***All General Education Courses Must Be Completed Prior to Admission to Nursing***
This program is designed for student 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 as transfer credits. 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 77 in all nursing courses for success. Students who fail a nursing course, will have the opportunity to repeat the course only once.
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 required Math/Science courses should be completed by the end of fall semester of the sophomore year.
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.
3. Concentration Requirements (must have a cumulative average of ‘80’ or better to progress
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