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Pre-Nursing CNA Requirement

Pre-nursing students applying for the BSN program in January 2023 are required to have certification as a nursing assistant. If you do not yet have this certification, the BSN program strongly encourages you to enroll in a Nurse Aide course that can be completed over Summer semester to alleviate scheduling and workload conflicts with our prerequisites during Fall Semester. The BSN program would like to recommend courses available at Wilkes Community College (at Wilkes, Alleghany, or Ashe Campuses) being held this summer.

If you are looking for a CNA Certification Course, look here: Please see this link for more details. Scroll down or filter this list to see NUR 3240. There are four course offerings this summer: https://wcc.wilkescc.edu/workforcedevelopment/index.ph



The purpose of this accredited baccalaureate program is to prepare students who do not yet possess a registered nursing license to practice as a generalist in a variety of healthcare settings. In this pre-licensure program, students develop academic knowledge and skills for care of individuals, families, and communities while also building a foundation for graduate nursing education.



The purpose of this accredited baccalaureate program is to prepare nurses who practice as generalists in a variety of healthcare settings. This online program is designed for current registered nurses seeking the BSN degree. The RN to BSN program provides the academic knowledge and skills to advance in the nursing profession and builds a foundation for graduate nursing education.

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The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing program with a concentration in nursing education is to prepare registered nurses for leadership roles as educators in a variety of complex academic or clinical environments.  MSN Graduate students engage in primarily online learning environments with an emphasis on creativity, nursing practice, leadership, and research.         


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