Whether you are looking for a traditional, four-year program or hoping to progress from an RN to a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), WCU offers a variety of award-winning nursing programs to fit your need. Western Carolina University's School of Nursing sets out to meet the continually growing demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses across the state of North Carolina, particularly in the westernmost counties. Courses are offered in Cullowhee and at our Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.
If you’re getting ready to go to college, or if you’re interested in transferring from another institution, we offer the following undergraduate pre-licensure options:
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is our traditional, four-year pre-licensure track.
Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed specifically for post-baccalaureate individuals who want to pursue a career in nursing.
The WNC RIBN program is a four-year ADN to BSN dual-enrollment course of study offered in collaboration between WCU and one of the following community colleges: A-B Technical Community College, Blue Ridge Community College and Southwestern Community College.
If you are already a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), the following degree tracks are availabe to you:
Our RN to BSN program adds value to previous education and existing practice, preparing you for leadership roles and for graduate opportunities.
The MS(N) Early-Entry option is designed to assist selected RNs with good academic records to move smoothly through the RN to BSN curriculum directly into MS(N) study for advanced nursing roles.