The traditional nursing curriculum is offered for qualified high school graduates, transfer and licensed practical nurses. The nursing curriculum includes pre-nursing courses that are completed the 2nd semester of the sophomore year, and then nursing courses that begin in the junior year. During the freshmen and sophomore years, the nursing student will complete courses that provide knowledge in the natural sciences and general education curriculum (GEC) with a liberal arts focus. Completion of the GEC courses and science prerequisites is required to obtain admission to the nursing program. All students must successfully complete the Pre-nursing courses and the majority ( 90%) of the GEC’s, prior to admission to nursing.
Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 (minimal) in the math and natural science courses (biology, and chemistry) to be considered for admission to nursing and a minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 2.7; however, admission to the nursing program is competitive due to the limited space approved by the Board of Nursing. As a result, students admitted must demonstrate strong skills in Science and math as well as overall performance. Thus, students with GPA’s of 3.0 are above have highest priority. A preadmission assessment is administered and used to evaluate a student’s math, science, reading, English, and language skills. A designated score must be achieved for admission to nursing.
Students will apply for admission to nursing in the spring semester by January 30th. Students selected will be notified by the end of the spring semester. All students accepted in the traditional nursing option will begin in the summer semester. Please visit the Office of Student Support Services (OSS) 9 am – 4 pm to make arrangements to meet with an advisor or have additional questions answered.
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707