for nursing admission.
Students cannot progress to the next level course until all prior level courses are complete