This program is designed to enable veterans to 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 completed at other institutions are not accepted for transfer credit. Students who were not successful in other nursing programs are not eligible for admission to nursing at NCCU. A cumulative 3.0 is required for admission to nursing.
1. 126 Semester Hours
Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better. Students must have a cumulative average of 80 in all nursing courses for success. Students who fail a nursing course, will have the opportunity to repeat the course only once. Two failures in nursing courses ( pre-nursing or nursing) results in permanent dismissal from nursing.
2. General Education Requirement:
Freshman and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study. 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.
All general education requirements must be complete prior to admission to the nursing program. If necessary, no more than two GEC courses can be taken after admission to the nursing program.
NURS 4473 - Synthesis of Nursing Concepts II ( 2 )
Some of the General Education courses are “waived” for the veteran nursing student based upon their military transcript evaluation.
Departmental requirements (must have a ‘80’ or better):
4. Concentration Requirements (must have a cumulative average of ‘80’ or better to progress
The veteran student may be able to test out of or validate skills for credit in the courses marked with asterisk (*), depending upon the military transcript and experience.
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. Two failures in math and/or science courses that are required for nursing, results in ineligibility for nursing admission.
Students cannot progress to the next level course until all prior level courses are complete