About the Nursing program at CCU
Our mission is to prepare graduates who can provide evidence-based comprehensive nursing care that is scientifically based, caring and respectful of diverse individual needs.
Wanda Dooley, Director of Nursing
Coastal Carolina University does not offer a traditional nursing program leading to an RN license. There is more than one pathway to be admitted to the BSN completion program at Coastal Carolina University. All RNs enter the same RN-to-BSN completion program:
- RN-to-BSN (for registered nurses seeking a bachelor's degree)
Nursing RN to BSN Program Description (PDF)
**All students interested in nursing, or waiting for an offer of admission to nursing, should review the PDF of the FAQs. The minimum test score requirements are 22 on the ACT, 1100 on the SAT (evidenced-based reading and writing plus math), or 78% on the TEAS-VII. There are limited spaces in this program, and typically, students with the highest test scores are offered admission first. You will be notified about your eligibility by March. If you choose not to accept a spot in this program, it will not impact your admission to CCU.
Students who do not meet the minimum test score requirements are not eligible for the program. You will not be notified if you are not eligible for the program. Please remember that your admission to CCU is not impacted if you are not selected for the Nursing program.**
Students completing the RN-BSN program are prepared to implement roles in today's health care environment that require commitment to evidence-based practice, professionalism and professional ethics, health promotion and disease prevention for individuals and population, leadership skills and knowledge that utilize health information technology, communication and collaboration to promote patient safety and quality care.
To this end, the faculty embraces quality teaching and engaged learning opportunities in the classroom, faculty-student mentoring, and multiple collaborative learning opportunities throughout the program.
The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program is derived from our mission and American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies for Baccalaureate Nursing Education.
Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Director of Nursing, Professor
Swain Hall 112
Nursing Program Office
The RN-to-BSN nursing program located in Conway, SC is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404)-975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.