The traditional nursing curriculum is offered for qualified high school graduates, transfer and second degree students and licensed practical nurses. The nursing curriculum is divided into a lower and upper division, each of which is two years for traditional students. The lower division courses provide knowledge in natural sciences with a liberal arts focus. The upper division courses are in the nursing major. Completion of 56 hours is required to obtain Junior status for admission to upper division. All students must successfully complete the Pre-nursing courses prior to admission to the upper division.
First year students are required to take a placement examination in English, Math, Biology, AND THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE THEY STUDIED IN HIGH SCHOOL. Placement scores in English, Math and Biology will determine the entry level course students must take. Students with deficiencies in English, Math, and Biology will begin with remedial courses and then complete the courses in these areas as listed above. Foreign language requirements are in accordance with University Policy. An introductory course in Statistics may be taken in any university department. The Department of Nursing at NCCU reserves the right to modify this information. Students are advised to consult a Nursing Advisor to maintain currency with departmental requirements. Community Service Requirement: 15 Clock Hours per Semester - No Exceptions.