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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?
Use our
BSN Program Guide to compare your options


 

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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