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Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Rasch-Chair

Welcome to the Department of Nursing at North Carolina Central University.  Beginning in 1945, the Department has a long history of preparing nurses for clinical practice and professional leadership in North Carolina and beyond.  Originally preparing African American nurses at the bachelor’s level today our students and faculty represent diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences.  Our faculty and support staff are highly qualified and dedicated to student success.  We serve as a “gateway of opportunity” into nursing.

The Department offers three options leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  The Traditional BSN program is designed for those students who do not hold a college degree.  The Accelerated BSN program is designed for those students who hold, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree, in any field, and have completed the pre-requisite courses for nursing.  We also offer the RN-BSN program for graduates of associate degree programs who have an unrestricted North Carolina RN license.

The Department of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The program is housed in a state of the art building which features technology enhanced classrooms and collaborative learning spaces for student use.

Students are provided the opportunity to practice outstanding clinical agencies throughout the Research Triangle and surrounding areas.   In the state of the art Eagle General Hospital, students also practice their skills in clinical skill training labs and in simulation labs, featuring both adult and child Human Patient Simulators (HPS).  The HPSs provide realistic and safe practice opportunities before practice with human patients.

In the Department of Nursing, we seek to provide the foundation for the opportunities that will provide you with a strong launch into nursing.

Again, on behalf of the students, faculty and staff, in the Department of Nursing, welcome.


Randolph F. R. Rasch, PhD, RN, FAANP

Visiting Professor & Interim Department Chair

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