Chair's Welcome

Greetings and welcome to North Carolina Central University (NCCU)'s Department of Nursing. My name is Dr. Yolanda M. VanRiel, and I am the department chair of Nursing. I am happy that you want to learn more about the NCCU Department of Nursing. Since 1948, nursing has been on the campus of NCCU.

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

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Nursing and Pre-Nursing Students


Degree Programs


Current Year NCLEX Pass Rate


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Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program, students should be able to demonstrate their proficiency in the field as outlined in the student learning outcomes.

Nursing students

Accreditation and Approval

The baccalaureate nursing program at North Carolina Central University, located in Durham, N.C., is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Nursing Student Services

Nursing Student Services provides academic advising for prospective, pre-nursing and nursing students. We serve as the first point of contact for the department. We are a student-centered division that serves as the link for communication between students, faculty and administration.


Transfer Articulation Agreements

NCCU has bilateral and study track agreements with NC community colleges. These agreements include transfer credit for general education courses and prerequisite courses for Nursing.

Click the link below to view agreements with specific community colleges. Please review the bilateral and study track agreements.

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Clinical Opportunities and Eagle General Hospital

A variety of healthcare facilities are used throughout the state to provide clinical experiences, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and health departments in area counties. NCCU’s Clinical Learning Resource Center (CLRC), also referred to as Eagle General Hospital, facilitates support skills lab training, remediation, and simulation experiences.

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Career Opportunities

We are a career-focused department, and we endeavor to place all our students in jobs related to their interests. Students have found employment in diverse fields in the corporate sector, local government, and federal government, as well as in the non-profit sector.

Degree Programs

Nursing students

The Nursing B.S.N. (Traditional) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as professional nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Throughout the curriculum, the student will obtain competencies for professional nursing practice.

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The Nursing B.S.N. accelerated option is designed to enable students who have a four-year degree to obtain a B.S.N. in nursing in 14–15 months. The student will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to function as a professional nurse in a variety of healthcare settings. 

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The Nursing RN-B.S.N. option is designed for registered nurses who have a license to practice in the State of North Carolina. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as professional nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. 

Additional Information


Students in the B.S.N. program are expected to review and adhere to the tech tips and requirements listed in the Tech Checklist. Please review the requirements for both computers and mobile devices for the Nursing program.

Formal Complaints and Grievances

North Carolina Central University is committed to providing an educational climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of individuals. The Department of Nursing follows the University policy REG - 10.16.1 Grievance Procedure for Undergraduate Students Regulation. The student complaint procedure is in the Department of Nursing Student Handbook.

Admission, Progression, and Graduation

Please consult here for admission, progression, and graduation requirements.

Meet the Team


VanRiel, Yolanda

Nursing Department Chair


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