BSN Pre-Licensure Program FAQs

1. What does completing the BSN at WCU enable me to do?

Completion of the BSN at Western qualifies you to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Exam for the RN). After you receive your license you can practice as a registered nurse in many different nursing specialties. The BSN also provides you with the platform to pursue graduate education in nursing.

2. Does admission to WCU also mean I’m admitted to the BSN Program?

No. Admission to WCU is separate and does not guarantee admission to the BSN Program.

3. What are the BSN Program admission requirements?

Click here to visit the BSN Program Admission Requirements website.

4. How long does the program take?

The BSN normally takes eight semesters, and you must have 128 credit hours to graduate. Click here to view the suggested BSN eight-semester plan.

5. How much does the program cost? 

Tuition at WCU is extremely competitive. Click here to view the estimated cost of attendance website.

5. Are there scholarships available?

Countless scholarships are available for future and current nursing students. To read more about several offered through WCU, local foundations and the State of North Carolina, visit the School of Nursing Scholarships website.

6. Have questions about transferring from another school or just want to find out more about the BSN Program? Contact the School of Nursing Director of Student Services, Jessica Shirley, for more information and to schedule an advising session.


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