This program is designed for the Registered Nurse who has a license to practice in the State of North Carolina. 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.
1. 120 Semester Hours:
Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with an 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.
2. General Education Requirement:
Students are required to have 37 GEC credits that can be transferred from the Associate Degree or taken at NCCU.
Students are given 61.0 Advance placement credits for completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing or the Diploma in Nursing. Science courses are included in the Advanced Placement.
All general education requirements must be complete prior to admission to the nursing program. If necessary, no more than one GEC course can be taken after admission to the nursing program.
Departmental requirements (must have a ‘80’ or better):
Six nursing courses are required (22 credit hours)
4. Concentration Requirements (must have a cumulative average of ‘80’ or better to progress
5. Additional Requirements
Students complete a capstone project.
Thirty (30) credit hours must be complete at NCCU.