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FACULTY/STAFF DIRECTORY

 
Which Nursing Program is Right for You?

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • The Traditional Pre-Licensure BSN Program is for persons who:
    • Have no previous health-care background
    • Be certified as Nurse Aides I or II
    • Be Licensed Practical Nurses
    • Be working in health care without a bachelor's degree
    • Have a bachelor's (or higher) degree in another discipline and want a two-year program
      instead of the accelerated option (see below).
    • Visit the BSN Pre-Licensure website for more information.
  • The Accelerated Pre-Licensure Program (ABSN), is only for persons who:
    • Already have a bachelor's (or higher) degree in another discipline
    • Can commit to a 4-semester contiguous course of study
    • Want to be based in Asheville at the WCU Biltmore Park location
    • Visit the ABSN Program website for more information.
  • The WNC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Program
    • Have very little to no prior college coursework
    • Want to be based in Asheville, at A-B Technical Community College or Blue Ridge Community College in Hendersonville and WCU at Biltmore Park
    • Want to be based in Sylva, at Southwestern Community College and WCU main campus
    • Have no previous health-care background
    • Be certified as Nurse Aides I or II by the fall term while in RIBN
    • Visit the WNC RIBN website for more information.
  • The RN to BSN Program is only for persons who:
    • Have a current, unrestricted license to practice as an RN or
      will have such a license before starting WCU Nursing courses.
    • Have completed WCU Liberal Studies requirements
    • Have at least 60 transferable semester hours not counting previous nursing courses
    • Want an online program
    • Visit the RN to BSN website for more information.
  • The RN to MS(N) Early-Entry Option is only for persons who:
    • Meet the requirements for the RN to BSN track (see above)
    • Have completed at least 12 of the 24 required RN to BSN Nursing courses
    • Want to move directly into master's level nursing at WCU
    • Visit the RN to MS(N) Early-Entry Option website for more information.
  • Still not sure which BSN program is right for you?

Graduate: Master of Science (Nursing)

  • The Master of Science (Nursing) Program is for persons who:
    • Have completed the BSN from an accredited institution OR are completing the WCU RN to MS(N) Early-Entry Option
    • Have clinical experience as an RN appropriate to the track
    • Are interested in one of the following tracks:
      • Family Nurse Practitioner (taught at Biltmore Park, core online)
      • Nurse Administration (completely online)
      • Nurse Educator (completely online)
      • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (taught at Biltmore Park, core online)
    • For more information, visit the MSN Graduate and Certificate Options website.

Graduate: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is for person who:
    • Has a Masters in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist or other closely related clinical concentration.
    • Wishes to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems.
    • Can meet for 3-day immersion sessions each semester in Asheville and Charlotte.
    • For more information, visit the DNP Program website.
 

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