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The undergraduate program in nursing is a nine semester program leading to a bachelor of science degree. Nursing is an independent professional discipline requiring critical inquiry and discriminating judgment to assist individuals, families and communities to attain and maintain health. Qualified students are prepared as professional nurses and receive a foundation for graduate study in nursing.

There are two tracks for obtaining a BSN.

BSN - Traditional: A full-time, on-campus baccalaureate in nursing program for individuals who do not currently have a bachelor's degree. 

BSN - 2nd Degree: A full-time on-campus baccalaureate in nursing program for individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field. 

The BSN - 2nd Degree program is brought to students through UNC Extended Campus. Visit their website for additional details about tuition, course descriptions, eligibility, and admissions requirements.

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Pre-Clinical Major

Students interested in nursing are accepted as pre-clinical nursing majors if they meet the general admission requirements of the University. Formal application is made to and obtained from UNC's Office of Admissions.

It is highly recommended that students planning a career in nursing include chemistry, biology and algebra in their high school programs. Proficiency in mathematics is essential to success in the nursing program.

Students enrolled in the pre-clinical major will receive academic advisement from one of the pre-nursing Advising and Retention Specialists:

Savana Griego, M.A.

Ross 1212F (within Ross 1210 Suite)
(undergraduate students with last name M-Z) 

Crystal Ibarra-Santoyo, M.A.

Ross 1212C (within Ross 1210 Suite)
(undergraduate students with last name A-L) 

Clinical Major

The designation of pre-clinical nursing major does not assure admission to the clinical major. A separate application and acceptance process is required for the student to enter clinical nursing courses. Information for applying to the clinical major and application procedures are obtained on the School of Nursing website during late fall semester.

The number of students admitted to the clinical major is determined by available resources. Available resources may also limit possibilities for readmission to the clinical major for those students who withdraw for any reason. 

For more information, please reach out to Emily Perkins, Program Management Specialist, Undergraduate Programs at:

Emily Perkins