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Nursing Student Practicing


The Department of Nursing was established in 1948. Initially, the Department offered a certificate in public health nursing. The RN-BSN program started in 1961. By starting the RN-BSN program, NCCU became one of the first universities in the United States to offer a baccalaureate in nursing to associate degree and diploma nurses. In response to the expressed need for a generic baccalaureate program, the Department of Nursing admitted its first class of generic or traditional students in fall 1969. The program received full accreditation in 1970, a status that has been maintained since that time, currently accredited with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


The Mission of the Department of Nursing is to create and maintain an optimum learning environment that embraces shared governance; foster leadership, scholarship, continuous discovery, and service that enable graduate professional nurses to deliver culturally competent care and to meet the needs for quality health care in a global society.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from the liberal arts and nursing sciences to promote accurate decision-making.
  2. Utilize the nursing process within the context of therapeutic interventions to promote adaptation to changing client environments.
  3. Integrate principles of culturally competent care for individuals, groups, and/or communities within diverse populations.
  4. Integrate leadership and communication skills into the management of patient care.
  5. Collaborate in inter-professional health teams to improve health care delivery to diverse population groups.
  6. Integrate the research process and its findings to implement evidence based practice.

Program Outcome Data 2016 - 2017


2016 68%
2017 Through July 22, 2017 87%

Program Completion Rate: 

Traditional Option 72.20%
Accelerated Option 88.5%
RN-BSN 100%
Aggregate Data 83.4%

Job Placement Rate:

(Employment within 6 months post-graduation) 55.7%


The Department of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The nursing program will have a site visit in the fall, 2017.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
404 975 5000

Email: info@acenursing.org

Web: www.acenursing.org


The Department of Nursing has full approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 782-3211

Clinical Opportunities

A variety of health care facilities are used throughout the state to provide clinical experiences including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and health departments in Durham, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Person, Vance-Granville and Franklin counties.


Over the past three years, the program has graduated 60-75 nursing students each year including both accelerated and traditional nurses, who are employed in various clinical/educational sites. Our graduates are leaders in the community and actively participate in professional organizations on both local and nationally. Our retention rate averages 85-90%.

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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