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  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
    Family Nurse Practitioner Program

    Moving to a Full-time, 2-year Option

  • RN-BRES Scholarship Program
    RN-BRES Scholarship Program

    Learn more about the Rural Education and Support Scholarship Program for qualifying RN to BSN students

  • Now Offering: Primary Care Certification
    Now Offering: Primary Care Certification

    Learn more about the Primary Care Certificate now offered by WCU for qualifying RN's

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.

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

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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