North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Education

Programs in North Carolina

Approved Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

Diploma in Registered Nursing

A program leading to a diploma in nursing is generally 18-32 months in length and is offered by a hospital. The nursing curriculum includes classroom and clinical experiences for patients across the lifespan in hospital, long term care, and community settings. The program prepares a minimal competent, independent nursing practitioner for these settings.

Graduates of the hospital based programs receive a diploma and are eligible to apply to take 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.

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