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Be A Nurse in Primary Care

Primary Care Residency Program

Apply now for a Spring or Fall start. All applicants should have their BSN or in the process of obtaining it.

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School of Nursing

Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing offers nationally ranked, accredited, highly affordable undergraduate and graduate programs at WCU’s main campus in Cullowhee, NC, at our Asheville instructional site, and online. Students have access to state-of-the-art classroom and lab space as well as opportunities for hands-on experience through on and off-site clinical partnerships and service learning programs.


The Western Carolina University DNP program is scheduled for review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for initial accreditation of its DNP program. The visit by CCNE’s evaluation team is scheduled for September 12-14, 2022. In accordance with CCNE procedures, program constituents and other interested parties are provided the opportunity to submit, in writing, third-party comments. Third-party comments regarding the DNP Program must be received by CCNE no later than Aug 22, 2022. Comments are shared only with the CCNE appointed evaluation team members and are not shared with the noted nursing program. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE.


Please submit comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Or via the web at:


Degree Programs in Nursing

Explore WCU's competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing and prepare for an in-demand career.

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Undergraduate Degrees

Whether you are looking for a traditional, four-year program or hoping to progress from an RN to a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), WCU offers a variety of award-winning nursing programs to fit your need.


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Graduate Degrees

WCU is the leading provider in western North Carolina for master's and doctorate level nurse training. Programs are offered in a variety of formats, which allows nurses to pursue their graduate degree while continuing their career.


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Online Degrees

The fully online undergraduate, master's and doctoral-level training allows nurses to pursue their graduate degree while continuing their career. These programs provide students with academic and field-based experiences in core competencies.


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