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Undergraduate Programs

BSN students


Whether you are looking for a traditional, four-year program or hoping to progress from an RN to a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, WCU offers a variety of award-winning nursing programs to fit your need. Western Carolina's School of Nursing sets out to meet the continually growing demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses across the state of North Carolina, particularly in the westernmost counties, with courses offered in Cullowhee and at our instructional site in Asheville at Biltmore Park. Find the program that meets your particular needs below:

Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Options

If you’re getting ready to go to college, or if you’re interested in transferring into our accelerated bachelor’s degree, we offer the following undergraduate pre-licensure options:

Degree Tracks for RNs

If you're already a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), we offer you the following degree tracks:

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program adds value to previous education and existing practice, preparing you for leadership roles and for graduate study.
  • MS(N) Early-Entry Option is designed to assist selected RNs with good academic records to move smoothly through the RN to BSN curriculum directly into MS(N) study for advanced nursing roles.
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