Special Announcement regarding ECU College of Nursing BSN and ABSN Admission Exams:
For changes related to pre-admission testing, please see the admissions information for the BSN and Accelerated Second-Degree BSN (ABSN) options on their respective pages.
The baccalaureate curriculum in nursing provides for four academic years plus one summer session of study in general education and professional nursing. Clinical practice for students is planned in conjunction with classroom instruction and involves placements in more than 50 agencies including hospitals, home health, public health, private homes, schools, clinics and other community agencies.
The undergraduate curriculum reflects societal needs for nursing services and contemporary changes in the roles of nurses in the health care system, and emphasizes essential concepts in the preparation of the nurse generalist.
Students are admitted to the major after completing required prerequisite course work in the humanities and the social, behavioral, and natural sciences. The college also admits registered nurses into the baccalaureate program and recognizes their prior knowledge and competencies through a variety of advanced placement strategies. The RN to BSN option is designed to meet the needs of working RNs. RNs on this track are closely advised and counseled, their individual talents are evaluated as part of placement in courses, and they are monitored for integration of educational experiences with career goals.
The East Carolina University College of Nursing educates professional nurses capable of caring for the diverse needs of our patients. We are dedicated to creating a diverse faculty, staff and student body that reflect our community, and we are always working to enhance our cultural competence as it relates to health care.
The baccalaureate program at the East Carolina University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
Our BSN program prepares nurse generalists with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for professional practice as a provider, manager or coordinator of care in a variety of environments.
Although a large percentage of new graduates go on to work in traditional hospital settings, there are a growing number of opportunities in community health, school health, occupational health, education research and clinical specialties.
Upon completion of the option, each graduate:
Download the BSN curriculum plan.
Executive Director, Student Services
College of Nursing
2150 Health Sciences Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
*ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.*