The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure program prepares you to begin the practice of professional nursing. Upon graduating, you will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The BSN program conducts theory classes on the Cullowhee campus at WCU's state-of-the-art Health and Human Sciences building. Clinical nursing experiences are held at health care agencies throughout western North Carolina for both years.Admission to the BSN Program is granted twice a year. Fall BSN applications are due February 1. Spring BSN applications are due July 15. Undergraduate students attending WCU must apply to the nursing program in the sophomore year for junior entry, and admission is competitive. It is important for students planning to pursue the BSN to maintain a competitive GPA and to complete all prerequisites.
To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, students must meet the following admission requirements, including the following course prerequisites, prior to starting the upper-division curriculum:
All additional Liberal Studies courses, including the Perspectives, must be completed prior to the senior year.
*The WCU Liberal Studies Core requirements are waived for students who have received a bachelor's degree or an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a North Carolina community college.
Three of the five sciences must be completed by the application deadline.
Students are required to earn a minimum grade of "B" or better for NSG 101 prior to
admission to the program. Students are permitted only one repeat for NSG 101 and NSG
346 for grade replacement.
Click here to view the North Carolina Community College course equivalencies for the nursing prerequisites.
For a complete list of approved transfer equivalencies, please visit the WCU Credits Earned Elsewhere website.