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Student Services and Resources

The Office of Student Services endeavors to assist prospective and current students to through their academic careers at WCU. Through collaboration with university and community partners students are provided with the resources and tools necessary to excel in their field. 

Student Services has office locations in both the Biltmore Park Instructional Site in Asheville and the Health and Human Sciences building in Cullowhee. Students are encouraged to email or set up an appointment if they have any questions. 

Below are items that WCU Nursing students will find beneficial throughout their journey as a Catamount Nurse. 

Student Resources

Information for Pre-Nursing Students

The Traditional and Accelerated BSN programs at WCU require completion of several prerequisites as well as the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS version VI). This test can be taken once every 30 days and can be scheduled through the WCU Testing CenterWCU students qualify to receive 50% off study materials through Mometrix with the code WCU-50-OFF

Traditional BSN students must also complete the ACT. If students did not take, or wish to retake, the ACT a residual ACT is offered by the WCU Testing Center. Students should be aware this residual ACT cannot be reported to any other higher education institutions.

The Testing Center's website provides the most up-to-date information regarding the fees associated with these assessments. 

 Students wishing to take the TEAS exam off-campus are encouraged to contact their local university, community college or testing center (i.e., Prometric or Sylvan). Students may also arrange to take the exam through PSI Exams Online. Exams arranged through PSI can typically be scheduled and proctored through a local testing center. The exam cost through PSI is $110. Scores are available within 72 hours after completing the exam. If registering with PSI, please schedule your test date at least 3 days in advance of the application deadline. For more information visit PSI's website.

Castlebranch and clinical documentation

All students in programs with a clinical or precepted learning experience are required to create an account with Castlebranch to maintain their documentation. 

Undergraduate handbooks and catalog

The Student Handbooks and Catalog are sources for the most up to date information regarding SON and University policies and procedures. Students will be required to submit a signed acknowledgement of their receipt and review of the appropriate handbook. 

Graduate Handbooks and Catalog


The Student Handbooks and Catalog are sources for the most up to date information regarding SON and University policies and procedures. Students will be required to submit a signed acknowledgement of their receipt and review of the appropriate handbook. 

DNP (Post-MSN) Student Information:

For ALL Nursing Students

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