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Ready for a unique challenge? WCU’s School of Nursing prepares you for a rewarding career in health care. Our graduates pursue a wide variety of specialties, careers, and graduate education. 

We offer multiple undergraduate and graduate academic programs to fit your professional goals, and there’s something unique about each one of our courses of study.

You’ll receive one-on-one attention from our expert faculty who will guide you through your required coursework and clinical experience, provide you with special opportunities, and connect you with the best professional organizations in the region. Class sizes at WCU are always small, and both our undergraduate and graduate programs are extremely affordable.

Whether you’re a future or current student, browse our FAQs to learn more about the admissions process and how to choose the program that’s right for you.

And, if you’re a current student or nursing alumni, check out information on upcoming events, academics, and updated requirements that are of specific interest to you and your peers.

If you have questions or need more information, contact the School of Nursing. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Notice: Western Carolina University School of Nursing’s Dual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program with the School of Nursing at UNC Charlotte is scheduled for review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is scheduled for an on-site evaluation by CCNE September 9-11, 2015. As part of this review, CCNE invites program constituents to submit, in writing, comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation status. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit by August 19, 2015 to  Or, if you prefer, mail comments to: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 
Washington, DC 20036.


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