North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Education

Programs in North Carolina

Approved Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

Baccalaureate Degree Programs

A program leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing is generally 4 years in length and is offered by a college or university which provides baccalaureate and/or higher degree education. The nursing curriculum includes classroom and clinical experiences for patients across the lifespan in hospital and community/public settings. The program prepares a minimal competent, independent nursing practitioner for these settings.

Graduates of approved baccalaureate programs earn a college degree and are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. A RN license is awarded upon successful "Pass" on NCLEX and satisfaction of other licensure requirements.

Note: Information in this list, except for approval status, is based on data provided by the programs. The Board does not accept responsibility for its accuracy.

Click the links to view specific information about each program:

  • East Carolina University - Greenville - Full Approval