Students practicing in emergency trauma simulation lab

Prelicensure

Our BSN graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice family-centered, professional nursing in a variety of current and emerging health care delivery systems. In addition, the program is designed to provide a foundation for graduate nursing education. Through interactions with patients--individual persons, families and communities--and other health care professionals, nursing graduates will contribute toward meeting the wide-ranging health care needs of the region, state, and the larger community.

Our program admits students twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The fall cohort application deadline is December 15, with the spring cohort application deadline being July 1. To find out if nursing may be a good fit for you, we invite you to explore more about the program below.

  • In 2018, UNCW's NCLEX Pass Rate was 97%, compared to the national average of 88%.
  • The School of Nursing admits students earlier than most every other NC school - students typically start in sophomore year.
  • In addition to the FELS Program, the School of Nursing offers over 50 scholarships. 
  • Median salary of $70,000 in 2017 and employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations ( BLS).